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Spring ushers in welcome changes after dark, icy winter. When I behold sunny blue skies and budding trees, it brings a new bounce to my step.  But where I live, spring is slow in coming. Yesterday ...
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I'm going to make this!
Chicken Parmesan Salad and Balsalmic Italian Vinaigrette recipe. This salad is loaded with chicken, tomatoes, black olives and mozzerella.
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I have two things to tell you. The first is that I did well on my French test in order to become a citizen. I needed 160 out of 490 for both parts of the exam, and I got 455…Read more ›
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Hey Everyone! It's been a while since I've posted, but there's been a lot going on over here! Last Friday my post "Let's Be Friends" was a weekly featured blog post on the Grace & Truth Linkup!...
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When life's storms take you by surprise, do you react in faith? A devotional by Norma Gail
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Here is my grocery shopping trip for the week and meal menu for a family of four. Almost all ingredients are Organic/natural.
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It's that time again.... The month is approaching where I join (approx) 1400 other bloggers to write every day for the month of April. We write based on a different letter, A-Z, every day except for Sundays. And this year t...
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I'm leery of formulas too. There are things that work, but if they work against who we are and God's plan for us? Nope. Not going there anymore. Because I did and it was messy and a waste of time. Am grateful for your wisdom, insights, and the way you so generously share your talent. 
"Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." Ecclesiastes 11:6 You just never know, do you? Wh...
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An easy recipe for fudge brownies with hazelnut ganache-- simple, rich fudge brownies topped with a decadently dark hazelnut and chocolate ganache.
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Writing my heart onto the page, one word at a time.
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I'm an author first, although I love my work as a social media consultant. I started writing before I could read when I'd cut the words out of my mom's magazines and tape them on blank pages, pretending they were my own. Then, I traced them, before learning to write them for myself.
 
I have several books in print and am enjoying the e-book revolution both as an author and reader.
 
I live with my husband, Jon, on 35 acres in Minnesota between Pine Island and Rochester. One of my favorite things to do is ride our  land on our John Deere Gator with our dogs, Sophie & Tucker.
 
Although we don't have children of our own, we love our nieces, nephews, and the children of our friends.
 
I love the Lord Jesus Christ, who first loved me.
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  • Faith Christian School
    1974 - 1976
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