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I’ve been taught the Fruits of the Spirit most of my life. I learned as a child that they aren’t like coconuts, they are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I can list them and name them and pray about them, but in my Bible study this week, I was challenged that these “fruits” are way more than just words.

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A reader’s voice

October 4, 2013

As a writer I am constantly reminded about the importance of voice. Voice is what stands one writer out from others. If consistent, a good voice can make a career. But the more I write the more I understand that there is another side to the voice discussion that is often overlooked–the power of a […]

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(re)defining me

August 30, 2013

When the youngest of my three kids started school this week, I realized just how much free time I had on my hands. As a stay-at-home mom, I finally have time to pursue my writing passion! Halfway through a romance novel, I was excited to knock it out and see where I wanted to go […]

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Put a pin in it: Whine and Wine

May 31, 2013
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The bad news: The ladies of Whine and Wine are being shelved for awhile. The good news: I have three agents interested in the project in about three years. Of all the scenarios I had envisioned and read about, this is not one that had ever crossed my mind. Tweet

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Pride and joy

May 10, 2013
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I have a list of encouraging proclamations that I repeat to my kids on a regular basis. “You did great!” “That was amazing!” “How did you get to be so smart/strong/fast?” I love giving them that  self-esteem boost, and the smiles that I get in return are priceless. But what surprises me is that even […]

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My journey to publication

April 10, 2013
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In the first month of seeking publication for my debut novel, Whine and Wine, I have been blown away by the response. I’m submitting queries, synopses, chapters, and full manuscripts and just waiting for that magic spark between me and my publishing hero. My gut has me leaning very strongly in one direction, but I’m […]

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What my blessing means to me, 5 years later

February 22, 2013

Today is my youngest’s 5th birthday. While this may not seem like a big deal to most, it is a huge deal for this writing momma because it marks a milestone… for both of us. Much of the parenting aspect of this milestone can be read in today’s HuffPost blog, but there is also a […]

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