Day 2


There are so many things I’m thankful for. It’s hard to pick just one! I think the thing I am most grateful for is that God is merciful and forgiving, even when I don’t deserve it. I have stumbled and fallen so many times, more times than I’d like to admit. Despite that, God still loves me and extends His mercy and grace to me. The fact I don’t even deserve that makes it all the sweeter and makes me all the more grateful. There’s comfort in knowing that those moments I stumble aren’t it for me. He gives me the strength to get back up again and try again. I’m grateful to have a Father who loved me so much, that He sent His Son to pay for the sins I committed against Him. It’s the sacrifice and atonement that I most certainly don’t deserve, but one I’ll forever be thankful for.


Denise Barela’s passion for fiction, her faith, and general creativity define her life. In all things, she strives to glorify God, though especially in and through her writing. She has spent the past six years working for a publicity company and five years working as the head editor for a publishing company. With an MFA in Creative Writing and a Professional Writing certificate, Denise enjoys using her education and work experiences to help authors achieve their own writing dreams. When she’s not working away at her desk, you might find her reading a good book or following Alice down the rabbit hole…


The following Denise L. Barela books are published by Celebrate Lit Publishing:

Silencing the Siren

Keeping Christmas Volume 1



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