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Archive for December, 2012

Congratulations to Jordyn Redwood…

  Jordyn Redwood, winner of my Bah Humbug Writerly Box! Jordyn is a gifted author of suspense/thriller books, a nurse, and a mom. Busy lady! Congrats Jordyn!

God with us

God with us I happened to turn on the television this morning just in time to hear a local pastor from Newtown, Connecticut talk about faith in the time of tragedy. Wonderful words, brought me much comfort this morning. The Joy Candle, third candle lit for Advent. I dropped Evie off at school, while teachers and security guards milled around. Someone was working on changing the locks on all the doors inside. In the classroom, I made Evangeline look me in the eye. I told…

A Bah Humbug Writer’s Wish List (and a giveaway!)

A Bah Humbug Writer’s Wish List (and a giveaway!) (This post is part of a blog parade! Check out other writers marching along at www.wordservewatercooler.com.) The assignment to write a blog post in the form of a writer’s wish list for the WordServe Water Cooler, a community of agented authors encouraging, engaging, and enriching each other through their writing journey, as a part of the WordServe Literary Agency (the wonderful agency that represents my work) couldn’t have come at a worse time. Why, you ask?…

Listen to my podcast with GirlfriendIt Radio!

Listen to my podcast with GirlfriendIt Radio! Closet drinking, Jesus, sitting next to real people instead of the computer, girlfriends proclaiming no judgement zones, vulnerability, making small measurable goals daily, the importance of reading the Bible, depression, laughter …. These topics and more were discussed yesterday on GirlfriendIt Radio with me, Patty Wyatt and Lisa Jernigan. This is the second radio interview I’ve done. Patty and Lisa asked great questions and made it so easy for me to open up about times in life when…

Broken hands

Broken hands                       I noticed something odd this year as our family decorated for Christmas. Three of our Christmas decorations; an angel, and the two separate Marys from nativity scenes all have had their hands broken. Broken hands. The angel was broken a few years ago. I remember the scene well. My daughter Polly was playing with a couple of nutcracker ornaments on the bookshelf when she bumped it. The angel, standing prominently on top,…