The Books I Read in 2018

The Books I Read in 2018

Every year I like to make a list of the books I read. Usually I read about 60 books, but this year I only read about 40. I don't know if it's because we took a really long trip to eastern Europe and the Adriatic coast or because I'm spending more time with my...

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Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

I'm thinking of Amy Grant's song 'Til the Season Comes 'Round Again. I think it's a Christmas song, but right now it's fitting. Come and gather around at the table In the spirit of family and friends And we'll all join hands and remember this moment 'Til the season...

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My Secrets for Staying Sane During the Holidays

My Secrets for Staying Sane During the Holidays

  The other day I walked into Costco, took a look at the crowd, and turned right around. Crowds stress me out. Traffic really does me in. During the holiday season I have be extra careful because it doesn't take much to push me overboard. The way I know I'm...

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Saving Faith

Saving Faith

Early this morning, on my walk, I paid attention to the throng of traffic headed towards the high school. I thought about those teens in their cars racing to school. I thought about the burdens they carry. Were they late? Had they just had an argument with parents?...

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Finding the Upside of Down Wins Awards

Finding the Upside of Down Wins Awards

  In my last post I told you my book Finding the Upside of Down was a finalist for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association EVVY awards. Well guess what? I won a merit award in one category and a third place in another. It was a fun night. A couple hundred...

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It’s Almost Here!

It’s Almost Here!

******Update to this post: It's here. Order now! After five years of research and writing, my book is almost ready. The topic is postraumatic growth (This is NOT the cover)   The book has been written, edited multiple times, a cover has been created, and the...

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