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Give it to God

Give it to God

  I love happy endings, don’t you? That’s why I love the story of Hannah in the Bible. Hannah was a good wife to Elkanah but she couldn’t bear any children. Back then, that was the worst possible thing that could happen to a woman. In fact, a childless woman was often divorced, or another wife was added to fulfill the child-bearing duties. Either way, the non-child producing wife lived a bitter existence. Well, this is what poor Hannah faced…

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Love Letters

Love Letters

This week I was able to take a day off and go Striper Bass Fishing in Lake Murray, SC, in between writing events—an awards banquet in NC and a one-day Serious Writer Tour Stop in Lexington, SC. You see, for Mother’s Day my thoughtful hubby purchased a guided fishing excursion for me on Lake Murray, knowing how much I would love it. He was right. It was such a fun day! Jeff always knows how to make me feel special….

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The Fixed Hunt

The Fixed Hunt

As we enter this Easter Season, my mind drifts back to the annual “Medlock Easter Egg Eggstravaganza.” It was truly a thing of wonder…one of our family’s best and most treasured traditions. My Mom (otherwise known as Mamaw) took great pride in being the best grandmother in the world, which meant planning elaborate family events such as our family’s Easter egg hunt. She shopped for weeks in advance of Easter, finding every grandchild’s favorite candy, and several special trinkets and…

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They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love

They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love

As I get ready to head back to the Florida Christian Writers Conference—one of my all-time favorite conferences—I am reminded of a speaker I had the pleasure of learning from a few years ago. (Eva Marie Everson brings in the best keynoters!!) I’m sure you know him—the amazingly talented Producer Brian Bird—a 30-year veteran of the Hollywood film and television business. (In fact, he and my buddy Michelle Cox just released the book When God Calls the Heart: Devotions from…

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Get a Godiva Attitude!

Get a Godiva Attitude!

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought we’d talk about chocolate in this week’s blog. Seriously, is there anything better than Godiva chocolate? It’s smooth and rich and decadent. Just one little piece is satisfying because it’s so amazingly rich and good. Maybe that’s why it’s so expensive. You know, if you were to purchase a pound of Godiva chocolates, you’d pay approximately $50! (The 105-piece Gold Ballotin collection will run you about $130!) In fact, it…

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My Father’s Love

My Father’s Love

After my father died, my sister and I helped Mom go through his personal items. I couldn’t wait to get into Daddy’s special drawer. It was the one drawer in his nightstand that he didn’t allow anyone to bother. He could hear you opening it from a mile away. I remember as a kid trying to quietly ease open the drawer in order to sneak some quarters from his big bowl of change. (I wanted to feed the Pac Man…

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