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The Year in Photos

The Year in Photos

Pippin the wonder dog, bearing gifts. Aidan’s 13th birthday. Sunset near our house last winter. Daisy Chain book signing at Legacy Books. The cake was amazing! With Susan Meissner at the Christian Book Expo. She won Book of the Year! Tosca, me, Jonathan and Meredith out in Santa Cruz during Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. […]

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The Year in Photos

The Year in Photos

Pippin the wonder dog, bearing gifts. Aidan’s 13th birthday. Sunset near our house last winter. Daisy Chain book signing at Legacy Books. The cake was amazing! With Susan Meissner at the Christian Book Expo. She won Book of the Year! Tosca, me, Jonathan and Meredith out in Santa Cruz during Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. […]

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ACFW photos of fun and frolic

ACFW photos of fun and frolic

Heather Diane Tipton and me. Isn’t she beautiful? My new BFF!!! I love Marybeth Whalen!!!!!!!!!!! (And I know I’m not supposed to use so many exclamation points!!!!) Yours truly “busy” at the book signing. Fab friend Rachelle Gardner. Her dress is fab! My dear, sweet amazing friend D’Ann. Had to crop the picture because of […]

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Beauty

Beauty

Colorado Munich Italian Riviera France rose Switzerland Valbonne, France Texas, Sabine Creek Ranch  I wonder if I am an artist at heart. I love beauty. Love, love, love the sunset, the sunrise. Flowers. Mountains. The smell of Spring air. The ocean. A Picasso. A baby’s smile. A beautiful piece of hand-thrown pottery. My children. Here’s […]

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Win a Weekend at Laity Lodge Family Camp!

Win a Weekend at Laity Lodge Family Camp!

I’m a huge fan of this camp as our family enjoyed an amazing week there last summer. Here’s a picture of our smiling selves at the week’s end. It’s beautiful there, absolutely breathtaking. And the staff is amazing, the food delicious, and the time with family wonderful. If you’d like to win a weekend, simply […]

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Christian Book Expo: The Lowdown

Christian Book Expo: The Lowdown

Susan Meissner and I at the Christian Book Awards banquet She won! The Christian Book Award for fiction (for The Shape of Mercy) Celebrating with Rachelle Gardner and Beth Jusino. On the Christianity Today panel. The Christianity Today panel: Stan Guthrie (standing), Andy Crouch, Ruth Haley Barton, Donald Miller, Me, Randy Frazee.  The good: The […]

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Untying

Untying

My heart’s been atangle bound by chords of language these past two years Even today telephone to ear mouth to receiver I stuttered speech unintelligible Two years old I am A toddler’s bumbling of language on my tongue A tear slipped out as I said au revoir words of yearning and goodbye O to be […]

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What I’ll miss about France

What I'll miss about France

Every day we walk to school and this is what we see. The little church with its own square. The place (pronounced plahhhce) that we walk through every day. The street we pass by. But more than that, more than the beauty of Southern France in Fall, we will miss our friends. Here is Anne […]

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A Simple Sabbath Gift for You

A Simple Sabbath Gift for You

Brightly colored sunsets and starry heavens,Majestic mountains and shining seas,Fragrant fields and fresh cut flowers are not even half as beautiful as a soul who is serving Jesus out of love, through the wear and tear of an ordinary, unpoetic life. Frederick William Faber 

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Our sunset tonight

Our sunset tonight

O Lord, our Lord How majestic is Your name in all the earth Who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens! Psalm 8:1

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