Character Confession: Real Life Isn’t for Sissies

Last week on Facebook I shared how my husband and I evaluated the changes we’ve survived in the last year, and what we see coming. Loss of his mother Two job related changes Broken wrist, surgery, therapy Changing how we travel to NY (we usually go separate, he visits his dad and I visit my mom.) Church split and healing Kids first experience on an airplane and cruise Son started…

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Saying Goodbye to a Beloved TV Character

I posted at Christians Read this week about saying goodbye to a beloved character—the Dallas tribute episode to JR Ewing. I share reflections on why I watch the show, what made it personal, and as a writer, why it was done so well. Check it out here.

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Thankful for the Season by Holly Hrywnak

Fall has always been my favorite season—from the array of colors found in the changing leaves to the fresh-picked crisp apples to the coziness of a worn in over-sized sweatshirt. What’s not to love? We all go through different seasons in life—from the curiosity of childhood to the angst of teenage love to the contentment of adulthood. Again I ask, what’s not to love? Well, a lot. It’s been an…

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Character Confession: That Comforts Me

I can’t believe it has been 8 years. My dad’s been gone that long and yes, time helps, but the grief never ends. It evolves, I think.         How can I feel comforted? It’s a choice. When my dad was declining fast from lung cancer and few even knew he was battling, he attended a presentation I was in called Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames. I played…

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WFW: Love Extravagantly

It’s Word-Full Wednesday! It’s that “Battery re-charge” for your week where God’s word is glorified. Go ahead, join us. Take an image and a verse from the Bible, post on your blog, and link your post URL to the Internet Cafe. Not only is it WFW…it’s our 15th anniversary.             August 31, 1996   What makes this anniversary and this picture so special is that…

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Book Review: Melissa Foster’s Megan’s Way

Last week I reviewed Melissa Foster’s latest novel, Chasing Amanda. Today I’m back with a review of her first book, Megan’s Way. With two Melissa Foster books under my reading belt I can say she is a well rounded story teller. Usually you find writers are really good with characterizations or imagery and setting. They work hard to learn the craft so that they can be balanced and write both…

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