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Sláinte, St. Pat!

In honor of St. Patrick and all things Irish, may I recommend just two of my favorites? Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization is well worth reading even if you’re not Irish and you think you don’t like history. And Waking Ned Devine is an underrated gem of a movie that never fails to make me smile.  Fabulous music,…

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I’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do

I’d like to explain why my blog includes links to some sites that link to other sites that might be considered decidedly un-Christian. I’m a Christian.  I’ve been exposed to a variety of denominations, but the age-old Apostles’ Creed will serve as my statement of faith. I’m a former homeschooling mom.  We home-schooled our kids all the way through.  The…

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Praying for Michael Spencer

I’ve started this half a dozen times now, trying to find the right words.  There just aren’t any. Please, pray for Michael Spencer, his wife Denise, and their children Clay and Noel.  There’s an update here at Internet Monk. Nobody has encouraged me in my faith more than Michael has, and I’ve never met the man. Our loss will be…

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No greater sorrow: the Pearls’ legacy

Today I’m veering off my usual track of book-related subjects and mindless miscellany because I want to tackle a disturbing topic. First, let me say that I’m a fairly conservative Christian and a veteran home-school mom who “graduated” from homeschooling only last year.  That doesn’t mean I’ve been isolated.  I have friends of assorted persuasions, whether we’re talking about theology,…

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It’s official now…and an interview

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I met up with my hard-working agent and I signed my contract with WaterBrook/Random House.  It’s official! I spent last week at a retreat with some other authors, most of whom I had never met before.  Elizabeth Ludwig, one of my new friends from the retreat, has posted an interview with me on her blog,…

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Dumb question of the day: Pets or no?

I couldn’t think of a blessed thing to post today, so I asked my husband to give me an idea or a question. His instant reply:  “To be or not to be a pet-owner? That is the question.” I’ll give you a little background on why that particular topic should leap to his mind.  We’ve had a lot of critters…

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My first sale!

I have a nice little stockpile of completed manuscripts.  Sometimes I don’t think of them by their working titles, but by labels such as: The Plotless Wonder The Big Mess The NaNoWriMo Thing The Big Mess, Revised The Funny One The One That Just Might Work And now . . . The One That WaterBrook Bought. Yes, my agent has…

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Snow in Georgia

Okay, this is highly unimpressive when I compare it to the snow we experienced during our years in Michigan. Here in Georgia, though, it’s enough to snarl traffic and close schools.

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Morris West and other Catholic novelists

Thanks to a brief Facebook conversation a couple of weeks ago with Phil of Brandywine Books, I’ve picked up a copy of The Shoes of the Fisherman by Australian author Morris West.  I first read it so many years ago that I don’t remember much about it except that it’s about the process of choosing a new Pope, and that…

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The Saints, the French, and the Google ad

How ’bout them Saints?  How ’bout them ads? Football isn’t my favorite sport (Go, Wings!) but I do like a good Super Bowl party.  My daughter and her husband opened their home to a mixed bag of Saints fans and Colts fans.  I rooted for the Saints because I’m partial to underdogs. My favorite ad was Google’s “Parisian Love Story.”…

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