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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Sovereign Lord is My Strength

Sometimes I love to meditate on those uplifting pages we see on occasion in a Christian magazine or other publication – the ones with an encouraging scripture and an inspiring picture to accompany it. This week I wanted to share one of my favorite scriptures and provide a picture. Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree … Continue reading »

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Dawn Comes Early—A Review

In Dawn Comes Early, by Margaret Brownley, Kate Tenney comes to The Last Chance Ranch to become an heiress. Not by marrying a man of means, but, well, by not marrying anyman. That and she has to work the ranch until the dirt is grinding through her veins. But being a novelist, whose written fanciful … Continue reading »

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Front Porch on the Old Home Place

The old home place. Is that expression familiar to you? If not, you may be a city dweller. I’ve heard it all my life. Especially from my mother when she’d talk about the farm she grew up on. With a few acres and a lot of work, her family made a living from the farm. … Continue reading »

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Warm Homemade Blueberry Pancakes

This is probably the one recipe I use the most. My family just loves them! They aren’t heavy or too thick. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can whisk milk and lemon juice together, let it set, and it will work as well. Also, I use wild blueberries because they are smaller. Dry ingredients: 2 … Continue reading »

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Praise Instead of Protest

        How many times does the Lord have to teach me the same lesson? I can remember this one from before. Looks like I didn’t pass the first time.  Is my face red yet?    I wrenched my back again, and did it ever hurt. I hobbled around my RV complaining to … Continue reading »

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Make Money Writing—Interview with Janice Thompson

I’m so excited to have author Janice Thompson with us today to talk about her new book. Welcome, Janice. Can you tell us about your latest venture? Thanks for having me. I’m thrilled to share about my latest book, MAKE MONEY WRITING, which is now available from amazon for kindle users. The book, which is … Continue reading »

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Arts and Crafts—are they for you?

Crafts are a popular past time and have been for many years. My mother made beautiful quilts. She sat with tiny pieces piled around her favorite easy chair while she sewed them together with needle and thread. Yep, no easy sewing machine for her. Most of her pieces were only one to two inches across, … Continue reading »

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Three Broken Hearts

I borrowed the following story from a book I’m currently working on with the title, Three Broken Hearts. I hope you enjoy it. Three Broken Hearts June, 1899   Amy Roberts looked up from her sewing. The fact that Sara McCord, Kent’s daughter, sat on Amy’s horsehair sofa with her head bent over her work … Continue reading »

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Chicken Shepard’s Pie

Ah, to bring a delicious, nutritious meal to the table for my family, there is nothing more important to me. This time with them is priceless. Before we dig in, we give thanks to the Lord for providing so much for us. Then, we tell about our days. I can’t help but wonder, how long will … Continue reading »

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Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

                                                                                                                    Savior like a Sheppard lead us, much we need thy tender care. Since I was a little girl, I’ve sung that song in church, but for most of my years, it’s just been a song.                   Since I began writing, I’ve asked the Lord to lead me in everything, even down to … Continue reading »

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