Category Archives: Maureen Lang

Most of Life is Spent “Old” by Maureen Lang

Last night my husband was looking for a video of our house, because we plan to take up a minor remodeling project and he wanted to “see behind the walls” — the video was taken when our house was just … Continue reading

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The Art of Thankfulness by Maureen Lang

When I listen to the news these days, it seems there are countless reasons to boycott any sense of Thankfulness this year. War, pestilence, poverty . . . we don’t have to look far to see a suffering world. On … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Happy Place?

Not long ago my family teased me about going to bed so early. Okay, so they might have a point since technically I go “to bed” around 8:00—and in the summer months, that’s before the sun goes down. I also … Continue reading

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On My Reading Book Shelf by Maureen Lang

You can always tell a reader from a non-reader. Just say something like “I’m reading this really great book right now . . .” and watch their eyes sparkle with interest and hope to learn about a book they might … Continue reading

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God’s View by Maureen Lang

This summer I was blessed to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world: Victoria, British Columbia. The trip was amazing—and for so many reasons. To start with, my expenses were paid by a wonderful organizations called Caregifted. … Continue reading

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A Trouble Antidote posted by Maureen Lang

Even Jesus acknowledged in Matthew Chapter 6 that troubles are part of life, and I have yet to meet anyone who hasn’t faced some kind of challenge.   There are many ways to deal with our troubles.   We can … Continue reading

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The Little Joys by Maureen Lang

The other day I had a brief email chat with a friend about the emotional life most writers experience. Writers as a group generally tend to be on the sensitive side. My friend mentioned how hard it is to open … Continue reading

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Writers and Their Ilk by Maureen Lang

This past weekend a few of us here at Christians Read attended the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Indianapolis. It’s hard to describe the blessing of being in a room (a crowded room!) filled not only with others who … Continue reading

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Death by a Thousand Cuts by Maureen Lang

Okay, the title of this blog post may be a slight (no, huge) exaggeration to describe my last couple of weeks, but hey, being a writer I’m drawn to the dramatic. It all started with my family vacation to Nashville. … Continue reading

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Conflict . . . only better! by Maureen Lang

Certain genres expect to use a certain kind of conflict. Romance novels aren’t so much about the happy ending (which everyone knows will happen) as the vehicle the author uses to keep the hero and heroine apart until that happy … Continue reading

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Last night in a dream . . . by Maureen Lang

Every day, I receive in my email inbox a lovely, colorful, compelling, or fascinating photo enhanced by a Bible verse. Although I set aside time to read the Scripture on a daily basis, this is one email I always, always … Continue reading

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On Suspending Disbelief Posted by Maureen Lang

When I’m reading a good book, I’m usually willing to suspend disbelief—that is, accept something implausible—if the story or film has prepared me properly. Shootouts both contemporary and historical are exciting and I’m willing to believe the bad guys will … Continue reading

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Reading Seasons posted by Maureen Lang

Do you find yourself reading more books during different seasons of the year? Or perhaps you’re a seasonal reader, who only reads during certain times of the year. The publishing industry has three seasons, but from other writers I know, … Continue reading

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Easter’s Coming! Time for a worldview check. Posted by Maureen Lang

Of all the holidays, Easter is probably the most important to me. I love Christmas, too, but the older I get the more work and preparation that day demands. Easter, on the other hand, beyond the bunnies and eggs and … Continue reading

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Do the books you read pass the test? by Maureen Lang

I recently tuned in to a radio debate on the merits of reading commercial vs literary or classic novels. The focus was supposed to be on the romance genre, but both guests—two Phd’s from different universities—seemed to be talking as … Continue reading

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