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Take Time for God

“Spend fifteen minutes each day with God this coming week.” The Sunday school teacher challenged her students. “When you first wake up, maybe even before you get dressed, take a few minutes reading Bible verses, listening to your favorite gospel or worship songs while you meditate on your Heavenly Father’s love, or turn to Him … Continue reading »

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Too Many Choices

“There are too many choices.” Beth sighed and looked up from the paint sample cards. “What am I supposed to do? I never seem to know what’s right.” Her best friend, Jolene laughed. “You’re painting your living room walls, not making a spiritual decision.” “Strange you should mention that.” Beth stared at the paint squares … Continue reading »

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Make Me A Pearl

“She makes me so angry!” Julie slammed the cordless back on its base. “I have a notion to disconnect that old phone and just use my cell.” “How would that help?” Megan hunched in a chair, watching Julie with wary eyes. “Or should I forget that remark and go for the meat? I assume it … Continue reading »

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I’ve Been There

“I’m here to listen, but if you don’t feel the need to talk, I understand.” Melanie set a cup of coffee on the table in front of her younger friend from church. She’d invited Stephanie to her house as an expression of friendship because she recognized the intense grief the other woman was going through … Continue reading »

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Space Holders Be Gone

“But I do want to be like Jesus.” Martha wiped a tear from the corner of her eye. “It’s just so hard.” She switched off the CD player glad that their church still ministered to shut-ins such as her by sharing the pastor’s sermon. She bowed her head and folded her hands under her chin. … Continue reading »

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Widows and Orphans

Ashley set the box of files on the table. Why did every project she tackled take so long? Maybe because you put things off until they grow out of proportion. Her inner voice mocked, but she had to agree. Her life was entirely too busy. With a sigh, she pulled out the first folder and … Continue reading »

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Please Welcome Debbie Lynne Costello

When I asked Debbie Lynne Costello to write a post about her new Guideposts story, she graciously consented to write the post AND to give away one copy of her book. Please comment below to be considered for the giveaway. After reading about her story, my interest was stirred, and now not only this year’s … Continue reading »

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A Special Note to My Readers

Searching for Treasure is the third book in my Second Chance Love series. I had originally planned to have it published in late fall 2014, which is passing much too quickly for my liking. As I work on this book, I’m finding many wrinkles that need to be ironed out before it will be ready for publication. Such … Continue reading »

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Like My Mother?

Loni arranged the desserts on the table in the church basement to make room for more then stepped back when Sue stopped beside her and added a pie to the offerings. “I didn’t expect to see you here tonight.” Loni gave her a sharp look. “Why not? I couldn’t miss one of our church suppers. … Continue reading »

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But I Can’t Speak!

“Tom, you shouldn’t be here. This isn’t right.” Jack perched on the stool next to his friend. “I don’t care. What do I have to live for?” Tom took a swallow of his drink, turning a shoulder toward Jack. Jack felt the subtle hint. He probably shouldn’t have followed Tom into the bar. It’d been … Continue reading »

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