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Surprise, Surprise

Surprise, Surprise

“Those who hope in me will not be disappointed” (Isaiah 49:23 NIV). When my oldest daughter, Abby, was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 33 weeks into her pregnancy with our first grandchild, I was surprised…and not in a good way. And, when her baby came via an emergency C-section after she’d been through 34 hours of labor—four weeks early—again, I was surprised…and not in a good way. And, when my adorable little grandson was whisked away to the NICU and I…

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My Scribe Tribe

My Scribe Tribe

Earlier this month, I took part in a non-fiction children’s writing retreat at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. Now, I wasn’t originally scheduled to go. In fact, I sort of weaseled my way into this small group of very talented, well-published, amazing group of writers from all over the country. My dear friend Wendy Lanier had mentioned she was going one day while we were chatting on the phone, and I begged her, “Can you get me in?” Wendy…

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Choose Faith

Choose Faith

My daughter Abby delivered Baby Bear in late August…several weeks before his due date. After the ordeal, I shared the following message on Facebook, and I received a huge response. It’s amazing how our family’s story has touched others! I hope this blesses and encourages you today. When Abby struggled with preeclampsia and her blood pressure shot up to dangerous levels, we had to choose faith. And when the doctor had to induce labor more than a month before Baby…

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