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Living the Impossible

Impossible. That’s what they told us. Oh, they used different words at different hospitals, but they all said the same thing. After Kevin’s devastating spinal cord injury sustained in a fall, his situation seemed hopeless. He lay paralyzed from the neck down and kept alive by a ventilator. He was first taken to the local […]

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Every Life Matters: Embrace the Pain

      In much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain. -Ecclesiastes 1:18 NASB           The Witch of Buchenwald Ilse Koch was the wife of Karl Koch, commandant of the notorious Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Not content to be a quiet […]

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What a Secular Novelist Taught Me about Writing for God

    This last weekend I was privileged to join other authors and editors at a local event in our area. We filled the coffee shop with authors and aspiring authors who came to “stir up” the gift of God in their lives.  I spoke to them about how the novels of Clive Cussler challenged me to re-think […]

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New Release by Carol Guthrie Heilman

I’m pleased to announce that fellow Lighthouse of the Carolinas author Carol Heilman has a new book that releases today. Carol has stopped by to tell us a bit about her new book. Who is Agnes Marie Hopper? She is a spunky, out-spoken widow. Her husband, Charlie, died two years and three months ago, but […]

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We Have a Winner of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party Giveaway

The party’s over for now, but I’ve been honored to be part of the Caregiving Holiday Blog Party hosted by CareGiving.com. Many thanks to Denise Brown for her hard work on behalf of caregivers everywhere. It’ s been a joy to get to know her better. It’s been a crazy year, so I haven’t been […]

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Caregiving Holiday Blog Party

Hello and welcome to my place! I’m so glad you’re here. Since this a party, come on in and join us around the kitchen table. I’ll pretend I’m setting out the pine candles and lighting the Christmas tree. On the table there’s a plate of warm cookies and cups of steaming cider. Only I still […]

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So You Want to Be a Writer: Now What?

Last week I shared a questionnaire from our recent local event for aspiring authors. It was designed to help you understand yourself and your calling a bit better as you step out into the world of writing on a new level. If you took the time to fill it out, send me an email and […]

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Stir It Up: Do You Have the Gift of Writing?

I love to write! And I love meeting others who share my passion for words. Last month, I was privileged to be part of an event hosted by His Story Christian Gift Center in Lewiston, Idaho. We had a lot of fun meeting and working with aspiring writers. As part of this day, we handed […]

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Unstoppable: The Greening Family, Part 4 -A New Normal

      For the past three weeks, Anita Greening and her family have been sharing their journey through a bewildering series of setbacks and how they have leaned on God during this time. In this last part,  Anita shares how she has come to find their “new normal” and the wonderful news she has […]

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Spinning My Tires

  Around and Around It should have been a banner year. How many people get to be authors? And have an article published in a print magazine? And get to work at a job they love? How many parents see their children and grandchildren living solid lives of faith and hope? This year I had […]

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