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Old dogs

My dog Brandy is neurotic. She is, really. She’s a full-blooded black lab, beautiful with a graceful angular face and liquid brown eyes, but she is an emotional  pot-pourri. She’s afraid of: fly swatters, dish towels, plastic bags, umbrellas, and loud sounds. If the…

The Last Runner

I’m stopped at a red light. A high school track team jogs past my car, the group is bunched together, each runner jockeying for position. Legs flail and elbows push to get that extra bit of advantage. As the trample of feet pass me,…

American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference

“The Premier Christian Fiction Conference” STANDING FIRM…MOVING FORWARD “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 (KJV) DENVER, COLORADO
SEPTEMBER 17 –…

Another Epic Battle

The battle in the supermarket began…Round one, Grapefruit vs. Chocolate chip cookies. Grapefruit won. Round two, Kashi cereal vs. Poptarts…Kashi won. Round three, Orange Juice vs. Coke, Orange Juice won!By round four I was feeling cocky, “yeah, bring it on!” I breezed through the…

Be careful what you wish for…

I’m on the final count-down finishing a manuscript.The other day I jokingly e-mail my brother, who is working on his manuscript, that I should lock myself in my office and have my husband pass food through the crack until my novel is done.You know…

Starchy, Steamy, or Tumble

Superior Performance! Auto Clean System! Turns off automatically–on its heel rest, on its side, or on its soleplate–and beeps to let you know it’s activated! Sounds vaguely like a space-age sports car? Wrong, it’s my newest purchase, a state of the art—iron. It seems…

The Best News…Ever

“This is the best sticker…” The speaker paused and took a breath for emphasis, “EVER!”I was working at my desk in the pediatrician’s office and I had to stand up to look over the counter to see the source of the tiny voice.She looked…

And Then There Were Three

Well, they did it.They went and got married. Don’t get me wrong, they didn’t run off to the courthouse.No, it was witnessed by somewhere around the neighborhood of two hundred people, and yet, it was just the two of them. It was just the…

Paper Doll Brides

My tomato plants are hanging upside down, as is most of my household. We are in those frantic last few days before my oldest daughter’s wedding. Two households are in some sort of wedding induced chaos; the bride’s household and the groom’s.As I packed…

Lasagna and Engagement Rings

That lasagna from last night’s dinner is sitting like a rock in my stomach right now, but that’s not the only thing keeping me awake. Within thirteen months my husband and I will have had weddings for two of our three daughters, and the…

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