End Of An Era

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It’s the end of an era. For the past 25 years, with a few years off in the middle ’90s, I’ve been a member of a local gym. A mile from my house, the facility is part of a heath insurance network in our area. There are multi gym locations. But over time, our location seemed to get a bit run …

Creating Memories

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It’s Father’s Day. My dad has long since moved from this life to the next but he’s so real in our lives and in our way of living—from faith to family. This past week, we spent three days and four nights with family. Siblings. Cousins. Mom. Aunt and Uncle. It started when my maternal grandmother turned 100. Her two daughters …

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 …