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Happy Thanksgiving Blessings!

There are so many blessings to be grateful for and two have really kept me busy lately. One, my daughter has been starring in Annie as Annie. It’s been a wonderful experience, chock full of learning, and we’ve met so many wonderful new friends at the theater. Starting in September, when she got the part, which was totally unexpected since it was only her 2nd audition and we were just hoping for a callback, she began rehearsals that were every week night and most of Saturdays. And now we’ve been in 3 weeks of performances and have four more to go. She performs three times a week. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the folks she has met! Two, my book Forsaken, is due Dec. 1st, so I’ve been very busy working on it and am polishing it like crazy this week before I turn it in. And so, I hope that explains a little why I haven’t been here much. I will try to blog more in the coming year leading up to the launch of my Amish/vampire book in August 2011. However, I am looking forward to just enjoying the holidays with my family throughout the month of December and reading book after book after book.

Blessings to you all,


Establish the Work

Lately, I’ve been working very hard, working on two books. One is due September first. I always get a little crazy as I near a deadline. I’m not having to write thousands of words to get finished…that would put me way over the edge, but I’m mostly tinkering with this and that and making sure the book holds together. But it’s a lot of details to keep in my little brain. Anyway, this morning as I was having my quiet time, I was reading in Psalms. This was such a good reminder for me. Of course, you don’t have to be a writer for this passage to impact you. No matter what we do, taking care of our children, cleaning dishes, laundry, taxiing our kids, homeschooling, going to a nine to five job, whatever our job may be, we want the Lord’s favor on what we do.It’s a particularly good passage as many of our kids are beginning a new school year, and their ‘work’ is homework and studying. And so I offer up these verses as a prayer this morning…

“Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us–yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:14-17

So what are your hands busy doing?