10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

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We’ve been having so much fun sharing things you might not know about us. So here are ten facts about me. I hope they’re new and fun for you! 1) When I start writing, I can be kind of one track minded. I lose all sense of time, and my husband has told me I’m very good at saying “five …

Fiction Friday: Justice Delayed & Giveaway

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Today’s Friday Fiction focus is on Justice Delayed by Patricia Bradley. Here’s more about the story. It’s been eighteen years since TV crime reporter Andi Hollister’s sister was murdered. The confessed killer is behind bars, and the execution date is looming. But when a letter surfaces stating that the condemned killer didn’t actually do it, Detective Will Kincaide of the …

Being a Real Woman

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There is so much talk in the media today about women and how oppressed we are. We had a vibrant discussion on my facebook profile recently about how blessed I feel that my mom somehow raised me to be a strong woman, but one who didn’t look to my gender as the excuse or reason for why things do or …

Fiction Friday: An Uncommon Courtship & Murder on the Moor

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Today I’m delighted to bring you two historical novels by two of my go-to authors. Kristi Ann Hunter writes great Regency novels, and Julianna Deering’s Drew Farthering mysteries are like stepping into a black & white film noire. I heartily enjoyed both of their latest books. Also, it’s been awhile since I hosted a giveaway here, so be sure to read to the end to enter.

10 Ways Your Word Guides Your Year

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how to find Your Word for 2017. A logical question several of you had was, “Now that I have my word, now what?”

That’s a great question, so today I wanted to share ten ways that a Word can help direct your year. You may find that some or none of these apply to you. If you’ve used the word in other ways, I would love to learn about those, so be sure to leave a comment.

A word can give you a prayer focus. If God has given you a word, a next step is to begin to ask God why. What does He want you to learn as you focus on the word?

What’s Your Dream for 2017?

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As I start 2017, I’ve been prayerfully considering what the dream for this year is. I’m all about having a word, but I’m also about having a dream. Two years ago it was selling my legal suspense series. Check. Last year it was about teaching in Italy over the summer. Check. Teach full-time at Purdue. Check.

These are those crazy, audacious dreams that God has graciously granted. But now I’m wondering…what’s next.