My ONE WORD for 2018

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Wow. 2018. That doesn’t seem possible. Even though we’re twelve days into the new year, I’m still adjusting. (Good gracious! Someone, please hide those leftover Christmas cookies and sweet treats!) As we enter a new season, I hope you are well and refreshed. I hope, too, this finds you with renewed vision and focus. When I consider those words—vision and …

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Merry CHRISTmas Encouragement with All My Love

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Merry, Merry CHRISTmas! I pray this finds you happy, healthy, and full of joy! As I thought about what to say today—how to wrap up 2014—I axed the fancy in favor of simple, straight-from-the-heart, down home me. I hope you won’t mind. I think a little love and encouragement are in order. Woohoo! But first… 2014 ushered in change. Some …

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How Can I Pray For You?

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You’ve probably seen those Facebook challenges inviting you to take part in this or that. It usually goes something like this: One of your friends will tag you on Facebook in a post and issue the challenge, and then you are supposed to tag other friends with the same challenge. I don’t always take part in these, but recently I …

Happy and Carefree

Sometimes You Need a Breather. Fresh Air HERE.

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For many this is a difficult week. Religious freedom threatened. Violence abroad and at home. Health crises. The loss of loved ones. Heartache. Hopelessness. Indecision. Human frailties thrust to the forefront—open and exposed. The list goes on. Sometimes, it’s all just too much. Sometimes, you simply need a breather—a dose of fresh air to revive your senses. Something to remind …

The Den: A Christian-based Organization in the Ozarks

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Recently I introduced you to a wonderful, little gem in the Missouri Ozarks. During a reunion with a dear friend I discovered a coffee-lover’s dream. The perfect place to write, catch-up, or soak in the heavenly-scented atmosphere, Mocha Jo’s Coffee Cafe in Monett, Missouri is a real treat. (I’m not very familiar with this town, but Mocha Jo’s is located …

Keeping “Hope” in Holy Week

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Holy Week is a poignant time of reflection. For Christians, the week preceding Easter Sunday symbolizes tragedy and triumph. The worst and the best. It’s that bittersweet time when hope transcends sorrow and humanity is brought to its knees in recognition of God’s greatest gift: His son. We plan family gatherings, meals, and sunrise services. We pray and we fast …

What’s the Right “Tone” for Christian Fiction?

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I love to read! (Of course, I would. I’m a writer. Makes good sense.) And since I write contemporary Christian romance, that’s one of my favorite subgenres to read within the Christian fiction market. I like the “tone” and the spiritual message woven throughout these stories. I also like the sigh factor. The one that happens after a couple survives life’s hurdles, …

What You Need Today if Life Is Hard Just Now

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Greetings! I’m so glad you stopped by! If life is hard just now or you’re a tad at loose ends, then come on in, kick off your shoes, and sit a spell. What you need is a dollop of lovin’ and a dose of encouragement! And you’re in the right place. Today’s post is for YOU. I know. You don’t want to be …

The Story That Will Change Your Life

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  I’ll get right to the point. Friends, this is the story that will change your life. Pour yourselves a cup of coffee, grab a scone, and I’ll tell you why. I read more fiction than memoirs, but when I heard bits and pieces of Dabney Hedegard’s miraculous healing, I was hooked. I HAD to have this book. I had to know this young woman’s …

When God Takes Our Crud and Creates Something New

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Well, I’m not gonna lie. The last seven days or so have been like a ride on a roller coaster. Backwards. My mama is getting better. Each day brings improvement and increased mobility. I’m so thankful that God raised up caring, compassionate caregivers at the hospital during and after her surgery. She’s home now and getting better each day. We …