Author Archives: Nancy J. Farrier

About Nancy J. Farrier

Nancy J Farrier is an award-winning author who lives in Southern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert. She loves the Southwest with its interesting historical past. When Nancy isn't writing, she loves to read, do needlecraft, play with her cats, and spend time with her family. Nancy is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Literary Agency. You can read more about Nancy and her books on her website: nancyjfarrier.com.

Acts of Kindness by Nancy J. Farrier

Welcome to 2022. Here we face a new year with hope that the days and months will be better than the previous two years, but we don’t know for sure what 2022 brings.  Each year, I try to choose a … Continue reading

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Drawing Near by Nancy J. Farrier

During the week of Thanksgiving, my daughter, Abigail, and her two boys visited us. Her boys are six years old and three years old. As you can guess, they are full of energy and kept us running. We took walks … Continue reading

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A Momentary Discomfort by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, my husband had an outpatient medical procedure done at a hospital. It was nothing serious, a simple health checkup that requires a few hours.  As I waited for him in the quiet hospital waiting room, a … Continue reading

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A Pain in the Elbow by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, my naturopath asked me to start doing some resistance training for the upper body. I do a lot of walking and hiking but not much to strengthen my arms. I bought some five-pound weights, looked up … Continue reading

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Being an Artisan by Nancy J. Farrier

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a writer’s retreat/conference. Being together with other writer’s refreshed me and I enjoyed the whole weekend. One of the biggest blessings to me was the opportunity to give the devotions on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Loving Fervently by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago we visited a church that two of our daughters attend. We were sitting toward the back and there were several open seats in front of us as often happens with an earlier service. A couple of … Continue reading

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What a Gift by Nancy J. Farrier

My youngest daughter had a birthday last week. Her twenty-eighth birthday. It’s hard to believe how the years have flown past.  Twenty-eight years ago, when I was going through a very difficult pregnancy with her, my mom gave me a … Continue reading

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary by Nancy J. Farrier

There have been people in my life who annoy me. Do you get that? Have you had people who get on your nerves? A co-worker? Someone at church? That neighbor who is hard to tolerate? A spouse who has an … Continue reading

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The Compassionate Church by Nancy J. Farrier

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were on the church patio area talking with one of the members. We were having a nice chat when, as often happens these days, the subject turned to Covid and the … Continue reading

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Doing It My Way by Nancy J. Farrier

I did not want to become a Christian. I still remember the struggle all those years ago. I didn’t want to give up my decadent lifestyle. I didn’t want to give up certain friends who strongly opposed Christianity. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Battle Ready by Nancy J. Farrier

Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Doesn’t that sound like something a military leader of old would have shouted. I can almost picture a cavalry officer or Civil War officer yelling this to the troops. Can’t you? But this … Continue reading

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Stereotyping by Nancy J. Farrier

Stereotype: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern.  Have you ever put certain people into a stereotype group? An absent-minded professor. A nosey, gossipy, or talkative woman. Perhaps a motorcycle gang member as being outside the law. A young … Continue reading

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The Love of a Parent by Nancy J. Farrier

I love my kids. I truly love my children. Every one of them. When they were young, I remember walking into a room where they were playing. I would stop and stand there watching them, so overcome with love for … Continue reading

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Blooming in the Desert by Nancy J. Farrier

The western United States is in a terrible drought. I live in Southern Arizona and the drought is so severe almost nothing bloomed this spring. In a desert where the cactus blooms bring much beauty and joy, having a dearth … Continue reading

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Without a Doubt by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you ever have doubts? I know I do. I doubt my ability as a writer. I doubt my worth as a wife and mother. I doubt my testimony as a Christian. And the list goes on. I don’t want … Continue reading

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