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Archive for March 2015

Sunday Inspiration: How To Be A Friend

I’m turning today’s Sunday Inspiration over to my husband, who has the following to say–and is clearly used to saying important things on Sundays after 40 years in ministry: Friendship is a theme of many, if not all, of Emilie’s books. The Goddess series, which is the latest, is about a group of women who learn what real…

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Sunday Inspiration: Spring Is Here!

Yes, Spring is here! Finally! Though for some of you it may be difficult to believe. It’s been a long hard winter for many, and it may take a little while to see signs of this new miraculous season. Yesterday was the first full day of Spring, which astronomically means that the sun was shining…

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Covers and Titles and Authors, Oh My. . .

If you follow this blog you’ll remember more than one post where I talked about the many things over which authors have no control. One sentence summarizes much of this: “We write the books, but quite frankly, if we sign a contract with a publisher there are many parts of the process over which we have…

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Sunday Inspiration: Saving Children

Have you seen this incredible video? It’s about an amazing man, Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved many Czechoslovakian Jewish children during World War II. When he was honored on an English television show 50 years later, to his surprise 80 of those children who had grown into adults, stood up and gave thanks for his…

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Sunday Inspiration: “Anything Is Possible”

Last Sunday morning I was looking through Parade magazine, which usually takes me a couple of minutes. But Sunday I ran across their cover story titled “Anything Is Possible!” Instant inspiration. Did you see it?  Five people are highlighted for the difference they are making in the world. These are average folks who decided that the…

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Can You Abide Another Post about Titles?

Drum roll, please. It’s that time of year. TITLES TIME. Last week I learned that my new book proposal has been approved. No one asked for changes. Oh, except one little thing. Yep. The title, which I loved, which I’ve hoarded for years in hopes I’d find the right story to deserve it, was immediately…

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Sunday Inspiration: Desiderata

This week when I learned that Leonard Nimoy had died I was immediately reminded of a day in the 60s when I heard him on an afternoon talk show reading this wonderful prose poem. At the time it was thought to have been written in the 1600s because it had been included in a book of…

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