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A Week at Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp

Every summer for 15 years, my family has spent a week at Deer Valley YMCA Camp in Fort Hill, Pennsylvania. It’s a beautiful place, one of our favorites in the world.               The people who camp with us have become like family. Here are some glimpses into our 2017…

May is for Graduations!

We did it. We survived, no, enjoyed, the month of May with all the graduations and celebrations. I’ll share just a few–or maybe a few more–pictures of the happy times. Let’s start at High Point University with the Master’s Degree recipient:       Happiness, relief…pure joy!             Diploma and…

May!

May is here again. I always thought that May is as busy as December with all of its end-of-the-year concerts and programs and recitals and presentations and final ballgames. This year will certainly prove to be no different for us. We’ll be celebrating three graduations. Yes, that’s right. Three. And thank Goodness, they’re all on…

A Fun Event for a Good Cause

I’m joining three other authors and the Johnston County Arts Council to support the Harbor House for battered women this Friday night from 5-9 in the Smithfield Public Library. Drop by the library and say, “Hello!”

A Tribute to a Music Teacher

I’m sad today because I just read the obituary of Jean Pearce, music teacher extraordinaire. She taught me several years of elementary music at Princeton School, and then I had her for four years in the Princeton High School chorus. Miss Pearce was a no-nonsense professional, and she expected her students to be also. She…

Sunday Morning Coming Down

A foul mood settled on top of me Sunday morning about the time my husband entered the kitchen for breakfast. I don’t know why. Seriously, I don’t. I mean, I could blame our empty nest, the slight headache that built during the day, health issues with my parents—all valid reasons, but the truth is I’m…

The Writer’s Life

Sometimes the writer’s life borders on the lonely side–unless you count spending time with imaginary characters, that is. We plan and plot alone. We write alone. We proofread and edit alone. But sometimes, writers spend quality time with other writers. This past weekend, I spent a wonderful weekend with other Christian writers at North Topsail…

Publishing News

In case you don’t receive my newsletter, here’s the news I sent out this morning. Book number three is on its way!     I’m excited to announce that after many months of praying for God to place my third story, I’ve signed a contract with Mantle Rock Publishing. The working title is Rescued Hearts,…