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.

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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Following His Footsteps by Nancy J. Farrier

I live in the desert and rarely see snow at my house, but the storms of the past few weeks reminded me of growing up in the Midwest. Some winters brought deep snow. While it’s nice to stay inside and … Continue reading

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God’s Love Letter by Nancy J. Farrier

Ah, February, the month of love, when we are reminded to reach out to one another with love and kindness. I wrote a blog post this week about historical love letters. You can find that post here. Those letters got … Continue reading

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What Strikes Your Fancy? by Nancy J. Farrier

What do you fancy? What is something you long for and dream of having?  A new car? A bigger home? A huge screen television? Or, maybe something simpler like a favorite food. A getaway to a favorite spot. We all … Continue reading

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Proverbs of Ashes by Nancy J. Farrier

Sickness. Death. Loss. All difficult to face no matter who you are. Especially when they come close to home, touching a friend or family member. We don’t want to lose someone or face death. We want to cling to life … Continue reading

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Captivity and Trust by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you have a favorite scripture you cling to in times of stress? Most of us do. Most of us have more than one. Scripture is comforting in times of trouble. Comforting when there is uncertainty and unrest in our … Continue reading

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A Prayer for You by Nancy J. Farrier

Every year I read through the Bible. I’ve done this so many years, I’ve lost count of the number of times. The only year I didn’t make it through was the year I tried to read along with my church … Continue reading

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