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God chose you Dear heart moms, you are amazing and beautiful inside and out. I know that there can be days that you want to hide from the world and others when you enjoy this journey. Being a heart mom is a gift and God chose you to be your heart warrior's mom because he knew that with each challenge, and each surgery that you are strong enough to carry it through. Your courage helps your heart warrior in their fight. So when days are hard, remember, God chose you because you are strong and capable in the spirit to walk this journey as a heart mom.

Beloved God chose you from the beginning. 11 THES 2:13

Lisa Dang Colvil

Author of, Through the Beauty of Grace I will

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3 trout fillets

2 small stalks of lemongrass, cut into 1-inch pieces

2-inch ginger, peeled & cut into thirds

4 garlic cloves, peeled

2 tbs sweet chili sauce

1 tbs lime juice

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

2 tbs peanut oil

1 stalk green onions, chopped

3 stalks of cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat oven 365 degrees F

  2. Wash the trout fillets and pat dry with a paper towel

  3. Blend together the lemongrass, ginger, and garlic until finely minced together

  4. Scoop the lemongrass, ginger, and garlic into a small bowl and add sweet chili sauce, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Mix together.

  5. Brush the skin of the trout with peanut oil and place the trout on a foil-lined baking sheet, skin side down

  6. Spread the lemongrass/ginger mixture evenly on the meat side of the trout

  7. Bake for 20 minutes then turn off the oven

  8. Garnish trout with green onions and cilantro and let it continue to cook in the oven for another 10 minutes

  9. Remove the trout from the oven and serve with your favorite sides

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This website and the concept of a cooperative bookstore have been years in the making. I knew, as a small press publisher, and author of several books that getting the word out about my books was far harder than writing or publishing them was. I also knew that there was power in surrounding myself with people who loved literature, who loved helping one another, and who understood the value of our messages.

When I interviewed Jenny Muscatell and Amy M. Le for my podcast "Heart to Heart with Anna" on the same day, I knew I'd found two kindred spirits but I never would have guessed that those interviews would lead to discussions that would help me realize my dream. My dream of a cooperative bookstore where authors and artists would help one another was too big for one person. It took the three of us to take this dream and make it a reality. Jenny's amazing webmaster skills, Amy's amazing enthusiasm and brilliance at social media, and me with my connections to the heart world -- together we've made a dynamic team but this is just the beginning!

So it is with great joy that I welcome our 3 newest authors! Welcome to Lisa Colvil! It's because of Lisa that I found Amy M. Le! Lisa and I were working on a totally different project when I happened upon Amy -- which just shows that sometimes things are meant to be! Welcome to Brandon Lane Phillips, M.D. Dr. Phillips is the winner of the very first Baby Hearts Press People's Choice Award and it's such a pleasure for us to have him in our group. And last, but not least, welcome to Susan May -- another Heart Mom who has written an amazing book sure to inspire and help others.

Dream big, my friends. Surround yourself with people more brilliant than you are and maybe, just maybe, if you all work together, you can make your dreams come true!

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