Who is G.K. Chesteron?

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“I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.” ~G.K. Chesterton Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an Englishman of considerable girth, who had a brilliant sense of humor and an absent-mindedness that bordered on legendary. He never went to college and yet is considered the best writer of the twentieth century. This was the man who wrote …

Conversations with Dad

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My dad’s vocabulary has dwindled down to just a few words that he repeats again and again and again. And again. “Beautiful. Terrific. That’s wonderful.” Yes, they’re pleasant words to hear versus, say, many alternative choices, but their meaning is lost. If we’re driving someplace and the light turns green, he acts greatly relieved as if I have something to …

New Review Just Came in for Copper Star!

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From Dancing Word Book Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened the covers of COPPER STAR. It has been my experience that a lot of books published by these smaller houses are not as good as those published by the larger houses. I was pleasantly surprised with COPPER STAR. It is apparent that Ms. Woods Fisher has …

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, …