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.

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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Climbing the Tallest Mountain by Nancy J. Farrier

A few weeks ago, my daughter and two grandsons came for a visit. The boys, ages two and five, accompanied us to the park or on short walks, but one day I took our five-year-old grandson, Jimmy, on a longer … Continue reading

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The Battle Challenge by Nancy J. Farrier

Living in rural Southern Arizona comes with some challenges. The extreme heat. The dry weather and dust. And the critters. We have javalina that roam in our area. Javalina look like wild pigs, but they are a peccary, not related … Continue reading

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A Test of Trust by Nancy J. Farrier

We had a wild and crazy end to our past week. One of those times when you wish you could hit rewind and have a chance to change events. But that isn’t an option. Instead, you have to move forward … Continue reading

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A Prickly Lesson by Nancy J. Farrier

I love growing cactus and succulents. They are prickly but they have the most beautiful blooms and are such unique plants. I love how they adapt to environments where many plants would not survive.  The problem comes when I have … Continue reading

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Having a Bad Day by Nancy J. Farrier

We were all horrified at the shootings in Atlanta this past week perpetrated by the gunman who took the lives of eight people before being stopped by the police. Eight lives cut short in a senseless act that is impossible … Continue reading

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Cutting With Scissors by Nancy J. Farrier

Yesterday, my five-year-old grandson was working on his school work at home. He had one last assignment to complete—cutting out figures with his scissors. He loves doing this, although in his enthusiasm he doesn’t always stay on the line.  Still, … Continue reading

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Reaching Out in Faith by Nancy J. Farrier

My dad was terrified of snakes. Growing up in Indiana, he said the big black snakes in the barn would chase him. I have no idea if this was true or his youthful imagination, but those snakes left a mark … Continue reading

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