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Why Values and Morals are Important: Part 1 by Vicki Hinze

  Why Values and Morals are Important Part 1  By Vicki Hinze   You asked why values and morals are important and why we need them.   We live on a planet with a lot of people. Billions of people. … Continue reading

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POWER OF HUMOR by Kristen Heitzmann

How many things are better faced with humor? Take a minute and let this video give you a smile. I love how God built into us a resiliency to find a light heart even in the midst of storms, fear, or … Continue reading

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Prayer For the New Year by Tara Randel

So here we are, just a few weeks into the new year. Is it just me, or is everyone as behind as I am? I’ve had to deal with the telephone company for multiple days now, which is never a … Continue reading

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A Different Place by Camy/Camille

Recently I was reading a book about making new habits and breaking bad habits. It was well-written and easily understandable, but it also talked a lot about the psychology behind behavior, which was fascinating to me as a psych major … Continue reading

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Potter’s $8,000/A Whimsical Thought from Maureen Lang

The other night I did what many Americans do this time of year: I watched It’s A Wonderful Life. There are many reasons this movie is so popular, between the cast and the acting and a story that will surely … Continue reading

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Here Comes Santa Claus

Over Thanksgiving, I finally discovered Pandora. I enjoyed listening to oldies but goodies. At first I listened to Christmas themed songs, but my son complained that he wanted Thanksgiving songs for Thanksgiving. We could listen to Christmas songs starting the … Continue reading

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The Christmas Movie that Gave Me Hope by Julie Arduini

It was 2003. We still lived in Upstate NY and the repercussions from 9/11 were moving throughout the state. My job had been eliminated from the state budget, but because I was pregnant with our second child, we knew I … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget The Salt!

Holiday baking always helps to make the Christmas season a favorite time of the year in my house. I won’t start counting calories again until the last cookie has left the premises! I recall one year I was making a … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Regency by Camy/Camille

One thing I really enjoy about Regency romances is the research into the lives of people who lived in that era, which was the early 1800s. In only 200 years, our lifestyles and customs have changed so much, and it’s … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Break NOW! By Hannah Alexander

Once upon a time I thought that when I got older I would be able to slow down all the frantic busy-ness in my life. Little did I realize that the longer I lived, the more responsibilities would pile up … Continue reading

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Pray for Your Friends

Been struggling lately? I know I have. Struggles have a way of sending us to our knees in prayer, don’t they? That is, if we weren’t already there. I read via email or Facebook posts about other friends and struggles … Continue reading

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You Can Count On One Thing

Autumn is my favorite season of the year. How about you? To me, the fall weather is perfect. I love the cooler temperature, for one. Not too hot and not too cold. Just perfect. With the change in the season comes … Continue reading

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MY ROYALTY STATEMENT

It’s that time of year when my royalty statements come in, from four different companies. Believe me, it cost more to send a couple of them than the amount printed on the statements. What’s the best royalty statement (or check) … Continue reading

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Time goes by!

I was recently reminded of the time one of my clocks stopped working. I put a new battery in, and immediately it started ticking again—backwards! When I showed it to my husband he laughed and said he was feeling younger … Continue reading

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WRITING BLESSINGS GALORE

When my great-American, best-selling, internationally-acclaimed novel was rejected, resulting in my becoming physically ill and spiritually deficient, I had to re-think what this writing life was all about. Perhaps God wasn’t going to put a novel in my brain, let … Continue reading

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