Loretta’s Bibles

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Sometimes you are blessed to get to know a person who is gifted with those fruits of the Spirit named in Galatians 5: 22-23. Love. Joy. Peace. Longsuffering. Kindness. Goodness. Faithfulness. Gentleness. Self-control.  I have been so blessed and our little country church was so blessed to have Loretta Riley as that Christian person. I didn’t get to know her …

Sometimes It Takes a Valley

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I write Christian fiction. For years I wrote for the general market with varying degrees of success. I remember when I first started noticing Christian fiction books in stores. They were mostly in Christian bookstores. The majority of the books were nonfiction, but then a shelf or two or maybe a rack would have novels. I wondered if that was …

Loretta, A Super Prayer Warrior

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Prayer becomes more meaningful as we counsel with the Lord in all of our doings, as we express heartfelt gratitude, and as we pray for others. (David A. Bednar) Do you have a special prayer warrior in your church? One of those people you better not ask to pray for something you want unless you’re really sure you want the …

A Giveaway to Celebrate Summer of Joy

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Celebration time!  For a writer, there’s not much more exciting than seeing a new book coming out for readers – even when that new book is simply one dressed up in a new cover. With the re-release of Summer of Joy, in a few weeks, my Heart of Hollyhill books will once more all be in print again and inviting …

Christmas at Harmony Hill Celebration Giveaway

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I sent out a newsletter Sunday. If you’re on my newsletter list you already know about my new celebration giveaway, but if you’re not, you can find out about it here.  I’m celebrating my birthday and the September release of Christmas at Harmony Hill by giving away some prizes. The book is in stores and available online. I do hope you will …

The Saddest Times of Dementia

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This is my beautiful mother enjoying her grandchildren forty years ago. At the time, she was younger than I am now and a very loving grandmother. The grandkids thought she was the best. She let them stand at the sink and wash dishes. She pretended to let them help her make doughnuts. She played Rummy with them and didn’t always …