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Fruits, Spices, and Christmas in July

When do you begin your Christmas shopping? Do you enjoy finding special gifts for those on your gift list? Do you dread the task? Is gift-giving just one more thing on your stressful holiday to-do list? It brings me great joy to find or create the perfect gift for each individual. I keep my eyes […]

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D-Day and Dad’s Day

I’m writing this blog post on D-Day, 2022, the 78th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Normandy. With Father’s Day less than two weeks away, I planned a tribute to dads–mine in particular. Then went down this meandering trail. In search of family photos with my dad, I pulled this one from my stash. No, […]

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Heidi – My First Christian Fiction Read?

What was the first Christian Fiction book you read? My answer to this question posed in a social media post: Christy by Catherine Marshall. Released while we were in high school in 1967, many of my friends and I read and thoroughly enjoyed this story of faith set in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee. (Little […]

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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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