Month: October 2012

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Better Lovin’ in the Day to Day

(image borrowed from Google Images) So, after that wonderful conference I attended over the weekend I came home infused with inspiration and post ideas, a desire to be more focused and intentional in my writing, and a hope to write about things that matter to you and also about things more deeply spiritual and therefore…

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Family and Writing and How it All Intertwines…My Lessons from Allume

The centerpieces have been dismantled, tablecloths pulled away, booths taken down and attendees suitcases are being repacked with gifts and new books and knick knacks, making them hard to zipper and rearrange.  It’s kind of like the morning after Christmas, or Thanksgiving…hours of preparation go into the details of the event ahead of time and…

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You’re Going Where? For What? With Whom?!

                   This week I will have the fortunate opportunity to attend Allume, a conference for Christian women who are bloggers and writers. Doesn’t that sound like fun?!! I’m quite excited, although I know for some of you having a tooth extracted probably sounds like more fun…women, writing, what?!!…

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The Life of Lily Lapp– A Sweet YA Amish Story (Review)

When I was young (like 7-11 young) one of the television shows that I recall my parents watching more consistently than any other was Little House on the Prairie. We watched many of the episodes on t.v. and then one year my grandmother (my dad’s mom) went through the trouble of recording (via VHS) every…

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Burning Bushes

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” Albert Camus Every fall I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. As August turns to September and the September days quickly click by I find myself feeling momentarily sad that summer is ending, that the cold will arrive sooner than I’d like…

Finding Time to Write…Suggestions Please!

Finding Time to Write…Suggestions Please!

It’s 9:52 p.m. and this is the first real free moment I’ve had all day. I reach this point in the day and my head spins in 17 directions…Do I finish the book I’m supposed to write a blog review on? Do I read the book I’m reading for an impromptu reading group…Unglued by Lysa Terkeurst…

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Re-Defining “Romantic”

See that photo? That would be 9 years ago today! It’s hard to believe we have been married for 9 years and dated for 3 years prior to that adding up to a grand total 12  years together! I’m 34 this year…that’s more than 1/3 of my life! It’s hard to believe that 9 years…

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag!

Haha…get it? “the cat out of the bag”?! (image borrowed from Google images)   I was walking out of church on Sunday with my long mauve scarf just covering my bulging belly (my husband had asked me in church if I had worn the scarf to try to hide my belly…I hadn’t, but it was…

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When Life Hands You Lemons…

  My brother has always been somewhat of an optimist. He was always the funny guy at family events, the one imitating Arnold Schwarzenegger from movies and quoting other well known snippets of wisdom from movies and well worn life sayings. “Life is like a box of box of chocolates,” he’d remind with his best…