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After Rain Falls, Flowers Bloom

This is a difficult, confusing time for many people. If you're struggling to find peace, remember that flowers need both rain and sun to grow. Rain doesn't have to be bad. It waters, nurtures, and refreshes. Take this time to refresh, reset, and re-evaluate what's important in your life. Recalibrate. If you’re looking for answers:… Continue reading After Rain Falls, Flowers Bloom

Book Reviews

Deception, Clues, & Breakthroughs

This was my first time reading one of Tom Threadgill's novels, and I'm glad I did. Collision of Lies focuses on a tragic "accident" that happened several years ago. A freight train collided with a bus of children, sparking a derailment and massive explosion. The case was closed, the parents grieved. There was no indication… Continue reading Deception, Clues, & Breakthroughs

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Recalculating

Imagine you’re about to embark on a journey. In the past, a task like this would have proven difficult: navigating winding roads through woods and mountains with nothing but a paper map by your side. Today, however, things are different. Equipped with your luggage, satellite radio, and a bag of snacks, you pack the car.… Continue reading Recalculating

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A Mysteriously Romantic Debut

Get transported to the 1920s in Above the Fold, a historical romance in which danger lurks around every street corner. Elissa, desperate to prove herself as a journalist, competes for the big story, taking risks to get a print-worthy lead. When her old flame returns to town, she finds not only her life, but her… Continue reading A Mysteriously Romantic Debut

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Facing Sorrow

Sorrow. It’s more than being sad. It’s deeper than disappointment over the fact that someone ate the last cookie or didn’t leave enough milk for cereal. Sorrow is a distress that seeks to penetrate our hearts. It’s grief, anguish, and often indescribable emotional pain. Perhaps you know precisely what I’m talking about, and when you… Continue reading Facing Sorrow

Book Reviews

Hope in the Abyss: A Book Review of LIFE REMODELED

Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “You’re never too far gone.” You smiled at the hope-filled words, but then reality struck. Could this really be true? Maybe the people who go about declaring such optimistic things haven’t hit rock bottom. Perhaps they haven’t made the mistakes you've made; they’ve never been on the edge, looking down… Continue reading Hope in the Abyss: A Book Review of LIFE REMODELED

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Movie Edits & Pruning Shears

“Deleted Scenes” Have you ever felt a surge of excitement when reading those words? Perhaps your mind races, imagining what wonderful things are in store! Last night, my husband and I decided to watch a movie—one of those popular, practically-everyone-has-heard-of-it kind of films. With access to the movie came the opportunity to watch several deleted… Continue reading Movie Edits & Pruning Shears

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Gearing-Up with Goals for the New Year

The idea of positive change can be thrilling: you can start new, and the possibilities are endless! All we have to do is decide to make a change. It’s that easy, right? If we’re determined to implement change in our lives, we can traverse the space between where we are and where we want to… Continue reading Gearing-Up with Goals for the New Year

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Hello, Victory

I've been reading in the Biblical book of Esther lately, which is a powerful story of God's perfect timing and deliverance. Around chapter 3, things aren't looking good for the Jewish people. The Jews were devastated when the decree came that they would all be destroyed. DESTROYED! The day of their destruction was set, but… Continue reading Hello, Victory