Hold the Hate, Pass the Love

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Okay, I don’t know about you, but there are some weeks (like this one) that just leave me breathless. I shake my head. Heart-grieved. Stricken. Torn. Enough, already. Sometimes, I want to shout it. (But I don’t. Loud doesn’t necessarily mean brave. Think about it.) Sometimes, a different (notice I didn’t say softer or quieter—just different) approach—is called for. I’m …

WELCOME to Free-For-All Friday

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Ahh. Another week down. We made it! Here in the Ozarks we’ve gone from a lengthy stretch of clouds and rain to warmth and bright sunshine. As always, things change quickly in our neck of the woods. It keeps us hopping. On Monday, darling daughter and I made a quick trip to her future home. College. Oh, my coffee! I …

How Writers Can Use Pinterest

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A few weeks ago, you may remember I joined Pinterest. My opinion? I love it. As with anything new there’s a bit of a learning curve, but for the most part, Pinterest is fairly easy to navigate and get the hang of. Although I’m late to the Pinterest party, I’m glad I waited to join. As I said in my …

How Will YOU Make a Difference?

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I’ve always been a lover of the underdog. Social class holds no bearing. I cheer for the less fortunate. I’d rather encourage than cast aspersions. I believe my tendency to root for society’s “forgotten” influenced my decision to enter a helping profession many years ago. Seeing the invisible without regard to who they were, where they’d come from, or where others …

Happy, Relaxing Weekend

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There’s more rain on the horizon where I’m at today, but as the thunder rolls and the sky darkens, I’m curled up in my writing cave crafting and polishing. As five o’ clock approaches, I wanted to wish you a Happy, relaxing weekend! Many of you will travel over this Memorial holiday. Some will have cookouts and spend time with …

The Heart of the Matter

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Think back to your favorite characters in a well-loved movie or novel. What is it that you remember most about them? The way they dressed? How they spoke? Their personality traits—the essence of who they were and what made them unique? Granted, the story was probably the first thing that drew your interest, but without characters there wouldn’t have been a …

Writing Life and the In-Betweens

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As busy mom to a high school senior, the last few weeks have been a flurry of activity. Graduation countdown is officially on! Oh, my goodness. It seems surreal. I’ve shared some of this year’s poignant moments (like this one and this one) with you. And if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ve enjoyed a double dose of mama-isms. Recently, darling …

Four Inspirational Thoughts for Your Weekend

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Life in the Ozarks this time of year is a delicate balance of give and take. We’re well into spring, and with it comes a welcomed respite from the weariness of winter. (Say that one fast. 🙂 ) While the warmer temperatures are wonderful, the mornings are still cool enough for jackets. We relish the sunshine and warmth, but we …

Would Jesus and Santa Claus Be Friends?

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I still remember the day I found out Santa Claus wasn’t real. At least in human form. I was seven years old and one of the neighbor kids took it upon herself to break it to me gently. “What are you? Stupid?” She laughed, satisfied her disclosure had hit its mark. “There’s no Santa Claus. Moms and Dads are the …