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Good Monday Morning 1-17-22

(I’m a little late getting this posted. It will be afternoon before it’s published.) I’m about as motivated to get my day started as Anna appears in the above photo. That’s like me, just hanging out and relaxing. And here it is almost noon already. I’d intended to clean a client’s house this morning but…

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May I have this Dance Chapters 20-21

Chapter Twenty Brooke After Chase left, Brooke grabbed the bag that held all of their changes of clothes in it and walked into the house. She went into the bathroom and changed out of her swimming suit into a pair of capris and a short-sleeved cotton top. She hadn’t been sure if Chase was staying…

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From the Vault: Keeping your Candle Lit

This post was previously published in January 2022 but the sentiments are true today as well. I enjoy candles. My son indulges me by giving me a new one each Christmas. This year, the scent was pumpkin pie spice. I love the fragrance it gives out when I light the flame. Remember the chorus in…

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Good Monday Morning 1-10-22

Good Monday morning. It is good, right?I woke up.The sun will rise soon.I’m still a child of God.No matter what happens around me, or to me, my identity in Christ remains the same.I have a Savior, a Redeemer.The Holy Spirit abiding in me brings me joy and peace.Do I still worry?I would be lying if…

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May I have this Dance Chapter 19

Chapter Nineteen Brooke On Labor Day Monday morning, Brinley followed Brooke around, chattering nonstop. “I can’t wait to go on the boat with Maddie.”             Brooke was just as excited to go on the boat with Chase. She knew from experience that her kids would be hungry after swimming, so she packed up some peanut…

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From the Vault: God Understands My Thoughts

Originally published in January 2021, today’s post is about how God hears and understands my thoughts even when they are a bit muddled. I’ve been told that I’m a low talker. Because of this, I’m sometimes hard to understand. I have to speak up, and enunciate more clearly, if I want to be heard. My…

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Cat Tails: Christmas Nuisance

This is our Christmas tree. I think it turned out very pretty, but you might ask, where are all the ornaments? Since we put our tree up on Christmas Eve, I only put a dozen or so ornaments on it. Why did we wait so late to set it up? Technically, we set it up…

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Good Monday Morning 1-3-22

Good Monday Morning 1-3-22. Whew! The holidays are behind us. Shopping and baking and wrapping gifts (although I cheat and use gift bags mostly). Decorating and undecorating (my decorations are still up. Maybe I’ll get them down and put away this week). Overeating……(Enough said about that. It’s back to “regular food” this week). I still…

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May I have this Dance Chapters 17 and 18

Chapter Seventeen Brooke             They checked out at eleven the next morning. Brooke picked up Devon first so they could have some time to talk before picking Brinley up. “Did you have a good time?” He shrugged. “Yeah, I guess so.” “I thought you would say yes, you definitely did.” “They talked about a few…

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Friday Feature: Serena’s New Year’s Wish

Cozy up this New Year’s Eve with a warm holiday novella. Author’s inspiration: When I wrote the first book, Angelica’s Christmas Wish, I was reluctant to end the story. Mark and Serena had connected with one another and fallen in love, as they returned to their faith on Christmas Eve. I decided to write a…

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Good Wednesday Morning

Good Wednesday Morning 12-29-21. I know, I usually do a Monday morning post. This week, after a busy holiday weekend, I spent Monday resting and reading. Loss of a couple of people I cared about came in December. A heaviness set in as the holiday approached. Fortunately, my kids helped me get the house ready…

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Good Monday Morning 12-20-21

Good Monday Morning. The sun is bright this morning as I write this post. I woke up the first time at 4:00. I got up then, fed the animals and took my pills. Instead of getting a cup of coffee and sitting at the computer to fire up my social media, I decided to go…

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May I have this Dance Chapter 16

Chapter Sixteen Brooke On Wednesday morning, Chase arrived at Brooke’s house with both Josh and Maddie. She was surprised to see Josh, but she didn’t say that. She welcomed them all into the kitchen. She brewed a cup of coffee for Chase.             “Do you want some toast or juice, Josh?” she asked.             “Nah.…

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Friday Feature: One More Santa

Today’s Featured Book: About the Book: “One More Santa” is a Texas Christmas story about a young woman, Cassie, who is not only busy, but content with her life as a sports photographer, CEO of her family charity, The Santa House Women’s Charity, and a big help to her boisterous family. When Talent Marshall comes…

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Free books!

As an early Christmas gift, I’m offering three of my books for free on Amazon Kindle. From now through December 17, you can purchase Kindle copies of any or all of the below books for $0. I hope you get a chance to purchase and download them this week! Merry Christmas!

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May I have this Dance Chapter 15

Chapter Fifteen Brooke Brooke was busy that weekend getting the kids ready for school. She knew Chase was, too. His mom was leaving on Sunday night, so she wasn’t surprised that she did not hear from him. On Monday, the first day of school, Brinley was so excited that she could not stop talking at…

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Friday Feature: Christmas on Ocracoke

Author’s Inspiration: After I wrote my first Christmas novella, Christmas Confusion, I sent it to my mentor.She said she was looking forward to the other sister’s stories so I wrote the youngest sister, Shelby’s story, Sweet Summer.When I sent that manuscript to my publisher, Anaiah Press, they said that there wasn’t enough time to edit a…

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New Release: Warrior’s Heart

Today author Colleen Hall is here to talk about her new release, Warrior’s Heart, a historical Christian romance. Colleen, let’s start by telling us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in New England, so I really consider myself a New Englander even though after I married my Southern husband, I’ve lived in the…

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Pearl Harbor Day

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, today’s featured book is a contemporary Christian romance by Hallee Bridgeman. About the book: For VIOLET PEARL and CHASE ANDERSON to end up together, one of them will have to make a huge change. A message from God arrives in the form of a package from 1940. This humble…

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Christmas Joy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and it’s often the loneliest. …When two cups of hot coffee on a Christmas morning turns into one… …When there is one less name on the presents under the tree… …When the shadows of Christmas past dim the light of Christmas present… …When there is one less place…

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May I have this Dance Chapter 14

Chapter Fourteen Brooke On Friday, Devon grumbled about going to Baylee’s party. “I don’t know her. I barely know Chase, and I don’t think Josh likes me very well.” “It will be a good chance to see each other doing something besides video games. Chase said to tell you they are getting the quads out.…

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Friday Feature: Snowbound in Winterberry Falls

Today’s Featured Book: About the Book: Owning her own PR firm is all reporter Stephanie Clark wants for Christmas, but the idea of running a prestigious election campaign in the country’s capital throws her stomach into knots. A last minute vacation road trip to focus and seek God’s direction for her life ends up in disaster when she gets caught in the worst snowstorm to hit Vermont in…

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Dog Tails: Mr. Pickles and Miss Penny

I’ve asked my niece, Sara, to share the story of her two adopted rescues in today’s Dog Tails. It was March of 2017 when Micah and I decided to take a look to our local Humane Society. It only took us one trip to find Mr. Pickles, inappropriately named JD at the time, and we…

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May I have this Dance Chapter 13

Chapter Thirteen Chase .After Chase left Brooke’s house, he stopped at the gas station and filled up the truck. When he went inside to get a soda, he ran into Nate.             “Haven’t seen you in a while,” Nate said. “Not since the reunion. What have you been up to?”             “What have you heard?”…

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Friday Feature: Christmas Novellas

Today I’m featuring author Katy Eeten’s three Christmas novellas. They are unrelated to each other, but each is a heartwarming holiday story. You can find out more about the books in the details below: Wrong Turn Christmas (Anaiah Press 2021) April is desperate to eliminate her dad’s cancer bills so her family can enjoy the…

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