Saturday, September 10, 2016

Where Trouble Lies Part One!

   Good evening! I know this is kind of a late post, but I just wanted to let y'all know that I just posted the the first part of my new story "Where Trouble Lies" a few minutes ago! Please go to the tab and read it, and then tell me what you think. I love ideas on how to make my stories better and how to keep them interesting. I hope you enjoy! :-)

With love in Christ,
Mallory Beth

Friday, July 29, 2016

Homeschool Civil War Ball!!!!

    Good evening, everyone!! I have some exciting news for you guys out there that are homeschooled! My older sister hosted a homeschool civil war ball for two years (2013-2014). But when she got married and moved away at the end of 2014, the balls unfortunately couldn't be planned from so far away. But now, in a little under a month, my sister her family are coming home!! I can't believe that so much time has passed! But God has truly blessed us, and let the time go by faster. 
So in lieu of that, she's very anxious to get the balls up and running again. I know it isn't for another eight months, but I'm so excited about it that I just couldn't wait to share it. If you guys live close to the venue, I hope you and your families can come! :-)

Here's a few pictures of the ball from two years ago.

I will update you later on as the ball gets closer about some details like dress code. 

Your Sister in Christ,
Mallory Beth

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Silent Blade Blog Tour Review

Hello everyone! I am honored to have been a beta reader for Jesseca Wheaton at the  'Whimsical Writings'  blog. This book releases on the 22nd of this month, and I am so excited for Jesseca! 

Dromiskin, Ireland. 925 A.D.

Eira has no greater desire than to see her life returned to what it once was—before her older brother Kevin's sudden disappearance four years earlier. But the simple life she hoped for seems unattainable; on the contrary, her life is about to get all the more complicated.
When she suddenly finds herself and Willem, her twin brother, taken captive by someone who claims to be Kevin’s enemy, things go from bad to worse. It soon becomes clear that she and Willem are to
 become bait in a trap set for Kevin, and Eira knows she must try to warn him. But how, when she herself is a captive?
As mysteries of the past are unveiled, and loyalties are revealed, Eira realizes how precious her friends truly are. And when mortal danger threatens those nearest to her, will she be able to trust God with
 the lives of her friends and family?

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~My Review~~~~~~~~~~~
     I've really enjoyed reading this book! (I read it twice) The author made the characters real; as if the story were taking place in my living room as I read.  The descriptions were great and made you feel as if you were with  the characters on the shores of Ireland.  You couldn't help but grow to love Eira's head strong and bubbly attitude or Willem's easygoing yet protective manner. I was actually sad to have to say goodbye to all of them.
This is a story of love, courage, revenge, family, forgiveness, and the realization that Jesus is in control of everything, even when we feel like it's all falling apart.

I found myself wanting more information about Anna, and what she was thinking about through out the book. And I would have to say the same thing about their parents. How were they coping with the fact that their two youngest children and oldest son are in grave danger, and they can't do anything about it?  I might have also liked a few flashbacks from Kevin. What was his and Merek's friendship really like? 
      Anyway, the thing I enjoyed the most is that the main characters were consistently lead by the Holy Spirit in their decisions. I think that is what stuck out to me the most.

About the Author
Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading,cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano. Andwriting, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state 
of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home. 

Blog tour Schedule

Wednesday, July 20th

Mikayla The Bubblegum Ballerina --Review
Blessings Counter at Counting your Blessings One by One --Author Interview
Ivy Rose at  Lakeside Publications --Review, Spotlight
Mallory Beth at Renewed by Grace --Review

Thursday, July 21st

Lydia Dyslin at Through the Wardrobe --Review
Rebekah Eddy at Rebekah’s Remarks --Review, Interview
Abigayle Allison at The Left-Handed Typist --Review, Spotlight

Friday, July 22nd (Publication Day!!) 

Blessings Counter at Counting your Blessings One by One --Review
Rebekah Ashleigh at Rebekah Ashleigh --Spotlight
Amanda Tero at  With a Joyful Noise --Review, Interview, Spotlight
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer –Review, Spotlight
Kaitlyn K. at Prairie Gal Cookin’ --Review, Spotlight
Bethany R. at A Great God and Good Cocoa --Review, Spotlight
Deborah C. at Reading in June --Spotlight, Review
Emily at A Purpose and a Promise --Spotlight, Review

Saturday, July 23rd

Kellyn Roth at Reveries--Review, Interview
Jason McIntire at Elisha Press--Interview
Natasha H. at Looking Through my Lens --Review
Faith P. at Stories by Firefly --Review, Interview

Monday, July 25th

Jesseca Wheaton at Whimsical Writings --Blog Tour wrap-up post

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.
~Mallory O'Steen

P.S. I couldn't get the give away link to work, so I put it on the left hand side of my blog. :-)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer Fun / Part 3 of Katie's Journey Coming Soon

     Hello, everyone! I hope that you are keeping cool so far this Summer. A few weeks ago, we had up to 105 heat index! I know that doesn't even touch what Arizona's heat right now, but this Oklahoma born girl can't take that kind of heat! Haha ;-)  So, what have you been up to this summer?This coming weekend, I'm going to the family camp that I volunteer at in Western Arkansas called Fort Rock Family Camp. It's always a great time to get together with my friends over there, and spreading the light of Christ to the families there. Please be in prayer for these families that come this weekend that the Lord will maybe mend relationships within the families that come. (I'll put the link at the end of the post.)

     Anyway..... I just wanted to say that I AM still working on 'Katie's Journey Part 3'. I started it a few days ago, and will probably have it ready to post in about a week. (Just in case you were wondering. ;-) )

Your Sister in Christ, 
Mallory Beth

P.S. Here's the link to the family camp:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Some of My Favorite Quotes Part 1

Hey! I thought I should share some of my favorite inspirational quotes. They have really blessed me, and I hope they bless you, too. :)







     Hope your week is going well. :)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

One Year Ago Today......

     One year ago today, my sister married the love of her life! It was such a memorable day for our family, so I would like to share some of it with you.
That morning, the bridesmaids and the bride went to the community college to have our hair fixed. The girls there at the school did a great job!
The bridal party

Erin and Kenneth. Instead of do the tradition of the bride and groom not seeing each other on the day of the wedding, they did it a little bit different. They spent the whole  day with each other, and then did a first look with Erin in her dress. It was a beautiful moment!

 This picture has to be my favorite portrait of the bridesmaids.

Some of the center pieces at the reception. They were mostly hand made by the bride.

The whole bridal party decorated the get-a-way car.
Well... I hope you enjoyed the little inside of the joyous day in our family!
~Mallory Beth

Welcome to my New Blog!

      Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my new blog! I wanted to start on a clean slate with this blog. I've been blogging for about three years now at, but I haven't been very faithful about it. I sincerely hope and pray that my words would do two things. First, that they would encourage my readers, and most importantly, that they would bring glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! 
   These next few days before Christmas are going to be a bit busy, but I will find time to post somewhere in there. ;)  
I hope you all have a blessed day!
~ Mallory Beth