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Archive for April, 2012

Why do you read my blog (PLEASE TAKE THIS POLL!)

Thanks for taking two minutes to answer this poll. I am doing research to focus my blog content, because, so far, I kind of suck at blogging. So, THANKS!    

An honest adoption moment

(In an effort to just, well, write, I am working on another book. This one about adopting Evangeline from Ukraine in 2009). I slumped down in my chair and tried to quiet my tears. This little stranger was to become flesh of my flesh. I was afraid of her; the two and a half year old not yet walking, with no words, and a profound desire to be left alone. Small cyclones of Russian words spun around the room. Court business continued. Finally, ten minutes…

And the winner

of the $100 Amazon gift card giveaway is … MARY BETH! CONGRATULATIONS!!!  

Would someone please buy me a douche bag jar?

  OK, so I know that as a pastor’s wife I shouldn’t use the word douche. But it best sums up my actions this week. I would venture to say that even Jesus has been shaking his head at me, saying, stop being such a douche. Anyone watch Zooey Deschanel’s new show on FOX called New Girl? Well, I do, and I find it hysterical. It’s a show about four roommates, one girl, three guys and all the antics that come along with that kind…


GIVEAWAY OFFICIALLY CLOSED AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT 4/13/2012 (CENTRAL TIME). Thanks to all who entered!!   WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE GIFTED A $100 AMAZON GIFT CARD? YOU WOULD? GREAT! Then I need your help. As most of you know, I’ve written a book and I am currently seeking an agent and a publisher. I am trying to build my platform, so I decided to do a giveaway. Fun! Here’s how to enter: Main Entry: Like my author page on Facebook Gillian Marchenko – Author –…