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The Writing Sisters' Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Writing Sisters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers were born into a writing family, and began critiquing manuscripts at an early age for their mother, Newbery winner Betsy Byars. They went on to become authors of more than thirty-five children’s novels. Their first book for adults, The Shepherd’s Song, released in paperback April 2015. 

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Writing Sisters' Debut Book Release - The Shepherd's Song 

Follow the incredible journey of one piece of paper—a copy of Psalm 23—as it travels
around the world, linking lives and hearts with its simple but beautiful message. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures… Shortly before a tragic car accident, Kate McConnell wrote down the powerful words of Psalm 23 on a piece of paper for her wayward son. Just before she loses consciousness, Kate wonders if she’s done enough with her life and prays, “Please, let my life count.”

Unbeknownst to Kate, her handwritten copy of Psalm 23 soon begins a remarkable journey around the world. From a lonely dry cleaning employee to a soldier wounded in Iraq, to a young Kurdish girl fleeing her country, to a Kenyan runner in the Rome Invitational marathon, this humble message forever changes the lives of twelve very different people. Eventually, Kate’s paper makes it back to its starting place, and she discovers the unexpected ways that God changes lives, even through the smallest gestures.

With beautiful prose evocative of master storyteller Andy Andrews’s The Butterfly Effect, this story will touch your heart and remind you of the ways God works through us to reach beyond what we can imagine. Grab your copy of The Shepherd’s Song here.



Writing Sisters’ Chicken Tortilla Soup

We always write better when dinner is in the crockpot!
Combine in a crockpot:

1 jar of mild salsa (64 oz)
2 cans black beans drained
2 cans yellow corn drained
2 boneless chicken breasts.

Cook all day on low. Before serving, remove chicken breasts and shred the meat. Add the chicken back to the soup. Stir in one 8 oz brick of cream cheese. Yum. Serve with tortilla chips.