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Come To The Table

As we celebrated Easter Sunday recently, my family gathered around our table after the church service like we have so many times in the past. Among the delicious food served was a wealth of cherished memories. If I close my … Continue reading

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How’s Spring Look Where You Are At?

Saturday was the first official day of spring and here in Texas the signs are all around. I spotted my first bluebonnet yesterday, a sure sign the rest of the wildflowers are soon to follow. The trees are beginning to … Continue reading

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You Follow Me

We all have a path to follow for God. He uses the talents He’s given each of us to help advance His kingdom. All He asks of us is to stick to our path.   But that’s not always easy. … Continue reading

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Emerging Grateful

This week, in my part of Texas, the temperatures are going to be in the 60s. There’s sunshine outside my windows, and the snow has all melted. After last week’s record-breaking weather conditions, these days are welcomed. My husband and … Continue reading

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The Paths of God by Mary Alford

Well, hello, everyone. My name is Mary Alford, and I’m happy to be back here with you again. Some of you may not remember me, but I was a blogger here at Christians Read a few years back. Don’t you … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming Of…

What are you dreaming of this Christmas? Living in Texas where it rarely snows, this Christmas and every other one, I’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas. The image of a snow-covered world at this special time of the year … Continue reading

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A Baby Changes Everything

I love this time of the year. All the Christmas decorations are up. Presents bought. Christmas cards are ready to mail. Now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. Christmas represents a time … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. By now, the weather has shifted from warm to crisp. The trees are still turning here in Texas, and it’s the kickoff of the holiday season. A time when families gather together to … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For?

When the calendar flips over to November, it seems that the times flies by to Thanksgiving, and then before you know it, Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy surrounding the Christmas season and overlook the … Continue reading

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Oh Look – There I Am! By Mary Alford

I’ll let you in on a little secret…most authors put pieces of themselves into their books. Whether it be in the hero or heroine’s personality traits or the setting for the book, if you look close enough, you can see … Continue reading

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A New Release For October!

A new month and a new release! Yesterday, my 6th Love Inspired Suspense released. The new book has me thinking about the crazy way how I started out writing for Love Inspired Suspense in the first place. In 2012, I … Continue reading

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An Invitation To A Party…

What would you do if you woke up one day and couldn’t remember anything about your life? Not what your name was, when you were born. Not even who your parents’ are. I can imagine it would be pretty scary. … Continue reading

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Here Comes Fall…

With the official start of Fall less than 20 days away, it sure doesn’t feel much like it here in Texas. Even though the local weathermen are warning we have a long road ahead filled with many hot days still before we can … Continue reading

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The Story Behind The Story

Do you love Amish Christmas romances as much as I do? There’s something about them that fills my heart with a longing for simpler times. In AMISH CHRISTMAS WISHES, Hannah Christianson is facing her first Christmas without her beloved father. … Continue reading

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Inspiring Things… by Mary Alford

As an author, inspiration comes to me in the most unusual of ways. I never know when an idea will take flight. Maybe it comes from something I’ve seen on TV, or overheard in a conversation. It can even come … Continue reading

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