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Archive for July 2015

Have We Forgotten We Belong to Each Other?

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa I’m a particular admirer of Mother Teresa of Calcutta because my beloved daughter joined our family from the Missionaries of Charity orphanage in Calcutta. At first Jessie didn’t speak English, but she did know a few words. One…

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Sunday Inspiration: People Are Like Stained Glass

Since my new book is coming out this week, I thought you might appreciate quotes about light for my next few Sunday Inspirations. If you read The Color of Light you’ll see that a rose window plays a large part in the story. This quote spoke to me since some of my characters struggle to let light shine from within during dark…

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Inspiration for The Color of Light

With one week left until The Color of Light appears on bookstore shelves, I’ve been busy. Not only am I hard at work on When We Were Sisters, but this week I completed a guest blog and an interview about the novel. Yesterday I asked to rewrite the back cover copy for Sisters, and I…

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Sunday Inspiration: The 9 Nanas

Want a true life Goddesses Anonymous story? Very, very anonymous? From MarloThomas.com. Thirty years ago nine women decided to do their own laundry and use the money they saved from sending it out to help people in need. They paid utility bills for those who couldn’t afford it, they dropped off food for people who…

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Introducing The Color of Light

What a busy week. Family arrived for the Fourth of July, and some of them stayed the whole week, including three year old Liam. We cooked and cleaned, went to concerts and splashed in the lake, drew pictures on the sidewalk and read books out loud that I’d saved from my own children’s childhood. Magical.…

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Sunday Inspiration: “Don’t Postpone Joy!”

I see this quote etched in stone in front of a beautiful cottage at least once a day as I walk down the red brick path to the amphitheater for a program or to Bestor Plaza where I can find the library, post office, shops, and dining here at Chautauqua. Only a block from our…

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Same Time Next Week

We’ve had a wonderful time with family over the holiday, and some are still with us for the rest of the week. So no blog today. Grandchildren time instead. Hope you have family time scheduled over the summer, too, and if you’re reading this from the U.S., hope your Fourth of July was a good one. I’ll see…

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Sunday Inspiration: Cranky Old Man

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made…

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Do You Have a Technology Addiction?

I spend the summer at Chautauqua Institution. The official website describes Chautauqua this way: Chautauqua is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times. Check this link for a more comprehensive background. Quite a mission, huh?…

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