In Others’ Words: Expecting a Miracle

In Others’ Words: Expecting a Miracle

This time of year overflows with expectancy. Yes, we’re all counting down the days until Christmas morning, when we’re with friends and family. When we can finally dig into our stockings and tear into the brightly wrapped presents. Sit back and savor the sound of laughter and the presence of our loved ones. But if we push past the expectancy of today — the hopes and dreams of this year — we’ll find that exp... Read More »

The 12 Authors of Christmas Giveaway

The 12 Authors of Christmas Giveaway

  It’s the first day of December and what better way to begin the holiday season than with a giveaway? The giveaway is appropriately named “The 12 Authors of Christmas” because 11 writing friends and I put together a fun prize package. As I looked at all the smiling faces on the festive graphic designed by the oh-so talented Angie Dicken, yes, I saw award-winning authors. But even more, I realized once again what ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Waiting for Christmas

In Others’ Words: Waiting for Christmas

As a child, we wait for Christmas, don’t we? And then as we grow up, we’re counting days, too. We see it on funny little signs in stores — thank you, merchants who want our business — and nowadays it pops on Facebook. And then come December, we count the day with family calendars. My youngest daughter used little felt pieces — angels, camels, sheep, the baby Jesus,  to make the Nativity scene by Christmas D... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Choosing to be Grateful or Graceful

In Others’ Words: Choosing to be Grateful or Graceful

There’s honesty in author Richard Carlson’s words: The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.”  We all experience highs and lows. We love to talk about the highs, but sometimes we keep our lows hidden. My Thanksgiving Day didn’t go off exactly as I planned. Yes, the house was filled with loved ones. Me? I was upstairs in bed, taken down by a wicked virus. My Thanksgiving feast... Read More »

In Others’ Words: A Thanksgiving Prayer

In Others’ Words: A Thanksgiving Prayer

  Thanksgiving Day is the day after tomorrow. I paused for a moment after I wrote that sentence … caught my breath and thought, Is that correct? Thanksgiving is that close?  Yes, it is. I spent Monday grocery shopping, prepping for Wednesday, when family comes over and helps with the day-before cooking. That’s a newer family tradition that makes Thanksgiving Day much more relaxed. We’ll have traditional dishes lik... Read More »

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