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Leola Ogle
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Passionate about God, life, family and writing!
Passionate about God, life, family and writing!

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Wealth: The Blessing and The Curse
Whenever my husband and I hear someone say, "It's not about the money," we always look at each other and say, "It's always about the money." Writing. Maybe, just maybe, I thought I would actually make money from writing. Okay, truth time. I kind of imagined...
Wealth: The Blessing and The Curse
Wealth: The Blessing and The Curse
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We Are Not The Devil
In keeping with my theme to write blog posts this year about life experiences that influence my writing, I want to share an adventure from my church heritage. I come from a long line of Pentecostal believers. Errors and foolery are involved in this type of ...
We Are Not The Devil
We Are Not The Devil
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Drugs and Alcohol: The Insidious Murderers
* Disclaimer: names are changed for anonymity.* I worked for almost 20 years at a faith-based residential drug and alcohol rehab. Some entered the program with other addictions, but the majority came in for drugs and alcohol. I witnessed many being set free...
Drugs and Alcohol: The Insidious Murderers
Drugs and Alcohol: The Insidious Murderers
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Lesson Learned From Vanity Press
I made the huge mistake of publishing my first book through a vanity press -- meaning I paid (not cheaply) to have my book published. Royalties are terrible for my book  Like A Cedar In Lebanon , another way  vanity presses take advantage of the unsuspectin...
Lesson Learned From Vanity Press
Lesson Learned From Vanity Press
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The Surprises of Ancestry/Lineage Tracing Through DNA
Scanning my emails two nights ago, I see from Ancestry: New message from---. The sender (she) said DNA shows that we’re 2 nd cousins, so we must have the same great-grandparents. She says her mother was adopted and would love to meet her birth father. She...
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Choose To Forgive
My plan had been to write a blog post every week for 2018. Eight weeks into 2018 and I’m just now starting. What can I say? Life has a way of waylaying our plans. Because I write Christian fiction based on actual life experiences and events – mine or others...
Choose To Forgive
Choose To Forgive
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Remembering Betty Owens
     Church. Some love it, some hate it,
and some are indifferent.      In 1974 I was a 26 year old mother of
five, moving to a new neighborhood. I was broken, flawed, and so shy, I hardly
spoke. I hadn’t always been so broken.      I had been attending Bet...
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Why I Write
I was a young mother – in my 30’s – of five children. I was active and involved
in church with a life filled with crises. My marriage had hit bottom, my oldest
child – a fifteen-year-old daughter – was pregnant, there was never enough
money to meet our need...
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Sunday's On-My-Way-To-Church Inconvenient Inconvenience
Yesterday – Sunday – I was driving out of my gated community
on my way to church. Normally my husband would be driving, but he was on a time
constraint to finish a contracted painting job. As I pulled up to the exit
gate, I saw a truck, with a young man sta...
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