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Archive for December 2015

Holiday Inspiration: The Wise-Man Star

Every once in a while I share this reading at Christmas. The excerpt comes from my novel Fugitive, which was released as part of a romance trilogy from Silhouette Books in the 1990s. I’m hoping to re-release all three of these novels again in the near future. Tate, the heroine, has moved to a cabin on land in the…

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The Christmas Wedding Quilt Giveaway Winners

My Christmas blog will appear on Friday, but today, as promised, I’m announcing the randomly drawn names of the ten winners of copies of The Christmas Wedding Quilt. The question? What is the most special gift you’re giving this holiday? The answers were wonderful, both in the emails to enter the giveaway and in comments on the giveaway…

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Sunday Inspiration: A Special Christmas for Lexi

If you liked last week’s story about the young deaf man in Turkey whose friends came to his aid, you’ll love this Christmas story about 12 year-old Lexi Brown’s Christmas surprise. The best stories are real ones, aren’t they? But did you expect the angels to be members of a college fraternity? Lexi was in…

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The Christmas Wedding Quilt Giveaway

This past week I mailed out more than 8,000 newsletters with links to a new Shenandoah Album Christmas story, Nine Patch Christmas. If you received one of them, I hope you enjoyed the story. I loved catching up with Helen, family and friends. If you didn’t receive it, it’s not too late to sign up…

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Sunday Inspiration: Hearing Hands

‘Tis the season to respect and love our fellow human beings and to hear inspiring stories of kindness and compassion. Right? As opposed to what we’re hearing from some politicians. This story reminded me of my travels to Turkey with a Muslim group that promotes interfaith respect and cooperation. We had Orthodox Jews, a Catholic…

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Sunday Inspiration: What We See

Last night I saw another flag at half mast, and my first thought? We might as well just leave it that way. There will be another mass killing soon enough. At what point did cruel, crazy people shooting down innocents begin to seem routine? At what point did our leaders throw up their hands and…

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The Color of Light Meets Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart

I’ve been busy this week looking for Christmas cookie recipes. No, I’m not baking yet. But I am cooking up something for my newsletter readers, something very special for my December edition. As I did the research for that surprise, I found cookie after cookie recipe I wanted to try. While I was researching, this recipe leapt…

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