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.

Nightmare or Adventure? by Nancy J. Farrier

Some of you may remember just after the first of the year (2022) when I wrote about picking up the three young people whose car broke down on a remote road in the mountains. We were so blessed to be … Continue reading

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Wedding Thoughts by Nancy J. Farrier

June is traditionally one of the most popular months for weddings. Summer is here. Kids are out of school. And people want to celebrate something after a long winter and the storms of spring. Weddings can be elaborate or simple. … Continue reading

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Small Gifts by Nancy J. Farrier

When I go walking in the desert, I travel down a wash and over hills. There are so many rocks. I have to be careful not to trip or fall, because the rocks will shift under my feet. Thus, I … Continue reading

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Whac-a-Mole by Nancy J. Farrier

Have you ever played Whac-a-Mole? The game where a mole pops up and you are supposed to hit it with a mallet, but as you do another one pops up somewhere else. Then another and another. It’s similar to fighting … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Rubbish by Nancy J. Farrier

I recently started attending a Bible study with a small group of ladies. I love meeting with them and looking deep at God’s word. This past week, one passage jumped out at me and had me considering my own actions … Continue reading

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Convinced by Love by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, we adopted a new dog. She’s a black lab mix, according to the shelter, and a little over a year old, so still in puppy stage. She’s sweet and affectionate, enthusiastic and energetic.  I named her … Continue reading

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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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