A Heck of a Fellow, Tom Harbin

July 20, 2014

Today I heard about the passing of an old friend, Thomas Newton “Tom” Harbin, he was only 72 years young. Tom was as worthy a friend as any one could possibly ask for. We shared secrets that I know he took to the grave. For twenty years he honored those of us who worked at [...]

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in November

June 22, 2014

Well it’s official, my third novel, The River Keeper is now under contract. For all of you who have been patiently waiting for my new book, the tentative publish date will be mid-November. I know that may seem like a long time, but how do you think I feel since starting this novel in August [...]

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Taking a Break

May 28, 2014

Taking a Break   Hey guys, sorry I’m running a little late with this weeks blog. The long holiday weekend got me sort of behind, but a girls just got to work a little fishing into her schedule. And, by the way I caught one more fish than my husband on a recent afternoon of [...]

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Writer’s Butt

May 20, 2014

Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.     Attention Writers: Beware of this raging epidemic, Writer’s Butt, not to be confused with writer’s block, which is also a dreaded disease.   Some of you might be saying what in the world is Writer’s Butt? Who are you kidding? You [...]

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Blue-Eyed, Yellow-Eyed Kitty

May 12, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve written about my cats, or I should say, “our cats,” my granddaughter Emma’s and husband Jerry’s. Yes, all three of us love our felines. Even with cleaning the litter box, changing their water daily, and sweeping up all that cat hair. Honestly, I don’t see how in the world [...]

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Truthful Fiction

May 5, 2014

I am often asked, “How do you come up with your stories? Is it hard to think of something to write about?” What most people don’t understand is that we are living a story everyday. Each month and year adds more chapters.   As with most writers I crave moments alone so I can write [...]

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Peace Among the Chaos

April 30, 2014

There is so much going on in my life right now. I’m finding myself going in forty-eleven different directions. One of my nephews is getting married, another nephew just announced that he and his wife are expecting their first baby, and my only living aunt is in the hospital. I’m running with my granddaughter, filling [...]

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Remember Me in Your Youth

April 21, 2014

The other day I went to visit James, a dear friend of mine who is in hospice care. Being thirty years my senior he has sort of been a mentor to me. In fact his entire family is very special. His sister, Miss Opal was my sidekick for many years. When her health began to [...]

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A Week in the Shadow of the Cross

April 13, 2014

The week leading up to Easter is a very emotional time for me. As I think back to all the Bible verses I’ve read about how Jesus suffered for me I cannot phantom how anybody could love me that much. But I know Jesus does. I feel it deep inside me as much as I [...]

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Wake Up World, It’s Festival Time

April 8, 2014

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.   Spring is probably my favorite time of the year. Even though with each change of season I get a little giddy looking forward to the transformation that each will bring. [...]

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