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Rebound – A New Book for a New Year!

 January 7, 2021

Looking for a romance to push away the winter doldrums? Missing basketball as you remember it? Check out Rebound, a story of love: love between a man and a woman, love of the game, and love of this planet. Rebound Jacob was the rebound king, both on the court and off. He got up after […]

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Psalm 1 – Trees by Flowing Waters

 January 5, 2021

Trees are beautiful sights to see. There are so many varieties and shapes, with branches that go in varying directions, covered with leaves and fruit, making a strong foundation from which to hang swings, bird feeders, hold tree houses, or hang ornaments for Christmas. They are wonderful pieces of God’s creation. So many of the […]

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What I Learned from Writing a Series

 December 31, 2020

In November of 2013, I wrote the first book in what was to become my Dancing Through Life Series.  I had no idea at the time that this book would lead to eleven other books. Here I am, seven years later with nine books published and three more in various stages of the writing process. […]

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A Cup of Christmas

 December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas! While the Christmas shopping season ended Christmas day, Christmas is more than a day. Remember the twelve days of Christmas? Christmas is a season in the Catholic liturgical calendar, lasting over two weeks, from Christmas day to the Baptism of the Lord in January. All reason to raise a cup of Christmas! Celebrating […]

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A Cup of Love: Isaiah 7:10-14

 December 22, 2020

Today I raise a cup of love and reflect on Isaiah 7:10-14 as we light the last purple candle on the Advent wreath. The Word Love Love is a much used and abused term in the English language. We use the same word to describe how we feel about certain foods, such as pizza and […]

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A Cup of Joy: Isaiah 35:1-10

 December 15, 2020

This week I raise a cup of Joy (or Faith since Joy requires faith!) Our time of waiting for Christmas is half over; this is reason for rejoicing for some, for terror for others who are not ready. In Catholic churches throughout the world, the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit, signaling the […]

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Christmas Heirloom – Part of the Family

 December 10, 2020

Sometimes, unexpected items become part of the family. Writer Brad Flory writes how an ugly Christmas tree has become a Christmas heirloom. Part of the Family The first year we were married, we went to the discount store and bought that ugly artificial Christmas tree. We never planned to keep it forever, but forever it […]

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A Cup of Peace: Isaiah 2:2-5 and 11:1-10

 December 8, 2020

During the second week of Advent we light the candle of Peace. I offer you a cup of peace – my reflections on peace through the words of the prophet Isaiah. Beating Swords into Plowshares In the 1980’s, members of the peace community decided to take the words of Isaiah 2:4 literally in what was […]

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Driving While Under the Influence of Writing

 December 4, 2020

Hemingway is reputed to have said, write drunk, edit sober. From my experience with NaNoWriMo the past eight years, I’ve got a different take on this. Writing provides its own type of high, with unexpected dangers – hence, driving under the influence of writing! Driving Under the Influence of Writing I thought of this while […]

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A Cup of Hope, Isaiah 40:1-11

 December 1, 2020

This week as many Christian churches light the first candle on the Advent wreath, the candle of hope, I offer you my reflections on hope – a cup of hope! Handel’s Messiah One of my Advent traditions is to listen to the Messiah. I’ve been doing this since high school. The overture is one of […]

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