HAPPY 2023

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year.

May 2023 bring us lots of blessings from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2022 was quite the year for our family! My husband fell and broke his hip while we were in Germany visiting my family. So now he has a new hip “Made in Germany”! Unfortunately, at the same time when he fell he twisted his knee and had to have it replaced in September, which was done in Houston, Texas. He is doing well and recovering. God has been good through this whole trial.

With all that excitement I haven’t written anything and neither have I been working on the book business front.

Just last week, between the holidays, I have started the publishing process for our book “Calling from the Sky” which we had published with Westbow Press but will re-publish ourselves as that will lower the price per book considerably.

My husband has written a new small book, which I have in editing. The title will be “The Choice”. Hoping to get it published within the next two months.

Well, it’s winter here in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and we have been blessed with a lot of snow so far. We also had a cold spell but it’s warmer now, around -5C which is very nice – almost feels like summer right now!

Hope you are all doing well!

Praying that there will be more time in 2023 for me to stay in touch with you all.



Invitation to Become a Book Launch Team Member

Would you like to be a part of the book launch for our next book?

Today, I want to share our next step in the publishing adventure of our book titled:

Solving The Spiritual Dilemma
Why is Discernment the Key to Receiving Eternal Life?

and invite you to be a part in the book launch.

I am so excited that I have managed to get the manuscript uploaded, edited and formatted, and interior photos inserted. Today I have been trying to upload the cover a friend of ours designed but am having some difficulties – so, I emailed the publisher and hope that they can help. I will keep you posted.

Once it’s all ready to go we will be ordering a proof copy!

The official release date is set for April 8th, 2022!


Here is a short summary of what “Solving The Spiritual Dilemma”, a non-fiction, is about:

In today’s world of viruses, lawlessness, murders, and skyrocketing crime rates; overwhelming insecurity has overtaken peace and safety.

We are seeing prophecies being fulfilled. The indoctrination, declining morality, and preparation for people to take the mark of the antichrist are predicted by God. He promises that things are soon going to get a lot worse for those who continue to reject Him. This will all occur right after the taking up of believers from earth. Optimism is dwindling, yet, until that day, there is great hope!

What is this hope? And where can you find it?

Scripture tells us that a person who does not know God cannot correctly make sense of the Bible and find it. Without discernment a person cannot come to know God and this hope.(1 Corinthians 2:14)

How can you unlock this dilemma?

This book explains how to solve it and how to develop a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Whoever reads and understands will see the need to make the most crucial decision possible during this temporary life on earth—that is, to receive eternal life by accepting our Savior who has provided the only way to escape the soon coming seven-year Tribulation and wrath of our loving, just, and all powerful, Almighty God.

With all this said, this book will enable the reader to explain:

  • Why the Bible is foolishness to some
  • A believer’s confidence in the sure hope of eternal life
  • That eternal life is a free gift, how to receive it, and when it begins
  • How to distinguish indoctrinating theories and falsehoods from truth and facts
  • What the truth really is according to the ultimate Source of Wisdom


The goal for this book is to make an impact for the Lord Jesus Christ, and in order to reach this goal we would like for the book to hit the Bestseller List! (Big Dreams! But nothing is impossible with God! Right?)

To achieve this goal we are looking for Book Launch Team Members, people like you, who would be interested in helping in the launch of this book. This might sound overwhelming but don’t worry, it’s actually quite easy. All you need to invest are a few minutes a week between March 7th and April 18th, 2022.

Definition of Book Launch Team Member

So, you might ask:
-What is a Book Launch Team Member?
-What is expected of a Book Launch Team Member?
-What are the rewards?

Book Launch Team Members are key to spreading the news about the new book and hopefully get the book into as many hands as possible essential for its success. Team Members are the cheerleaders that let the world know an exciting new book is coming that needs to be read!


The following would be expected of you as a Book Launch Team Member:

  • Read the book before it’s released and ready for purchase (we’ll email you a PDF or epub of the book).
  • Agree to receive email instructions, graphics and other shareable info suitable for the different social media platforms from us during the time of the campaign.
  • Share the prepared information about the book via email or on social media before release day to encourage pre-orders of the book.
  • Optional: share with us any creative and unique ideas you have that can be used to promote the book.
  • Pre-order an eBook.
  • Write a short review and post it to one (Goodreads) or different sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Christianbook.com, etc. within one week from the release date.
  • Sign-up below to follow Michael Copple’s blog if you haven’t done that yet.
  • And pray for a successful release.

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Reader reviews and sales in the early days of a book’s release set the stage for success. Word-of-mouth ensures continued success. When a book has the potential to change lives, success for the book equals more lives changed.


What can you expect if you decide to join the team?

  • receive a PDF or epub of the book to read before it’s released and ready for purchase;
  • be the first to get a look at the book cover; and
  • be the first to see the interior pictures;
  • receive prepared graphics and text for you to post in social media or send to friends;
  • an insider’s look into the book publishing industry; and
  • an autographed copy of the published book after the release.
  • a link to download our small eBook “Canadian Rocky Mountain Scenes with 52 Quotes from Considering Wisdom” as a “Thank You” for signing up to follow our blog.

All these efforts should bring the book successfully to the market.

