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E-book FREE through July 16, 2014 to celebrate New cover for The Prayer Box. The number 1 free book on Amazon July 14 & 15.

This was an amazing book. I could not put it down and hated for it to end. YOU CAN GET THIS LISA BOOK FREE ON AMAZON Kindle and other online booksellers THRU JULY 16,2014

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A young woman, an old woman, the story of a lifetime. A young woman hired to clean out an old house on Hatteras Island discovers a life-changing story in eighty-one prayer boxes kept by the former owner.

Archaeologists excavating near the Givati parking lot area in Jerusalem’s City of David have found a rare miniature prayer box of a Byzantine pilgrim to the Holy City.

Miniature Byzantine Prayer Box Found Near City of David

Could this be Iola's handwriting?

The book friends from reading The Prayer Box together! Connect Through Reading {Recipe: Banana Beignets}

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, NC - would love to spend a night here and listen to the waves from the ocean and smell the salt air

Hatteras Island fishing piers during and after Sandy

Hatteras Island fishing piers during and after Sandy

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Corolla lighthouse is also a must-see. While you're there, enjoy the historic shops of Old Corolla Village, too. A photo we snapped of a Corolla store front actually became the cover of The Sea Glass Sisters -- my first time to have one of my photos used on a book cover. That was a thrill, and a day of good memories was attached to the photo too.

While you're on the Outer Banks, don't miss traveling out to Old Town Manteo on Roanoke Island, where the Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost Colonists were dropped off almost forty years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. Unlike the pilgrims, the Lost Colonists vanished into history… but their legacy lives on in an epic outdoor drama reenacted on the Outer Banks each summer.

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    I love this board! OBX is the setting for my book The Prayer Box. I'll be at Duck's Sept. 24. 2PM. Would love to meet you there or at the Arts Council event at 6PM to benefit Sea Turtle Pres. Society. Jamie at Ducks Downtown book store has the details, or my website.

Bodie lighthouse -- another of the beautiful lighthouses of the Outer Banks. Don't miss these when you visit!

Prayer box Mylor Bridge.Nice idea for a community prayer box.

A young woman hired to clean out a decaying house on Hatteras island discovers the story of a lifetime in 81 carefully-kept prayer boxes.

Prayer boxes make wonderful gifts. Use for any occasion you might normally send a greeting card.

Another nice example of a prayer box! Perhaps Iola would have decorated some of hers this way in the story, with ribbon and other treasures?

A beautiful prayer box. This is more-or-less how I make mine, too. Pretty boxes and found items are perfect. Great craft to do with kids, too! "Prayer Box created with mod podge, tacky glue, Bible pages, scrapbook paper, carboard and wooden letters, paint, doilies, lace, and other decals."

A super-cute prayer box at a church. Love this!

Another great concept for a prayer box. They're great for family communication and for helping family members support one another, express gratitude, and bond through hard times together.

A little research trip fun in the Outer Banks while researching The Prayer Box novel. A beautiful day in the OBX is definitely a slice of heaven on earth!

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Sea glass jewelry like the jewelry made by Sandy's Seashell Shop in The Prayer Box novel. We often have contests and give away these beautiful sets. To know about contests and book news, join my newsletter list at!

A custom prayer box I made and gave away to a lucky reader in a reader contest through my book newsletter (to sign up for the newsletter and know about future contests go to What went on this prayer box? Some gift wrap ribbon, printed scriptures, bits of an old greeting card, rip-torn edges, and a bling-bling stick on cross. Also inside, a scripture and a wooden cross on the bottom.

#Sundayschoolcraft Here's something really neat in Sunday school crafts! When The Prayer Box book came out, our youth group kids made prayer boxes as a "mission art" and sold them. They raised almost $3000 for tornado-damaged schools. Be sure to have your artisans sign the boxes on the bottom and add a scripture or thought, too!

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