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Confessions of a Busy Mom Who Became an Independent Novelist

The Area In Which I Struggle The Most: My Critical Spirit

During the first weeks that I visited my current congregation, back in 1996, I remember distinctly that I wanted to know the dirt. I remember being shocked, since I had been a Christian for ten years, that I would even consider such a thing.  But I did.  I wanted to know the faults of that [...]

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It’s Time for A New Series! Monday’s Top Ten!

Back in Oklahoma, my dad often said, “If I had my druthers, I’d  . . . .”.  This means that if he had his preferences all the time, if he had no obligations to others, he’d do such and such; his “druthers”. I think it’s a contraction of “I’d rather”. But then I haven’t lived [...]

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7 Quick Takes (The Sleepy, Groggy, Post-Vacation Fog Version)

There used to be a day when I was oh, so diligent about doing my 7 Quick Takes on Thursdays. Then, in the middle of the night (because I haven’t figured out how to do this automatically) I would click on Jen’s Conversion Diary to post my link (crossing my fingers for a top 5 [...]

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A Big Announcement! (Or What Do I Have In Common with A Baby In Texas And A 14th Century Italian?)

Whenever someone starts a soliloquy (or in this case, a blog) with the words, “the day I was born . . . ” you better get comfortable. It’s going to be a long, long wait till the end. The day I was born  I was supposed to be named Joy. Joy Dawn, to be exact, [...]

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