Category Archives: Life Lessons

Keeping CHRIST in Christmas

Christmas approaches, amidst the usual flurry of shopping and baking and wrapping…parties and gift exchanges, lots of fun, and more than the ordinary show of affection. I love the holiday season. The cheery spirits, the smiles that are just a … Continue reading

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What Price Freedom?

An estimated 36 million people are living in slavery today. That’s more than the total number of people taken from Africa to America in the vast trans-Atlantic slave trade between the 17th and 19th centuries. SOURCE: GLOBAL SLAVERY INDEX 2013 That’s a … Continue reading

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Angel in Disguise?

What can be worse than blowing a tire on a dark stretch of interstate at 2 A.M.? Plenty can, but to two weary women traveling alone with no civilization in sight, over 100 miles away from completing our 1,480-mile round-trip … Continue reading

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Wishing You Were Here

Tomorrow my baby girl leaves for Italy. For four months. She’s a junior in college, but she lives only forty minutes away and comes home three or four times a week, so she hasn’t really “gone” to college. This will … Continue reading

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No Conference This Year?

A couple years ago, in August of 2012 to be exact, the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference was coming to Dallas and I had every intention of attending. Everything was ready. I had a flying partner going to conference with … Continue reading

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Garment of Praise

Isaiah 61:3 (NIV) … to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, … Continue reading

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Headaches and Happiness

I thought I was supposed to have this post up last week, but I spent most of Tuesday trying not throw up. I get migraines when it storms. I take medication to prevent that, but it doesn’t always work. I also … Continue reading

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