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That four-letter word

That four-letter word. No, not that word. It’s not dirty or profane, but it’s full of rottenness. Envy. I think most writers go through a time when they have to do battle with it head-on. Envy just doesn’t play fair. … Continue reading

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Stories of good and evil, light and darkness

I was going to write something about Halloween or All Soul’s Day for my post today, but I didn’t think there was anything I could add to conversations swirling around out there. People have their opinions about what to do … Continue reading

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Old words are new again

When I was 13, I joined a teen Bible Quiz team at my church, and our group was led by a young married couple. Our quiz topic was the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and we needed to learn … Continue reading

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Dry Times

The Bible tells us there’s a time and a season for everything under heaven, and I think that means dry times, too. Three years ago Texas was plunged into a severe drought and during the summer the area where I … Continue reading

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Time to regroup… by Lynette Sowell

There are times when we’ve gotten so busy or overwhelmed with life and all the goings-on, we like to say, “I need time to regroup.” And sometimes, that’s exactly what we need. Whether it’s job woes, family “stuff,” the general … Continue reading

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What’s My Line?

   My husband and I play a game sometimes when we’re watching a movie we’ve never seen before. I was the one to start initiating this little game. At first, he told me, “Stop it, Honey. That’s not funny. Hush.” … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Stories by Lynette Sowell

We made a very important and momentous trip a little more than one week ago. No fanfare and media frenzy, unlike what happened outside a London hospital not long before. Just a simple trip, three ladies in a bright-red extended-cab … Continue reading

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The Future’s So Bright…I’ve Gotta Read a Book

Happy first day of summer! I don’t know about where you live, but it’s already felt like summer for quite a while here in Texas. Sunny. Bright. Hot. People are sharing photos of their vacation trips to the lake, beach, … Continue reading

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A Double Standard?

I hesitated to write this, but I thought I’d think alound and ask the question. I think it’s safe to say that for many readers, books aren’t their only form of entertainment. The realm of what we call inspirational or … Continue reading

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New Year’s What?

There’s something to love about a new calendar, almost like getting a new box of crayons before the school year starts. The younger you are, those days might crawl by, especially January through May. Then during June through August they’ll … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season…for a Christmas Tale

Here it comes, no matter what we say or do, or don’t say or do–Christmas time! Parties, programs, cooking, shopping, wrapping, lines, eating, watching favorite movies we grew up with and finding new favorites. There is something about Christmas time that … Continue reading

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Read, read, and listen

I’m going to tag along with Elizabeth’s post, because her venture homeschooling and reading with her children reminded me of when my two were very young. Some of the best memories I have of my children growing up involve our … Continue reading

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A “Perfect” Book

I’m going to piggyback my post with Beth’s from yesterday. The ACFW awards gala was amazing. It was a special evening to recognize winners in published and  published fiction. The air felt weighty with anticipation: whose work will win the … Continue reading

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What’s in a word?

I love pizza. I love Saturday morning breakfast. I love the full moon. I love swimming at twilight. I love my cat. I love my husband. I love hearing the still small Voice. One word and so many different meanings. … Continue reading

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“Award-winning” Books

I’m starting with a disclaimer here, lest anyone think I’m out to bash contests. I’ve written at least one book that’s won an award, two that have finaled in contests. Even before I was published, I entered contests, finaled and won. … Continue reading

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