Spiritual Bestsellers

To know and be known by God is a life-long endeavor. I find it require's the efforts of one's intuition, heart and intellect. Life in all of its heartbreaks and glories has turned me for good or bad into a spiritual curio; biblical scholarship, spiritual...

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Thanksgiving Bookstack

This week, I head to South Carolina to spend Thanksgiving with my family. My parent's house will be packed to the hilt with my sisters and their children. I remind you there are 22 grandchildren between us! We will laugh, tell stories and joke, relish...

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Summer Bookstack

I cannot tell you how excited I am for the summer! During the hustle and bustle of the school year, I struggle to find the precious time to relish a good book! I am always on the hunt for a great story that will capture...

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Winter Bookstack

Give me a warm fire, a cup of tea and a good book and I'm in heaven. During January and February, I retreat into winter hibernation: soups and stews for dinner, a cozy uniform of fleece and Uggs, hot chocolate with extra marshmallows and a...

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Summer Bookstack

Nothing says Summer more to me than savoring a peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, enjoying a tall iced tea with lemon, catching lightening bugs with the kids and losing myself in a novel! I am headed out West with the six kids, two dogs...

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The Download

We human beings are an interesting lot: quirky, colorful and creative, full of surprises and a wanderlust for life. In another life, I would have been an anthropologist or Barbara Walters. I just love people. Nothing lights me up more than meeting a new person and...

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A Spiritual Curio

In my dreams I would have a dinner party, an Otherworldly one. The guest list----my spiritual heroes. I would pull out all the stops, even mastering the perfect chocolate soufflé to thank these illumined figures for opening my eyes, stretching my faith and inspiring my...

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The Royal “Lying In”

  It was the royal tradition in the Middle Ages that a woman with child would commence her "royal lying in chamber," "take to her bed," or enter her "confinement" in the last two months of her pregnancy. (Today we call it bed rest!) If you...

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Gone Fishing!

We are headed out West to celebrate my mother in law's 70th birthday. There will be 13 children, 8 adults, and a poodle under one roof with the Grand Tetons as our glorious backdrop. We will fish, hike, float the Snake river, try our best...

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A Summer Read

It is with pleasure that I was invited to guest post today on the wildly popular literary blog, Bacon on the Bookshelf. Jennifer Puryear curates a smart and creative blog of all things celebrating the written word. You can relish reviews of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, cookbooks,...

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