Sunset Lullaby

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Sunset Lullaby

I’d like to tell you a story. When I was writing Sunset Lullaby, the 3rd book in the Christy & Todd: The Baby Years series, I had serious back issues. I finished the last few chapters lying on my stomach with my arms extended to the laptop keyboard. One afternoon my husband heard me sobbing. […]

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Finding Father Christmas Set a Hallmark Record

Finding Father Christmas Set a Hallmark Record You did this, you know. You Beautiful Readers rallied behind the release of the Hallmark Original Movie, Finding Father Christmas when it premiered on Sunday, November 13th. Two days later the ratings were in and the producer sent me the great news in an email filled with exclamation […]

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A Living Sacrifice

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Romans 12:1 This is the verse that captured my heart long ago and got me thinking that when we are fully surrendered to God […]

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A Word For the Year

A friend of mine recently read a book I wrote a few years ago titled, Victim of Grace. In the book I wrote about how I ask God for a banner word every year and how He always gives me one. It becomes a theme for that year. She asked if I would share with […]

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Ever With Us

Last night as I held my 4 month old grandson the palm trees waved farewell to the setting sun. The moon traipsed over Haleakala wearing a gown of silver light. I sang to the wee one in my arms. All is calm. All is bright. And so we readied our hearts for the coming of […]

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The Art of Resetting: Close Your Eyes

Here’s a mystery. Why is it that nearly every electronic device around our home has had a seizure at some point and has gotten frozen? The first thing my husband always does is turn it off. He helps the bloodless device to close its eyes, so to speak, and mysteriously the device resets. How does […]

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The Art of Resetting: Rest

The art of resetting must include a day of rest each week. Yes, a whole day. It sounds luxurious in our culture, doesn’t it? One entire day a week set apart to rest our weary souls. One single day in seven when we don’t do the same things we do as we labor the other […]

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The Art of Resetting: Stop & Listen

Several months ago I cleaned off my bookshelves and came across a small book written in 1955. It had belonged to my grandmother, Great Lady, who lived in Louisiana. She left a bookmark in one of the pages. Instead of putting the small treasure back on the shelf I placed it in the basket by […]

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Cheerful Insecurity

How many things have you worried about already today? Are you facing difficulties with family? Friends? Health? Finances? Future? This photo was taken inside Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, Oxford. It’s the church where C.S. Lewis and his brother, Warnie, worshipped for decades. I’m standing by the pew where Lewis sat every week. It […]

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Thanksgiving ~ Island Style

Our extended Ohana gathered at the table in the backyard and what a joyous, peaceful time we had! Before we brought out the pumpkin pie each person stood, read the verse on the card at their place and then shared something about God’s goodness to them this past year. Uncle Bob shared a poem he’d […]

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