Family of Her Dreams

Talking Family with Keli Gwyn, Author of Family of Her Dreams

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Today I’m delighted to welcome my friend Keli Gwyn, author of Family of Her Dreams. I first met Keli online, and then in person at the 2011 ACFW conference in St. Louis. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed getting to know Keli better—and let me just say—she’s the real deal. Nice. Thoughtful. Down-to-earth. And a huge Taco Bell fan. Let the …

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That Love Thing… Why the Biblical Definition Matters

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Like many couples, when my husband and I were married we chose to include a portion of 1st Corinthians in our wedding vows. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. …

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Your Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up

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Welcome, friend! Delighted you stopped by! Well, I don’t know about you, but we’re still in busy mode over our way. Last week, we celebrated a niece’s high school commencement, and this week we kicked things off with another graduation—that of our favorite eighth grader (different niece, same family). In addition to graduations, we’ve had end-of-school-year activities and other commitments. …

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My Top 10 Encouraging Blog Posts

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Welcome, friend! It’s a great day in the Ozarks! I pray all is well over your way. (If the jury’s still out on that, stay with me.) Today we’re digging deep in the archives and pulling out some encouraging faves because, let’s face it, encouragement is something we can all use. As you know, my blog topics often include regional …

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Why Your Time Matters

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When writers work from home distractions abound. (I see your heads nodding.) We care for our families, care for our homes, chauffeur kids, tackle laundry, prepare meals, and handle the day-to-day affairs that go with the territory. We also field infringements on our time from outside sources. Those come by way of well-intentioned friends and family who may not realize …

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Feel the Love Friday (with a Side of Encouragement…Part 2)

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Friday—at last! Who’s ready to sing the Friday Song? (You may remember I talked about that here.) If you’ve visited my little niche for very long, you’ve probably sensed a theme in many of my Friday posts. Fridays are generally my wind-down days. I like to smile, kick back, and pay it forward with some delightful, encouraging snippets just for …

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Meet Jill Kemerer, Author of Small-Town Bachelor

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I’m so excited to have dear friend and agency-mate, Jill Kemerer, join me on the blog today. *waves* Jill is one those sweet souls who immediately puts others at ease and makes the world a whole lot brighter… and funnier! 🙂 I got to meet Jill in person when we roomed together during the 2012 ACFW conference in Dallas. Let …

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When’s the Right Time to Share Your Heart?

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Well, I sure won’t do that again. The thought pricked my subconscious as I turned to go. I’d just shared my heart with someone who I thought would understand. Someone I trusted. Instead of identifying with where I was coming from, however, this person wounded me—crushed my spirit with careless, unkind words. Sound familiar? I think we’ve all experienced those …

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Three Happy Thoughts for Your Bright Spring Day

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Spring has arrived in my corner of the Ozarks and the valleys, mountains, and meadows are lush and green against a backdrop of endless blue sky. It’s always invigorating—this reawakening of musty earth mingled with winter’s last breath and spring’s first yawn. I don’t look forward to the arrival of spring storms, but I adore the seasonal shift from the …

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Recommended Reading for Writers

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When we decide we want to be a writer, that’s what we want to do—write. Craft. Create. We’re in that romantic phase. We’re in love with the idea of writing, the writing world, and our glorious perception of what the future holds for us. For some, reality sinks in fairly quickly. For others, it takes a while. Novices march to …