God is Sovereign

God is sovereign even though we are a fallen people. . . I was reading Genesis 27 the other day and I noticed something odd. In Genesis 22 Abraham offered Isaac, his only son, as a sacrifice to God. He didn’t know there’d be a ram in the thickets and that God would tell him […]

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You don’t have the time to exercise?

What happens when you don’t have the time to exercise? Or you normally walk or run outside and it is too hot or too cold or raining, what to do then? Easy, use your muscles during the commercials of your favorite television shows. Get a beach towel out. You have four basic areas to work […]

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Book Review of Protector’s Honor

Confession time – I’ve never read a Love Inspired novel until this one! I met the author, Kit Wilkinson, at the Blue Ridge Conference in early 2009. We had a meal and a nice chat. Fast forward about six months and we reconnected at the ACFW conference. That’s when I decided Kit is a sweetie! […]

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Job says “. . . naked I will depart”

I was reading Job 1 the other day. Pondering his thought in Job 1:21a : we leave this earth naked, like we came into the world. And that his thought was directly after losing his herds, servants and all his children! He then praised God (Job 1:21b)!!! Society has taught us to want more. Therefore, […]

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Back with Angela Hunt and her writing tips

Dr. Angela Hunt taught a short class at the Blue Ridge Conference on organization. I already talked about how she organizes her cleaning, and that has changed my life! She also talked about how to manage her time while she is writing. Don’t answer the telephone when writing, use email if possible. Learn to say […]

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Interview with Jeff Gerke

My first interview–I’m so excited! Last week I reviewed the book The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction and this week we will meet the author, Jeff Gerke. Jeff has published six novels under the name Jefferson Scott–he also has two non-fiction titles to his credit. Be Intolerant, co-authored with Ryan Dobson, made him […]

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (2 cups uncooked) 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup 1% low fat cottage cheese ¾ cup nonfat sour cream ½ cup skim milk 1 ½ tsp margarine, melted ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper 1 egg lightly beaten vegetable cooking spray ¼ cup dry […]

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Released from the Kingdom of Sin

These are my notes from a sermon preached by Dr. Stephen Davey a few years ago. Sin will deceive your mind and control your body. We must do battle now with the flesh daily (Rom 7:18). The more you do unholy things, the easier it is for you to do more unholy things. The believer […]

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Who’s top dog?

We adopted a Jack Russell Terrier over a year ago. Sophie is now 7 years old. We’ve done some training with her, which I’ve previously blogged about. But one problem we had was that Sophie accepted her position in relation to Rich and myself, but wanted to be top dog over our daughter. And that […]

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Review of The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction

I read The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke in the summer of 2009 and fell in love with it! There’s a reason James Scott Bell, Angela Hunt and Randy Ingermanson endorse Jeff’s book. It’s practical and awesome! Here’s the back cover copy : Artist and Craftsman–as a Christian novelist, you’re […]

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