A Week in the Shadow of the Cross

April 13, 2014

The week leading up to Easter is a very emotional time for me. As I think back to all the Bible verses I?ve read about how Jesus suffered for me I cannot phantom how anybody could love me that much. But I know Jesus does. I feel it deep inside me as much as I […]

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Wake Up World, It’s Festival Time

April 8, 2014

Genesis 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. ? Spring is probably my favorite time of the year. Even though with each change of season I get a little giddy looking forward to the transformation that each will bring. […]

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Blazing the Trail (Part 2)

March 25, 2014

There?s a lot of buzz these days in my hometown of Elkin, NC about hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails. For outdoor advocates like me this is very good news. Last week in Part 1 of, Blazing the Trail I introduced you to my love of nature and a group of people calling themselves the […]

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Blazing the Trail (Part 1)

March 18, 2014

Growing up on the banks of the Big Elkin Creek my days were filled with fun, frolicking and fantasy. When I escaped to the river I found myself in a world all my own, lost in time, hidden from fearful eyes and wagging tongues. I thought I lived in one of the most magical places […]

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Daylight Saving (Slaving) Time

March 10, 2014

I?m sorry folks but I am going to lay it on the line: I HATE Daylight Saving Time. Why in the world would we simple-minded humans think we are smart enough to mess with the sun?s time?   When I was a kid I thought having an extra hour in the evenings to play outside […]

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Dream Big

March 3, 2014

Last week I was invited to speak at Career Day at a nearby middle school. Of course I said yes because I enjoy being around young people, and I always jump at any opportunity to talk about my writing. When I arrived I saw others who would be speaking: A pharmacist, a veterinarian, a nurse […]

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The End

February 25, 2014

This week marks the end of the shortest month of the year, February. All sorts of wonderful things happened this month. My birthday, my oldest nieces 40th birthday, fourteen inches of snow, and my husband Jerry and I celebrated the anniversary of our first date 39 years ago, February 22nd, 1975. To commemorate the occasion […]

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Wishing Upon a Star

February 17, 2014

John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.   When I was a little girl, late in the day just as the darkness began to consume the dusk I sent many a wish up to that first star I saw […]

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The Gift

February 10, 2014

While querying agents for my next novel, The River Keeper I was entered into a drawing to receive a free book. All I had to do was sign up to receive the Laura Dail Literary Agencies newsletter. No problem I could do that, especially if there was a free book involved.   You see I […]

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February 3, 2014

Are you a loner or do you like having someone around you all the time? I must say I?m a little of both. I enjoy people, or most people anyway but there are times when I just need to be left alone. For the past few weeks my husband has been at home. He?s trying […]

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