Words to Live By
"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."
- Chinese proverb
"The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious."
- Ecclesiastes 10:12
I'm glad you stopped by for a visit.
As a freelance writer my articles appear in book anthologies and magazines worldwide. My work has appeared in Focus on the Family, The Upper Room, and Light & Life, among other publications. I write to encourage people to find hope in the midst of their circumstances. What I offer you the reader, is honest, transparent words about the grit and grace of everyday living. Much of what I write grows out of my personal journey as a wife, mother, and grandmother.
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Congratulations to Carol from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, winner of the Body, Soul & Spirit drawing.
Enter to win: the Spring in the Garden Drawing by May 21st. See details to enter on the Life Notes page.
Don't miss my story "Black Gold" in the Apr/May issue of Mary Janes Farm magazine, on newsstands now.
In stores April 9th look for my story "Grandma's Love" in God Makes Lemonade, published by Thomas Nelson.
Read my story "A Heart Full of Questions" published in October in Chicken Soup for the Soul's Finding My Faith.
Read "Never Beyond His Reach" published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times.
Also available, look for Love is a Verb Devotional: 365 Daily Devotions to Bring Love Alive. Dr. Gary Chapman's latest book includes two of my titles; When Love isn't Easy, and An Uncomfortable Choice.
I don't have all the answers. Some I'm still searching for myself. But the truths I have discovered through experiences or the gentle voice of a friend, I'll share with you on the Articles page.
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Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day with me. I hope you leave here refreshed, and inspired to press forward in the relationships that matter most to you. And may you see with new vision the treasures that lie within your own life experiences.
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Twenty years of a predominately happy marriage and now it seemed our whole life revolved around ...
Four years ago, I lost forty pounds. Read how I did it in the story published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You.
"She looked at him again but he gave no response" ... Read the full story of Trouble in the Background from The Ultimate Bird Lover!