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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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It is Well: A Guest Post by Kathy Cretsinger

Please welcome Kathy Cretsinger to Faith in Writing. She has written a guest post for our Musical Wednesdays feature: It is Well. It is Well Why do certain hymns cling to our brains? I don’t know if it is because the music is soothing, or we relate to something in our life when we heard them. My favorite hymn is “It Is Well with My Soul.” I don’t remember when I heard it for the first time, but when I did I could have listened to it all day. It has such meaning. Sometime in our life we will all go through times that we wish it would go away, but it won’t because we […]

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Hidden Blessings

Today is gratitude Friday! Our guest blogger never sent in her post, which opened up the opportunity for me share my thoughts with you on this beautiful Friday morning. I watched a glorious sunrise over the fields this morning, as our goats and sheep meandered out of the pen to start their day. I didn’t wake up in a terrific mood. I’d gone to bed offended and frustrated, although I’d read my Bible to try to get my head straightened out. Yet, as I made the coffee and watched the sky light up, my attitude changed. Some days, it’s hard to break out of a funk and we don’t see what’s around us. We don’t […]

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