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A Vivid Dream

Early this morning, I awakened from a vivid dream.  It was some sort of underground tunnel where people were trapped. A man had set-off a bomb and there was fire everywhere. We were able to save many, but we had to go back for some. They asked for something I didn’t understand at the time, but it turned out to be a puzzle that when put together helped fight off the evil man. I tell you about this dream because of the sense of urgency it left me with. My heart is heavy for loved ones this morning. Many will spend eternity in an everlasting fire. We will not be able to put it out […]

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For such a worm as I?

Today is Resurrection Sunday. It is a day to celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead.  The world celebrates with candy, colored eggs, and Easter bunnies. We are called out from the world. A peculiar people. Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” James 4:4 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”     For me, Resurrection Sunday is a day of worship. A day to remember His sacrifice and to thank […]

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Christmas Craziness and Time with God

It’s that time of year when we never seem to have enough time. December 1st we published our Under the Mistletoe Collection of novellas. I wrote a romantic comedy called Holly’s Noel for inclusion in that. Today I uploaded the final ebook copy of Claudia to be released on December 15th. I hope you can join me for the release party on Friday evening.  I’d love to have you there. I’ll be doing a couple of giveaways. These past weeks have been busy from a writer’s perspective, but that hasn’t been all I’ve had going on. We have Christmas celebrations around the corner and even though I’m no longer involved in leading the youth group or the […]

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A Guest Post by Leeann Betts: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly—Not!

Please welcome Leeann Betts. She has a guest post for the gratitude Friday feature: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly—Not! Seems like the Christmas season rolls around more quickly every year. It’s the 4th of July, and then it’s Thanksgiving, and then before we know it, Christmas. And with it, the requisite smiles and spending and happy times. Because, after all, that’s what we do, isn’t it? But the holiday season isn’t a happy time for everybody. There are some real stresses that this season brings, including excessive spending, excessive eating and drinking, excessive time spent with family and relatives, and excessive pretending everything is fine. You’ll note I used the word “excessive” four times in […]

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