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In Others’ Words: Work Hard, Play Hard

It’s been a “work hard” kind of summer. And then a couple of weeks ago, my husband, youngest daughter, and I took a few days away and ran off to San Diego for a few days. To relax. Catch our breath. And that’s where I took the photo of the tree I used in today’s blog post. Well, the actual photo looked more like this: When I first saw the tree across from our hotel, I... Read More »

In Others’ Words: A Second Spring

In Others’ Words: A Second Spring

I’m blessed to live in Colorado where autumn is a visible event. By that I mean the leaves on the trees change color and fall … the whole seasonal rite of passage. I lived in Florida for eight years so I know what it’s like to reside in a place where seasons come and go without any real visible signs of change. So now as I take my morning walks with my friend Mary, I’m savo... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Dogs and Cats and You and Me

In Others’ Words: Dogs and Cats and You and Me

  I’ve never done a double quote blog post before. But tonight I wanted to write about pets and if I only chose a quote about dogs I’d be alienating all of you cat lovers. Likewise, if I only chose a quote about cats, I’d offend all of you dog lovers. So yes, I straddled the virtual fence and chose two quotes. I also know people have goldfish as pets. And guinea pigs. And sn... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Headed Here, There and Everywhere

In Others’ Words: Headed Here, There and Everywhere

By the time you read this post, I’ll be in Seattle. Spring break — a great time to go someplace, right? And since my son Josh moved to Seattle last October, that sounded like a great place to visit. I’ve never been to Seattle and I’m ready to explore my son’s new hometown, rain or shine. (And I understand there will probably be rain.) There are other places I’d ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: For the Love of Reading

In Others’ Words: For the Love of Reading

“I don’t want to write a blog post. I want to read a book.” That’s what I said to my husband last night … right before I set my book aside and started working on this blog post. And that little bit of complaining sparked the theme of today’s blog: books and the love of reading. I’ve always loved to read books, but oddly enough, my writing career has wrecke... Read More »

In Others’ Words: If You’re Happy and You Know It …

In Others’ Words: If You’re Happy and You Know It …

There is a time and a place to be dignified. But there are so many more times and places to be happy.   Early in my novel writing journey, I met a wonderful group of women at a My Book Therapy writing retreat. We became friends, dubbing ourselves the MBT Ponderers — after author Susan May Warren warned us not to use the word “ponder.” Not that we were boundary-pushers. No. Not us... Read More »

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #15 (Purple Team)

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #15 (Purple Team)

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! I am a part of TEAM PURPLE and this is Stop #15. If you’re just joining us, there are two loops—purple and pink—and they begin at Lisa Bergren’s site and Robin Lee Hatcher’s site for stop #1 for either stream respectively. If you complete either the pink loop or purple loop, you can enter for a Kindle paperwhite and the 17 autographed books from tha... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Are We Having Fun Yet?

In Others’ Words: Are We Having Fun Yet?

  It’s been a week … You know. One of those weeks where you do the work. And sometimes you’re happy with your efforts … and sometimes you’re not. One of those weeks where you rest … and sometimes you’re up earlier — or later — and you’re tired. Just dragging through the day. One of those weeks where things go according to plan …... Read More »

In Others’ Words: The Power of Laughter

In Others’ Words: The Power of Laughter

  Right before I worked on this post, my husband and youngest daughter were watching a sitcom on TV. Nothing special about the show — the TV just happened to be on because they’d finished watching our favorite program, The Flash. My favorite part of those few moments was hearing my husband and my daughter laugh. One study states that laughter lowers your blood pressure reduces str... Read More »

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