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Waiting on the Rain

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in My Journal | 7 comments

Waiting on the Rain

We live in Southern California where dry summers and arid, blue skies reign. And after a remarkably dry winter, the word drought, is heard often in these parts. But lately…something has been happening… Many of the days over the last few weeks have met us with clouds rolling in. The light has dimmed and the air has cooled and the children and I have peeked out the windows to see and to feel that sense of coming rain. Many times, we’ve gotten droplets. A few plip…plop, plip…plops. Enough to make...

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Writing Update & A Peek Behind the Scenes

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in My Journal | 53 comments

Writing Update & A Peek Behind the Scenes

One of the most frequently asked questions that I’ve gotten since the release of My Hope is Found, last fall, is when is my next book coming out. And I confess, I don’t yet know. It’s been a journey though. There has been hope, there have been tears, there’s even been laughter and lots of lessons in God’s graciousness. Laced through all of it has been the sweet outpouring of a few friends’ hearts and the wisdom and support of my agent. While I don’t know how long this particular season will last,...

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How to Make { Easy } Cake Balls

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Recipes | 4 comments

How to Make { Easy } Cake Balls

With Spring-almost-Summer all around us, it’s that time of year for outdoor gatherings and picnics! Recently, at our Easter celebration, my sis-in-law brought this recipe in the shape of eggs. They were such a hit and I couldn’t eat just one so I had to ask her how she made them. I couldn’t believe how easy it was! One great thing about these is there are a few steps and since each step can be done days apart, it makes this a non-hectic recipe on the day of your party. You may have had made these or had...

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Adventures in Country Living – Chicken Run

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Adventures in Country Living | 11 comments

Adventures in Country Living – Chicken Run

My husband asked me what I wanted for mother’s day and…as I’ve been wanting to get my garden chicken-proofed so I could plant some spring seeds, he and the kids headed off to the home improvement store, fetched all the things we would need and we were set to go for a Sunday afternoon in the garden. It was time to pull out some spent lettuce and  Little Miss here was my  special assistant.  Blackberries…one of our favorite backyard snacks! The chickens… These...

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Though My Heart is Torn is an INSPY Finalist!

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Though My Heart is Torn | 47 comments

Though My Heart is Torn is an INSPY Finalist!

Exciting news! Though My Heart is Torn has been selected as one of five historical romances as finalist for the Inspy Awards! Some amazing books have been chosen in a variety of categories and the full list is here. To celebrate, my publisher is giving away TWO copies of Though My Heart is Torn, book 2 in the Cadence of Grace series. The drawing is open internationally and two winners will be chosen on Saturday, May 3 at noon pacific. To enter, simply leave a comment...

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How Can I Pray For You?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in My Journal | 18 comments

How Can I Pray For You?

Greetings, friends! I have been blessed this month to be able to pray for you–I’ve gotten your comments, messages and emails and have been thinking on you all week. It would be an honor to do the same again… How can I pray for you this week? For the month of April, I’d like to pray for you each week and if you have anything on your mind or heart, please feel free to share here and I’ll be adding it to my prayer list. If you’d rather email it to me, you can do that directly on my contact page. Lastly, I...

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How Can I Pray for you?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in For Readers | 13 comments

How Can I Pray for you?

Greetings, friends! I was blessed last week to hear your prayer requests and to be able to pray for you. It would be an honor to do the same again… How can I pray for you this week? For the month of April, I’d like to pray for you each week and if you have anything on your mind or heart, please feel free to share here and I’ll be adding it to my prayer list. If you’d rather email it to me, you can do that directly on my contact page. Thank you for being here and I’ll be praying especially for all of you to have...

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How Can I Pray For You?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Rag Bag | 20 comments

How Can I Pray For You?

I’m tiptoeing quietly in from my blogging break with a question for you, sweet friends. And it’s this… How can I pray for you this week? For the month of April, I’d like to pray for you each week and if you have anything on your mind or heart, please feel free to share here and I’ll be adding it to my prayer list. If you’d rather email it to me, you can do that directly on my contact page. Thank you for being here and I’ll be praying especially for all of you to have an encouraging...

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Blogging Break and Bunches of Love!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Rag Bag | 6 comments

Blogging Break and Bunches of Love!

Hi everyone! As you may know from a few of my facebook posts, I’ve been writing a new book! It’s almost done and it’s been an utter delight and truly…I’m hoping and praying to be able to share it with you one day! I’m also judging for a major awards program and reading a few books for endorsement, so I’ve got a stack of book on my nightstand that I’m reading my way through so things around here have been busy, busy! I’ve never taken an official blogging break before, but I think now might...

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Getting Started with Sourdough

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Adventures in Country Living, Recipes | 7 comments

Getting Started with Sourdough

  Greetings friends! Today I am so excited to get to share with you about sourdough. I’ve put together a video tutorial for getting started and if you’ve ever wondered about working with sourdough but have never known how to begin, I hope this video will be helpful to you! And below in the comments, I’d love to chat with you about any sourdough experiences you might have, or if you’re just getting started and have some questions, please ask! :) If you are viewing this via email and the video...

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