Watching Over You

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Despite the great rip-tide scare of 2015, my sister and her family made their third annual spring vacation trek to our house. We love it. My brother-in-law makes biscuits and gravy — my husband’s love language — and grills steaks. Yea, spring break is great for me! Ha! Note to self: do more of the cooking next year. Most of …

The Process Begins…

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I wrote a long blog post that some how got lost. That was two days ago. No worry, I didn’t know where I was going with it anyway. Today, Friday, I’m working on a new book, developing the story, the characters, the plot, trying to find some connections between the past and the present, between the characters and me. Emotion. …

Three Days Before Christmas

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I’m at my Mom’s in Tennessee with all but one of my siblings. The nieces and nephews are going crazy, running through the house laughing and playing. They range from twenty-two to three! We’re chowing on pizza and salad, yes, salad, surfing Christmas movies and deciding what to do with the restless three year old. It’s always fun when the …

Three Girls Discussing Gilmore Girls

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It’s started on Facebook. Don’t all great ideas? Friends and novelist extraordinaire Susan Meissner and Katie Ganshert started breaking down the much ballyhooed Gilmore Girls revival, A Year In The Life. We found ourselves speculating, longing for understanding and conclusion to these dynamic yet flawed fiction characters. Knowing our own feelings, we felt sure many of you felt the same way. …

Thanksgiving Is About More Than Being Thankful… Or Turkey

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Thanksgiving. First celebrated by Pilgrims in 1621, it was a tradition they brought with them from England. Protestants wanted to celebrate God’s providence with thanksgiving. And they wanted to commemorate seasons of judgment – drought, flooding, pestilence – with fasting. Scripturally, we see God’s call to gratitude and thanksgiving in such verses as Psalm 28:7, Psalm 69:30, and Psalm 95:1-6. I love a holiday that legitimately calls me to thankfulness. And yes, I love …

The Wedding Shop – The Story Behind The Story

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The Wedding Shop Story. It’s been forever since I posted a blog. I’ve been on one deadline or another, and when it comes to choosing words, I decided to stick them in a story rather than a blog. ;p  Since June of last year, I’ve written three books. I’ve learned to write fast, but three books in a year is an Olympic pace for me. Ha! When …