In Others’ Words: Energizing the Blues

In Others’ Words: Energizing the Blues

  I  love the quotes that set me back on my heels and make me go, “Huh.” That’s exactly how I reacted to what Duke Ellington said — only I smiled when I said, “Huh,” and then I told my husband he had to read the quote, too. Let’s just all admit we pout. The question isn’t really what do we do about the pouting. It’s more: What do we do with it? Do we let our moodiness squelch ou... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Entertaining Hope

In Others’ Words: Entertaining Hope

  Are you entertaining hope? Indulge me for a minute while I play with that word “entertain.” Have you invited “great hopes” (plural) into your life? Anticipated the arrival of great hopes? Thrown the door wide open and embraced great hopes telling them, “I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve been waiting for you!” Or have you told “great hopes” they’re not welcome in ... Read More »

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #23

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to go back and start at Stop #1 and collect the clues through all 33 stops in order so you can enter to win one of our top 3 Grand Prizes!   The hunt BEGINS with Stop #1 at Lisa Bergren’s site. The hunt is BEST VIEWED using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer). It is open to INTERNATIONAL entrants. PRIZES include: 3 sets of all ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Electricity of Enthusiasm

In Others’ Words: The Electricity of Enthusiasm

I don’t understand the allure of paddling a board out against cold, cold waves and then waiting and watching for just the right wave to (finally) appear so you can ride the wave into shore … so you can repeat the whole process again and again and again.  But the the two surfers I watched from the Manhattan Beach pier a week ago certainly wanted to be in the ocean — did I mention the water was cold? — and they did... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Everybody Stay Calm!

In Others’ Words: Everybody Stay Calm!

If Los Angeles airport (LAX) was the ultimate pass-fail test of my ability to remain calm in a stressful environment … I failed. I’d love to be able to take an impromptu poll and ask, “Have you ever been to LAX?” And by “been to,” I mean, have you ever had to go through security at LAX to get to your gate? With the hope of boarding your plane on time? The process was sheer madness. Let’s skip th... Read More »

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