Christmas Blessings to All Our Readers

The Christmas season is a lovely time to bless and remember our blog community, to let you know how much your thoughtful comments have brought insight and pleasure over the years. Thank you for being part of our community.

I pray that this next week of Advent is blessed as we all await in glorious anticipation to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I pray that the stillness of Christmas Eve brings you peace and a sense of wonder. And I pray you and yours will enjoy a most wonderful Christmas day celebration together and experience increased joy throughout Epiphany and beyond. May you thrive in 2022 as you follow the Lord’s plan for your life. Amen.

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A Writer’s Favorite Things

It’s always struck me as a bit odd that the Rodgers and Hammerstein song from The Sound of Music, “My Favorite Things,” is considered by many to be a Christmas song. I suppose it’s related to the reference to “brown paper packages tied up with string.” Or maybe the sleighbells …

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Enclave Publishing Has Been Sold!

Enclave Publishing has been sold to Oasis Family Media! Many of you know of my love for the speculative fiction genre. Almost eight years ago, I purchased a small company called Marcher Lord Press and rebranded it as Enclave Publishing. Through many twists and turns, Enclave has been successfully positioned …

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Veterans Day

Today is a special day in the United States where we honor our veterans. It is our opportunity to thank and celebrate all those who have served our country in military service. Thank you for your service!

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Grateful for Workers

As we approach Labor Day this coming Monday, let’s pause for a moment of gratitude: 1.   I can read! According to Live Science, as recently as 2009, 14% (1 in 7) of American adults were considered illiterate. 14 Percent of U.S. Adults Can’t Read | Live Science Historically, women were less likely to …

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One Writer’s Beginnings

I am asked often, “How’d you get your start as a writer?” The question has many possible answers. I usually say something like, “Well, I was raised as a reader and writer, more or less, in a family of readers and writers.” The first time I saw my name in …

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Our Essential Work

My husband and I recently attended a ceremony for a milestone event, after which we felt depressed for several days. The memory still leaves us despondent. Why? Because no one invited the Lord. No one mentioned Him in any way, shape, or form. I waited helplessly to hear His name. …

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The Pledge of Allegiance

Since this is still Independence Day weekend in the United States, I thought it would be appropriate to present an amazing short, but powerful, presentation about our “Pledge of Allegiance.” It was given by the grand comedian Red Skelton on his show in 1969. The text of this speech is …

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