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Sunflowers Blooming through Extremes of Heat and Drought

As I write this, Hurricane Ida has pummeled New Orleans and makes her way north and east. High winds and heavy rain bring a stark contrast to the baking heat the past weeks. While most of my flowers have wilted, my dwarf sunflower plant flourished. It thrived in the intense temperatures and lack of real water (a […]

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Back to School with Honeycomb, Techie Tablets, and the Bible

Back to school today for students in our community–perhaps in yours, too. Every morning I share a Bible verse meme with my grandchildren to start their day. Today’s meme featured Proverbs 24:13-14. Honey. Wisdom. Bright Future. Enduring Hope. Good words for all of us every day, they reminded me of other Scriptures: The fear of […]

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Paddling through the Waves

Two weeks ago an opportunity presented itself on my road to publication in the Christian fiction world. I’m incredibly excited, but I also light-heartedly joke about my Red Sea Revisions, as I tackle the task ahead. If I cross the sea successfully, the reward awaits. My first preparation for the trip took me to the […]

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Pink Roses, Flowers, and Tangled Promises

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ~William Shakespeare According to the Victorian language of the flowers pink roses speak of adoration, loyalty, gratitude, grace, admiration, joy, and strength. While we often select red ones for love, pink roses are a perfect token of a gentleman’s love for his lady. Besides […]

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When Promises and Lies Tangle

What image does the word tangled bring to mind? Tangled hair? Tangled yarn? A spider’s web? Electrical cords? Or maybe a pack of lies? This kitten is in a tangle of branches. I hope she escapes without too many scratches. After breaking my novel into three manageable volumes, I’ve nearly completed the first one. I […]

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Let’s Talk Charades

An author researches many topics along their writing journey. With my current work-in-progress set in the second half of the nineteenth century, my curiosity was stirred about children’s party games (and adult parlor games, too). Alice in Wonderland was written in 1865. An outdoor party game was croquet. You can learn about its history here. Many games […]

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