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Unschooling

by Elizabeth Goddard I’m going to piggyback off Tara Randel’s Back to School At Any Age post. After all, it’s that time of year. Kids are heading back to school or getting ready. Shopping for clothes on the no-sales tax … Continue reading

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled…Easier Said Than Done At Times

Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go … Continue reading

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Olympic Takeaways by Julie Arduini

Like most of you, I’m staying up way too late watching the Olympic coverage. I admitted on Facebook that usually it is straight-up patriotic fever that has me so captivated. This year, the drama and backstories have captured my attention. … Continue reading

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He’s Everywhere!

One of my favorite Christian songs is called Open The Eyes Of My Heart by Michael W. Smith. If you are unfamiliar with the song, the lyrics go something like this: Open the eyes of my heart, Lord Open the … Continue reading

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The Demand for Stories and the Greatest Opportunity

by Elizabeth Goddard My family loves to see movies. I think we’re all enthralled with stories no matter the venue– video games, TV series, books (especially books!) or movies. I’m one girl living with four boys (my husband and three … Continue reading

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The Introvert Inlaw by Julie Arduini

I didn’t have a definition for the longest time, but in recent years it became very obvious I’m not just an introvert, I’m an introvert’s introvert. People who don’t know me well find this odd because they have seen me … Continue reading

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And Every Gain Divine by Kristen Heitzmann

Over Independence Day, I posted a less known verse from “America the Beautiful” because it resonated when we sang the song in church. Since then the words have continued to work in me, so I thought we could discuss it … Continue reading

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Are You a Striver?

by Elizabeth Goddard I just sent in a completed manuscript to my editor. My deadline is today, June 30th, so I made it! But so far I’ve never had to ask for extra time. I hope that remains the case, … Continue reading

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Expectation by Kristen Heitzmann

I recently had reason to consider the role of expectation in life. It’s not something I typically ponder like grace or faith or wisdom or creativity. But I had a chance to see it in a new way, and thought … Continue reading

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What’s the difference between self-confidence and conceit? by Maureen Lang

Soon the old movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy” will be playing on at least one movie channel. It’s a 4th of July tradition, at least in this household. That’s the movie that made James Cagney one of my favorites, with his … Continue reading

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Five Things Your Teen Needs to Know

Raising teenagers can be difficult and frightening. It seems once a child reaches high school, the stakes instantly rise and suddenly questions and uncertainties abound. Is that behavior, whatever it may be, normal for their age or evidence we’ve failed to … Continue reading

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Surrendering Time Series on Sale Monday and Tuesday by Julie Arduini

Although Ohio has seen 90+ temps already (and snow in May,) it is now summer. One of my favorite things to do is watch our daughter swim and have a book on the deck. And now, I want to put … Continue reading

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Why I Write

Recently, after editing one of my books, my editor mentioned this particular book was her new favorite of those I’d written. How good that made me feel, knowing how much she enjoyed the story!   Later, I started thinking if … Continue reading

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Great Staycation Idea from Odyssey Adventure Club by Julie Arduini

I want to say something brilliant. Something that hasn’t been said about all the tragedy in Orlando (first with Christina Grimmie’s murder, and of course, the horrific events at the Pulse) that would be akin to wrapping a favorite blanket … Continue reading

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Cover Creatin’ by Kristen Heitzmann

So much of a writer’s life is putting words together, making story happen. It’s not news how much I love that. But as an artist, I have to say I’m falling in love with cover design. Can’t claim to be … Continue reading

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