D. M. Webb’s 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir

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D. M. Webb, a friend of mine, has released 30 Days: A Devotional Memoir. Written after too many deaths and other losses, it is a very personal journey which she has shared to help others. 30 Days is a collection of devotions designed to reach out and uplift especially those who have dealt with death, divorce, and single parenting. But since it …

Beware of “Normals”

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The annual American Christian Fiction Writers Conference was held last week in St Louis. I was blessed to be able to go, and finally meet my amazing agent Karen Ball in person for the first time. I also met with Kim Moore of Harvest House Publishers. We’ll wait and see if anything comes of that. ACFW is always a treasure …

It’s All Joshua’s Fault

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I’ve been plotting out a possible book, looking at characters and times and events, and trying to make everything fit together. A couple things weren’t quite working, and I realized, it’s all because of Joshua. The scriptures never really say how old Joshua is when he goes into the Promised Land as a spy. Caleb is 40, so most people …

“Sweeter than Honey to My Mouth!”

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When I was young, we used to drive from my home in San Diego to visit my grandparents in Blythe, California on the Colorado River, on the border of California and Arizona. On the way we usually stopped in Indio at a date farm and purchased some of the glossy brown, sweet fruit. I remember wandering through the rows of …

What do Pajamas, Cats and Axe Have in Common?

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  A few months ago I was invited to speak at career day at my kids’ middle school. Actually, they invited all parents to come, and I volunteered. I agonized over what to say, researched to find tips for young writers, even had some bookmarks made with those tips on the back. Then the day before the presentation, they told …

Enter In The Shadow of Jezebel Giveaway!

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The Story In a kingdom controlled by cruel and manipulative women, one princess will discover the power of truth and love Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious …

A Dozen Apologies

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This week I’d like to introduce you to my friend Marji Laine. Marji is one of the authors of A Dozen Apologies, which will be free on Kindle mid-February. Forgiveness. Christ is so clear on the subject of forgiveness. From His Sermon on the Mount, “For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But …

Teaching Kids to Tame the Tongue

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This week, my middle-school children faced some disturbing news about one of the adults in their life.  It involved a teacher, and the news came via a recorded phone call from the principal about an hour after school. Within moments, literally, the news went viral on any and all social networks.  (And it amazes me how many there are—far more …