Helen Lane and her husband have served as pastor or interim in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisiana, Iowa, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and Mexico.

"We went where God needed us," Lane said. "My family has always supported our ministry work in different communities, for this I'm eternally grateful."

Now that Lane's children are grown and she's retired from the ministry, she's compiled a memoir of their family adventures and faith-based teachings. "Stumps and Sweet-Smelling Soap" shares the importance of traveling to spread God's word and raising kids with strong Christian values.

"I do not pretend to be a theologian," Lane said. "I'm simply a person who has walked closely with the Lord for many years and I would like for my experiences to encourage others to trust the Lord with abandon."

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"Stumps and Sweet-Smelling Soap: Memories of the Ministry"
By Helen Lane
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-4908-4610-1
Available at: Amazon, WestBow and Barnes and Noble online bookstores

About the Author
Lane grew up in South Carolina and met her preacher-husband at Carson- Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Together they reared five children, one of whom died in 1994 from pancreatic cancer. They have twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. They presently live in Arnegard, North Dakota, where Lane writes a weekly column for the local newspaper, and her husband, John, pastors the First Baptist Church of Watford City, Watford City, North Dakota.

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