Author of the Week: Rene Gutteridge

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Rene Gutteridge is the author of several novels, including Scoop (Waterbrook Press) which released last October. She also adapted the screenplay from The Ultimate Gift into a novel, a recent release by Westbow Press. Rene lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City. Find Rene on-line at www.renegutteridge.com. 1) Rene, what were the circumstances that …

The Sort-of-Book Club

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My friend Margaret and I were invited to join a book club formed by some friends at church. Six months later, to our great dismay, we were politely asked to quit. We were told we took it too seriously, that they didn’t really mean we had to read the books, just come and have fun talking together. And taking notes …

The Hunt for the Mother of the Bride Dress

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My daughter’s wedding is only three months away. Everyone, and I mean everyone, seems to have their dress picked out. Except for me. I’ve looked! I really have. But I just can’t seem to find anything that seems quite right. The makers of MOB dresses (code for Mother of the Bride) have two kinds of MOBs in mind: the kind …

Low Sunday

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A new study from the Barna Group discovered that an estimated 73 million adults are presently unchurched. When teens and children are added, the total swells to roughly 100 million Americans. To put that figure in context, if the unchurched population of the United States were a nation of its own, that group would be the eleventh most populated nation …

Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers

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A CUP OF COMFORT® DEVOTIONAL FOR MOTHERSDAILY INSPIRATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN MOMS Edited by James Stuart Bell and Jeanette Gardner Littleton What busy mom couldn’t use a little extra inspiration to help get through the day? A Cup of Comfort® Devotional for Mothers: Daily Inspirations for Christian Moms (April 2007, Trade Paper Original, Adams Media) offers the perfect respite—featuring touching stories, …

Quote of the Day

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America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. ~Arnold Toynbee

On an Average Day in America…

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* 28 mailmen are bitten by dogs* Each of us, on average, produces nearly 6 pounds of garbage* 41 million people go school (kindergarten through graduate school)* 5,962 couples wed, and before the sun sets, 2,986 divorce * 88 million people watch prime time TV* 10,930,000 cows are milked* 90 million cans of beer are consumed* Every 33 seconds, a …

Part 3 Author of the Week: Susie Larson

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Today concludes the conversation with author and speaker Susie Larson. Find Susie on-line at www.susielarson.com What have you most enjoyed about your writing career? Or Least? I’ve most enjoyed my times alone with God, having to work out a message, or explore a spiritual truth. Every book project is a mountainous task and when you face that empty page and …