Inspirational Moments and Memories

Meet the Author: Michelle Lowe

Today I’m interviewing author Michelle Lowe about her new book, The Autumn Keepsake. Michelle, I’m happy to have you here. Tell us a little bit about yourself: I live in Asheboro, North Carolina with my husband, Brian, and our eighteen-year-old son, Jake. We have a very spoiled bluetick hound-mix named Daisy. I am a Registered…

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Good Monday Morning: Sept. 26

This is the last Monday in September. This month went by so fast. Summer is over and fall is here. That turning of the season was a difficult time for me when my kids were in school. It was as hard for me to shift from lazy summer mornings to bustling everyone out the door…

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Recipe: Salmon Patties

I often have canned salmon in the pantry. While I have purchased boneless, skinless pouches of salmon for certain recipes, I have let these cans sit on the shelf for a few months because they have the bones and skin on the salmon. I’m not a fan of fish to begin with. Add in the…

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You Prepare a Table Before Me

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…” Psalm 23:5-6a Today marks the end of a pretty good week. Drama free, no missed work or car problems. It…

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Dog Tails: Hash brown

This adorable puppy is named Hash brown. Hash brown is around four months old. He is a very sweet and affectionate puppy. He was a stray so his background is unknown. Hash brown loves to be with people. Find out about adoption on the website for the Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County, Michigan.

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Problem or Progress?

Last August I struggled to get through work on the days surrounding the anniversary of my husband’s death. My boss, a former social worker, was very understanding but suggested that I might want to take some time off around that anniversary this year. In March I put in for a week off from August 15…

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Cat Tails: Cleopatra

A true queen, Cleopatra loves the spotlight and all the attention that comes with it. She is very affectionate, but decrees she be the only cat in the kingdom. Expect many head bops. Cleopatra is 3 1/2 years old and spayed. For details on how you can adopt Cleopatra or other rescues, go to the…

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Cat Tails: Cora

Cora is a 6-year-old, spayed, domestic shorthaired cat. Cora has a rather tragic story behind her. Cora came to the Animal Rescue Coalition from a home with 13 cats when her owner passed away.  She had noticeable eye issues so we took her to the vet and found out she had eye ulcers.  Cora was…

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Meet the Author: Christina Sinisi

My guest today is author Christina Sinisi. She is here to tell us about the recently released third book in her Summer Creek series, Why They Call It Falling. Christina, let’s start with telling us a little bit about yourself. Thank you, Carol, for having me as a guest on your blog! Why They Call…

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Happy Independence Day!

I thought I was independent as a young adult when I went off to college, then traveled to Mexico. I THOUGHT I was independent when in 1988 I went back to Mexico and stayed for six months teaching. The situation where I lived wasn’t working out. I’d been independent here in the U.S., but there…

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Dog Tails: Rocco

The star of today’s Dog Tails is this very adorable boy, Rocco: Rocco is a six-month-old mixed-breed pup. He is very playful and fun-loving. Rocco loves everyone he meets. Rocco would love to find a home with an active family. For questions about adopting Rocco, please refer to the Animal Rescue Coalition of Mecosta County,…

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Good Monday Morning 6-27-22

Loss. Loss. There is no way to avoid it. In this world that is temporary, we humans will experience many kinds of losses. This morning I am grieving the loss of my my dad. Although it’s been 17 years since he passed away, the anniversary date was this weekend. The loss of my dad was…

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Dog Tails: Blue

Today’s pet rescue is named Blue. This pretty girl is 3 1/2 years old. She came to the shelter because two families came together and ended up with seven children and several animals and Blue was overwhelmed. Blue is one of the best athletes you will ever meet. She needs a very large fenced in…

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Good Monday Morning 6-13

Good Monday morning, June 13. This is the second Monday of June. Already. It feels like summer is almost over before it has even started. It always seems to go by fast. Last summer my son, daughter and I went to the Leelanau Peninsula in Michigan for a couple of days. We had a great…

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Social Isolation–On Purpose

Due to health issues exacerbated by anxiety, I struggled to go places socially when my husband was alive. He was always my buffer, sitting between me and other people, supporting me when I was nervous. Encouraging me to forget about what other people might be thinking and just do what I needed to do. After…

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Cat Tails: Joseph

Joseph is a 10-month-old neutered male.  Joseph was found as a stray wandering in the country. He came to the shelter in March.  Joseph was placed in the kitten room when he arrived and loved all the little kittens at the shelter.  He was recently moved to the adult room now that he is close…

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Remembering the Fallen

I am at a loss as to what to say this morning. I want to give a heartfelt tribute to the men and women who have given their lives in sacrifice for the American lifestyle. They chose to serve their country and in doing so, served all of us and stood as a barrier between…

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35 going on 20 (or 70)

Today, I’m sharing an article that I wrote in 2000. I hope you will enjoy it in the tongue-in-cheek manner in which it was written. 35 Going on 20 (or is that 70?) Written by the author in 2000. Even when I look into the mirror, I have a hard time believing that I’m turning…

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Writing Through Anxiety

Today’s post is written by Christian author Sara Beth Williams. My life, since February of 2018, has been in major upheaval. Five months before my first novel was published, three family deaths occurred. In November, 2018, my brother moved two thousand miles away. That’s when I began to notice symptoms of anxiety. All of this…

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Friday Feature: Substitute Family

Recently I published an updated version of my full-length Christian romance, Substitute Family. This was previously published under the title, No Longer a Substitute. If you read the first version, you will find this one almost completely different. The characters and story line are the same, but it has been revised and updated throughout the…

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Dog Tail: Tipton

Today’s Featured Pet is Tipton. Tipton is 4 months old. His mother was an Akita mix. He is very playful and fun-loving. He will be a very large dog. You can find out more about Tipton and other dogs and cats available for adoption on the Mecosta County, Michigan’s Animal Rescue Coalition website: Welcome to…

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