Archives for December 2014

How God Has Influenced My Writing

  I get asked all the time to write a “behind the scenes” blog about how my writing works. I suppose that I get so used to the deadlines, the juggling, and living in the publishing world that sometimes it’s hard for me to put it into words. It’s easier to explain when someone asks me direct questions. It helps me to know what others really want to know about this crazy writer world that I live in. This interview {Read More}

Biography/Personal Reflections Books I Read in 2014 {and my TOP PICKS!}

I read over 60 books in 2015! They are a mix of biography/personal reflection, business/writing, Christian fiction/fiction, and Christian non-fiction. I also read the Bible all the way through for the seventh time! (This does not count the numerous research books that I scanned for my writing projects or the homeschooling/children’s books I read. It also doesn’t include books I read for endorsement.) I also know I’ve forgotten some books. In 2015 I have to keep track better! <– Resolution! {Read More}

Say YES to the dress … and the book!

Saturday I went wedding dress shopping with my daughter, her bridesmaids, and my 85-year-old grandmother. Here is the group! (I was taking the photo.) My daughter Leslie is the second on the left with the curly hair!   I took photos of my daughter in the dresses she was trying on, and the dress she CHOSE! (It was the 4th one!) But at least a dozen times I was told, “Don’t you dare share those photos online!” So I’m sorry, {Read More}

17 Ways to Reach Out to Single Parents

17 Ways to Reach Out to Single Parents A little over forty years ago, a single, young woman was about to give birth. She didn’t know how to afford a child without her parents’ help. She hadn’t talked to her former boyfriend in months. She couldn’t reach him, didn’t know how to tell him she was having his child. This young woman attended church some, yet her dialogue with God was stilted. How could God let this happen to her? {Read More}

On Sale Now | Chasing Mona Lisa!

“Chasing Mona Lisa” ebook by @TriciaGoyer is on sale for 99 cents! Click To Tweet   Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram. Widgets Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or {Read More}

2 Things to Remember This Christmas … And Every Christmas!

2 Things to Remember This Christmas & Every Christmas! For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 During these frantic holiday days, it’s easy to forget that the whole thing is supposed to be about the Prince of Peace. That title holds a lot of meaning. What does “the Prince of Peace” {Read More}

Christmas Traditions | Perfect Memories Top Any “Perfect” Gift

Christmas Traditions Perfect Memories Top Any “Perfect” Gift   When I think of Christmas, I remember family gatherings around my grandparent’s dinner table. I also think of times my family spent together, creating our own special memories. For example, one year I received a tape recorder. On Christmas Day, my mother, father, brother and I recorded stories, changing our voices to fit our various roles. While I no longer have the tape of our recordings, the memory of our fun {Read More}

The Gift of Presence | The Best Christmas Present You Can Share

Today the plan is to wrap and write. No, it’s not some new writing technique. I literally have to start wrapping Christmas presents . . . and write at least 2,000 words in my work-in-progress. I have to admit that wrapping is not my favorite thing. I LOVE the buying. I LOVE thinking of someone and coming up with the perfect gift. If I had my way, I’d rush from the store and immediately give the gift to the person {Read More}

Unwrapping the Gift | The Angels

Unwrapping the Gift – The Angels In our household, Christmas doesn’t seem like Christmas until the tree is set up and the angel graces the top. Dressed in a white dress with feathery wings, our ceramic angel looks a bit like Elsa from Frozen. She’s a total sissy if you ask me. During the Christmas season it may be easy to forget about how awesome angels were when we’re surrounded by chubby cherubs or Elsa look-alikes, but, Moms, we’d be {Read More}

6 Ways to Find Freedom from the Frenzy this Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year, but it hasn’t always been that way. For many years I looked at December as a list of duties and obligations. The decorations, parties, events, and gifts. Everything! The thing is, we are the ones in control. We choose what we allow into our holiday celebrations and what we won’t. We are the architects of our December schedule. The holidays happen by our design. And that’s the problem. We don’t take time to {Read More}

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