I am Busy

With all this said, we understand that everyone’s life is busy nowadays. If at some point during the launch you feel overwhelmed or think that this isn’t really your cup of tea after all, feel free to leave the team. No hard feelings.

We pray that “Solving the Spiritual Dilemma” will have an impact for the Lord, and on how the next generation of parents will raise their children countering indoctrination efforts by the world.


To join the launch team, please follow the link below to “I would like to be on the Book Launch Team” form and complete it.

I would like to be on the Book Launch Team

Thank you for considering our invitation to join the Book Launch Team.

Blessings, Elfriede

PS: We are doing a GIVEAWAY on our last book “Considering Wisdom”. You can enter the GIVEAWAY, which runs until February 28th, by following this link:

Enter the GIVEAWAY

Happy New Year dear Friends!

It’s been a while since I last posted my thoughts. Getting ready for publishing our next book took over my life, and then there was the garden, the harvest, preserving everything and getting ready for winter! Covid didn’t help because the young people who usually stay with and help us throughout the summer and fall while travelling the Rockies couldn’t come. In between all that I managed to get in some hiking with a friend this past summer/fall.

Laughing Falls – Yoho National Park – British Columbia – Canada
Bow Lake – Jasper National Park – Alberta – Canada

Through all that God gave us the strength to get everything done, and now back to the editing and publishing business.

Marketing is a big part of it too, plus I have been taking some courses on the whole publishing subject. It was and still is a lot of fun because I enjoy studying and learning new things.

The courses led me into a group of Christian authors which is encouraging and inspiring.

Besides that I have been keeping up my husband’s (he is the author/writer, and I handle/figure out everything else) blog/website. Here is the link if you would like to check it out:


We are excited about the next book which hopefully will be published by the end of February. We just changed the title and are working on a different subtitle than we had. This needs a lot of prayer and listening to God because He knows best, right?

The title will be: “Solving the Spiritual Dilemma”

You might ask, “What is a spiritual dilemma?”

Well, the dilemma is based on 1 Corinthians 2:14. If you don’t have the Spirit you cannot discern/understand God’s word and without understanding God’s message you cannot be saved.

What’s the solution?

Next time I will get into more details and will keep you posted on my next steps in our Indie Publishing adventure (with our other books we went through a publisher but this time we want to try doing it ourselves).

Wishing you a happy and most of all healthy 2022!

Thank you for following.


Why Do I Need The God of the Bible?

Hello everyone!

I haven’t been around much. Life always gets busy on our little farm and there is lots of gardening and preserving all the harvest involved.

Now winter has arrived, everything has been put away and life is slowing down.

Toady I posted the below article on my husbands blog and thought that I would just create a link for you to follow.

Thank you for being a loyal follower. It means a lot to me.

Hope you enjoy the post on “Why do I need the God of the Bible?”

Blessings to you all, Elfriede

The Full Armor of God – Part 2

Ephesians 6:14-17 (NKJV)

Last week we explored some reasons why we need the whole Armor of God. Today I want to look at the individual pieces of the Armor of God and what they stand for.

First, let’s read again through

Ephesians 6:14-17 (NKJV)
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

What are the pieces of armor?

Continue reading “The Full Armor of God – Part 2”

The Full Armor of God – Part 1

Ephesians 6:10-17 (NKJV)

Prayer – so important and not used enough by us (me included)!

With this in mind, I thought that we continue looking at prayer examples. In this blog post and probably the next one I’ll be looking at how we can protect ourselves from the evil one and his attacks with the “Full Armor of God”.

Let’s read

Ephesians 6:10-18 (NKJV)
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”

William MacDonald titles verses 10-20 as
“Exhortations Concerning the Christian Warfare” *


Continue reading “The Full Armor of God – Part 1”

What is Prayer and Why Pray? (Part 4)

Matthew 6:13a-b – The Lord’s Prayer

It’s Monday again and we’ll take a deeper look at the last of the three petitions which focus on our personal needs.

Matthew 6:13a+b (NKJV)
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

The “New Believer’s Bible Commentary” says:

“Recognize your inclination to fall into sin, and pray that the opportunity to sin will not lead to committing the sin.” *

William MacDonald comments:

And do not lead us into temptation.
This request may appear to contradict James 1:13, which states that God would never tempt anyone. However, God does allow His people to be tested and tried. This petition expresses a healthy distrust of one’s own ability to resist temptations or to stand up under trial. It acknowledges complete dependence on the Lord for preservation.

But deliver us from the evil one.
This is the prayer of all who desperately desire to be kept from sin by the power of God. It is the heart’s cry for daily salvation from the power of sin and Satan in one’s life.” #

Continue reading “What is Prayer and Why Pray? (Part 4)”

What is Prayer and Why Pray? (Part 3)

Matthew 6:12 – The Lord’s Prayer

Today we’ll take a deeper look at the second of the three petitions which focus on our personal needs.

Matthew 6:12 (NKJV)
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors

The commentary in the “New Believer’s Bible” NLT version explains this verse as follows:

Confess your sins to God. Psalm 66:18 (NLT) says,

If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

If you are clinging to some sin, your prayer life will suffer. *

Continue reading “What is Prayer and Why Pray? (Part 3)”