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Archive for May 2016

Six Things I Learned from When We Were Sisters

Yippee, it’s launch day for When We Were Sisters! Today When We Were Sisters arrives at stores. Those of you who pre-ordered from online bookstores like Amazon or Barnes and Noble will probably find your copy in the mail or on your e-reader today.  I hope you enjoy it. Would you like an autographed copy? I have…

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Sunday Inspiration: We honor the dead…

Before we moved to Florida we lived in Arlington, Virginia, and our home was only a few miles from Arlington Cemetery. I visited when a friend or family member from the military was laid to rest, and I was always shocked by how beautiful a place it is, the rolling hills of green lawns and majestic…

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When We Were Sisters: The Playlist

As I write this blog Alicia Keyes is singing Girl is On Fire on my computer, but no, wait, now it’s Hell on Heels by the Pistol Annies. And I happen to know that Katy Perry is about to sing Roar, a fabulous spoof on all those Tarzan movies I grew up with. Why, you might…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Blessing of Pets

Nemo, our beautiful Blue Tick Beagle, left us this past week, and we miss him very much. For nine years he was a joyful and healing presence in our lives — though also a trial from time to time. Nemo was rescued from the path of a bush hog as an abandoned puppy by our oldest…

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When We Were Sisters: Cecilia Speaks

In preparation for the launch of When We Were Sisters on May 31, join me for brief excerpts from the autobiographies of the three major characters, Robin, Kris and Cecilia. Cecilia: We’ve heard from Robin Lenhart and her husband Kris. Today Cecilia tells a little of her story. Cecilia clawed her way to the top of the music scene to…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Right Path

Do you sometimes find it’s so much easier to judge others than to see into their hearts? I think we all do.  But finding the right path for myself is difficult enough — and an ongoing challenge — and to presume that I can determine the right path for another is a big stretch. In…

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When We Were Sisters: Kris Speaks

In preparation for the launch of When We Were Sisters on May 31, join me for brief excerpts from the autobiographies of the three major characters, Robin, Kris and Cecilia.  Kris Lenhart: Last week we heard from Robin. This week we’ll hear from her husband Kristoff Lenhart. Kris and Robin are at a crisis point in their marriage, and when Robin leaves…

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Sunday Inspiration: What forgiveness is and isn’t…

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mother’s out there. I hope your day will be filled with joy, love, and … forgiveness. What better gift to give and receive on Mother’s Day — or any day — than the gift of forgiveness. Families are filled with joy and love, but often, as some commenters pointed…

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When We Were Sisters: Robin Speaks

In preparation for the launch of When We Were Sisters on May 31, join me for the next three Wednesdays for snippets from the autobiographies of three major characters. Robin Lenhart: Robin is thirty-eight, married to Kris Lenhart and the mother of two children. She gave up a promising career as a photojournalist to become a wife and…

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Sunday Inspiration: Forgiveness

  Do you find that one of the most difficult struggles in life is learning to forgive? Proman is speaking at a local church this morning on the topic of forgiveness. You can see why this is on my mind. “Life is an adventure in forgiveness,” writes Norman Cousins, and since nobody gets through life unscathed, that’s…

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