Category Archives: Celebrations

Thankful, Humbled, Blessed!

November 26, 2019

I have so many things to be thankful for this year, but one of the biggest, and definitely the most recent, is this: I HAVE A PUBLISHER!! My historical fiction YA (young adult) novel will make her entrance into the world in Fall 2020. My baby will be one of only four books published next […]

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What’s Wrong with Trick or Treating?

October 30, 2019

Tomorrow–Halloween– is one of the biggest holidays in America. It’s second only to Christmas, in terms of amount of money spent and numbers of people who participate.  Yet, many people are vehemently opposed to it. I do get it that our world is scary enough without adding bloody ghouls, zombies, and vampires to the mix. […]

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What’s the big deal about Valentine’s Day?

February 7, 2018

You probably know that February 14 has something to do with a saint named Valentino. It’s not his birthday or the day he was sainted. February 14 is the anniversary of the day–about 1,750 years ago–that he was beheaded in Rome, martyred for his faith. His life and death have nothing to do with romance […]

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Grateful for the Smallest Things

November 28, 2016

Most people post gratitude-inspiring messages before Thanksgiving. But I’ve been much too preoccupied with my mounting and all-important list of things to do. I had a goal for the weekend and I wouldn’t let anything get in my way. After digesting our take-out dinner from Cracker Barrel (yes, really!), I planned to knuckle down and work on my […]

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