Author Archives: maryjalford

Introducing Guest Author Colleen Coble

Write Who You Are   I’d always wanted to write from the first moment I wrote a story in first grade. That dream went underground for a while when raising our children, but I’d take it out and blow the … Continue reading

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Getting Away, If Only In Your Mind…

Its vacation time, and some of you are making travel plans for your summer getaways. Whether it’s a tropical beach somewhere, or a breathtaking mountain retreat, getting away from the day to day grind, even if it’s just for a … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Change

Okay, I know what you’re saying…change can be beautiful? No way. I’m inclined to agree with you. I’ll be the first person to say I am not a fan of change. It can be disruptive and overwhelming to your peace … Continue reading

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Guest author interview with Christy Barritt

I’ve always loved to read. As soon as I graduated from reading The Babysitter’s Club and Nancy Drew books, I immediately turned to Christian fiction. My mom knew they would be safe for my impressionable young mind. And I devoured … Continue reading

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Food for thought…

I love to cook. It’s one of my favorite hobbies. Whether I’m preparing new recipes or tweaking some old classics, cooking is a passion for me, just like writing. One of my favorite recipes is Spaghetti and Meatballs? It’s like … Continue reading

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The Gift That Lasts Forever

What is the one gift that is almost always free, you can give it to yourself or others can give it to you, it doesn’t require shopping, and it renews itself daily. The answer is simple. Our memories. Whether we … Continue reading

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Please Welcome Guest Author Irene Hannon…

Greetings, everyone. And thank you, Mary, for inviting me to be a guest today. I have to begin this post with a confession. I didn’t set out to be a writer of Christian fiction. Not because I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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A Belated Mother’s Day Wish To My Second Mother…

Yesterday we celebrated our mothers and everything that they do for us. I hope you all got a chance to see your mothers, and if you are a mother, I hope you were appreciated for all the hard you do. … Continue reading

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The Abundance of God

Here in Texas, an early spring has brought us breathtaking wild flowers, gentle rain, and a crop of dewberries in our backyard that is truly a gift from God. For those of you who don’t know what dewberries are, they … Continue reading

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Novel Preparation 101 with Guest Author DiAnn Mills

Novel Preparation 101 by Guest Author DiAnn Mills We writers have habits that help us organize and get started on new writing projects. Today I’d like to share with you how I assemble my thoughts and preparations before writing chapter … Continue reading

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Easter All Year Long by Mary Alford

This year, because of family scheduling, my husband and I decided to have our Easter Celebration for our three granddaughters on Monday, the day after Easter. With so much commercialism involved in Easter, I wanted to make sure that each … Continue reading

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Easter All Year Long

  This year, because of family scheduling, my husband and I decided to have our Easter Celebration for our three granddaughters on Monday, the day after Easter. With so much commercialism involved in Easter, I wanted to make sure that … Continue reading

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Living on the Edge of Danger… by Mary Alford

Anyone else out there love a good spy story? I don’t know what it is about them, but I just can’t get enough of spy stories, whether it’s reading or writing them. Maybe it’s the possibility of living every day … Continue reading

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The Dance by Mary Alford

About a year ago, my seven year old granddaughter was certain she wanted to be a dancer after she watched Angelina Ballerina. Unfortunately, for the dancing world that has since changed when the movie Frozen came out. She heard Idina … Continue reading

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Introducing Christian Suspense Author Rachel Dylan

I’m excited to announce a new feature here at the Christians Read Blog. Each month, we will be introducing you to a different Christian author. This month, we’re happy to have Christian Suspense author Rachel Dylan with us to tell us a … Continue reading

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