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.

Taking Time Off by Nancy J. Farrier

There are times when we get so caught up in work and life, that we forget to take any time off. At least, that’s what I do. Even when I go somewhere for a vacation, I often take my computer … Continue reading

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Worship Who? by Nancy J. Farrier

I recently visited a church and the pastor said something that gave me pause. What caught my attention wasn’t the whole of his message, but a small part. He said we are made to worship someone. Think about that. Made … Continue reading

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A Good Week by Nancy J. Farrier

Do you ever have one of those days/weeks/months where everything seems to go wrong? You look at the calendar wrong and miss an appointment? Or you miss a birthday or other important date? You simply forget something you meant to … Continue reading

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Delighting in His Commands by Nancy J. Farrier

When we first bought our house there was a staircase leading up to the roof. The stairs were dangerous for kids so my husband blocked it off to keep them from getting hurt. Our six-year-old son obeyed that rule, but … Continue reading

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Who Do I Work For? by Nancy J. Farrier

Last week a sweet friend asked me to do a favor for her. Her husband died of cancer and she asked me to play the piano and lead the singing for the hymn during his funeral service. I didn’t hesitate … Continue reading

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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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