In Others’ Words: Inspiring Change

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My husband laughed and summed up today’s blog post in two words: Change happens. You can’t argue with the man. January was a month of change for me as a writer. I started on book 2 in my Thatcher Sisters Series — always fun to develop new characters and plot a new story. “Why?” is the repeated question during this …

When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan: Guest Post Author Deborah Raney

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My novel, Catch a Falling Star, asks the question: Is life about accomplishing plans … or wishes coming true … or something more? Today’s post is the fifth in the “When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan” Wednesday blog series, 11 guest posts by authors and writers, including Deborah Raney, Rachel Hauck, and  Susan May Warren,  who explore the question: What do you …

In Others’ Words: Bruises

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I bruised easily when I was a little girl. I’m not sure that I learned any significant lessons from those bruises — except maybe to walk a little slower when I climbed the stairs from my bedroom in the basement. Even now, I’ll knock into the corner of the coffee table and think, “That’s going to leave a bruise.” Lesson …

In Others’ Words: Breathing

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I took breathing for granted until I developed asthma. I had years of inhaling and exhaling without giving it a second thought — I mean, isn’t respiration supposed to be automatic? And then, within months of my family’s move to Colorado, suddenly my chest got tight when I worked out at the gym. No big deal, right? I didn’t have …

In Others’ Words: Friends

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It’s the end of a long week. A busy week. A good week. And I’m tired. I wonder how you’re feeling on the other end of the blog-o-sphere. How do you feel, as you look back over your shoulder at Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday . . . yep, it’s Friday again. I found myself thinking I had nothing to say, nothing to blog …

In Others’ Words: Beauty

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  “Beauty …. is the shadow of God on the universe.” ~  Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Poet, Desolacion (a poem) One of the advantages of living in Colorado is that I get to savor the most a-ma-zing sunrises and sunsets. We’ve lived here 13 1/2 years now, and I haven’t seen the same sunset twice. The colors are stunning: vivid oranges, startling …