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Love this Moments in  May Challenge from my friend, Julie Saffrin!
What’s this image about, Julie? It is a Moments in May 2015 Challenge. Based on the day’s prompt — for those who participate — the challenge will create a permanent record of one’s May 2015. Why’d you create this challenge? My new love is Instagram. If you do a search of #challenge on Instagram, you’ll get a million posts. Most of them are fitness challenges, but earlier in the year, I came across a daily snapshot #challenge by @kirsty108innes an...
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Well I've let it happen to myself again. There has been so much going on in the past month! Its the end of the school year and we've just been GOING, GOING, GOING... DOING, DOING, DOING... We're so...
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Hide me too! It's that kind of day. 
Father!!! Hide me!! Hide me from the troubles of the day, take all my anxieties away. Let me hide in your warm embrace and watch the day pass away. I want to hide with you because you melt all my worries away it is with you I...
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What’s this image about, Julie? It is a Moments in May 2015 Challenge. Based on the day’s prompt — for those who participate — the challenge will create a permanent record of one’s May 2015. Why’d you create this challenge? My new love is Instagram. If you do a search of #challenge on Instagram, you’ll get a million posts. Most of them are fitness challenges, but earlier in the year, I came across a daily snapshot #challenge by @kirsty108innes an...
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"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are." Author Unknown I don't know how you finished April. I finished it well. Celebrated my youngest's birthday, found and returned all the library books I'd borrowed on the subject of resilience, and booked two writing-related getaways - one of which I embarked upon this weekend with fellow writers from across the state of Minnesota. I also finished listening to and reading Laura McBride's debut n...
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Erica Here: Anyone who knows me knows how much I love history. I love old things, and I love the stories that accompany old things. So when I had a chance to spend a few days in St. Augustine, Florida, I grabbed the opportuni...
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I'm an author first, although I enjoy working part time in my husband's insurance agency. 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. One of my favorite hobbies is nature photography. 
 
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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It's amazing how I sprinkle a little of me into each character, sometimes without even thinking about it. I'm not saying a lot now … but in

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