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HER SHINING EYES
2/21/2020 1:00:00 AM by: JEANETTE MORRIS


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EXCERPT FROM HER SHINING EYES

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Irina hung back a few meters behind the redheaded woman, whose businesslike heels clicked furiously on the slick sidewalks as if speed could diminish the increasing chill in the early evening air. As Irina approached her, standing stiffly among the crowd waiting in the shadows for the tram, she braced herself for the scolding she was sure to receive.

“There you are, finally. Such a slowpoke for one so young and—what is that on your back? I told you just one bag.”

Irina ducked her head. “It’s my violin.”

“Your what? Speak up, girl. Look at me when you talk.”

Irina raised her chin a few centimeters. “My … violin. I am studying to be a musician … like my papa.” Her throat thickened again with stifled tears and painful memories. She swallowed and sighed. The woman possessed not a grain of compassion under her smart wool coat and hat. What good would it do to explain her need to have this precious, irreplaceable treasure with her?

“There is no place for such a valuable thing in a boarding school. Someone will ruin it or take it from you when you aren’t looking. You should have left it in the flat, young lady. You will regret your rash decision.”

Irina lowered her chin and shivered. How could taking her violin with her be a mistake? Music was her life—her comfort—her connection to her father. How was she to even breathe without her violin?

“Yes, of course,” she finally replied, just to silence the woman. Irina grasped the strap of her violin case and gave it another tug, trembling as the gloom enveloped her, Why didn’t I grab my favorite wool scarf. It was right by the door. Too late now. Besides, wasn’t it a bad omen to return home for something forgotten? She didn’t need any more bad luck.

Cigarette smoke swirled around her head as person after person lit up against the cold and dusky darkness. Irina coughed and buried her nose in her jacket sleeve. Where was the tram? Why was it always late when the air is freezing at the stop? She tugged her jacket up around her throat.

Five minutes later, the familiar clacking of wheels on the track pulled the waiting crowd en masse from the curb into the center of the street and toward the narrow boarding platform.

“It’s ours. Let’s go,” the redhead commanded.

Irina hesitated, dreading that scary moment of rushing to the tram while dodging oncoming cars and taxis, and then pushing and shoving to get up the stairs.

The tram’s brakes screeched, and a flood of passengers burst through the unfolding doors. “Hurry up, Irina. Hurry up!” The redhead turned around and grabbed the satchel from her hand.

Irina didn’t want to hurry up. A part of her hoped Tram 22 would move off without her. But the stern woman held the bag containing all of Irina’s earthly possessions—well, almost all of them. As she hoisted herself up the tram steps, her violin case bumped against her, reminding her that she wasn’t completely bereft.

As usual, weary passengers muttered complaints about Irina’s size as she bumped and jostled her way toward an empty seat. She sat on the edge, protecting the violin case still strapped across her back, avoiding the accusing stares and ignoring the rude comments from her so-called comrades.

Comrade. The word was rarely heard since former President Gorbachev had declared his reforms of glasnost and perestroika in 1986. “Uncle Misha” had promised that “openness” and “restructuring” would bring freedom and democracy to the USSR. Eight years had passed, and Irina could see only desperation, pain, high prices, empty shelves, and people doing horrible things they never would have dreamed of doing before. For her, it meant no more summer camps or Young Pioneers. No kopeks for candy, No holidays to the Black Sea. And no more Papa. With perestroika, her life had not been restructured at all. Instead, it had crumbled.

As the tram left the city center and picked up speed, so did the thumping of Irina’s heart. Every minute, every kilometer, took her farther away from her mama, her home, and even the nosey granny. Irina stared at the tram floor and cringed at the sight of her muddy boots. Papa had always cleaned her shoes. Oh, how she missed him, his joyful Soviet songs and contagious laughter.

The tram stops came and went. One passenger after another bumped and pushed into the seat next to Irina, each one in turn glaring at her or making a grunting sound in the back of the throat when she didn’t slide over to make more room. Her stomach gurgled with hunger and despair.

“Next stop, Cher … imshanska … ya,” the garbled recording stuttered. Her captor stood next to her, motioning with her head to move and stand by the door.

Irina peered out the window to get a glimpse of the buildings as the tram slowed. Between the dirt streaks on the glass and the darkness, she couldn’t see anything familiar. She pressed her way into the aisle as the tram jerked its way to a stop.

Once down the slippery steps and safely on the curb, she searched the handful of people milling around the kiosks for a familiar face, then caught herself. Impossible that anyone out in this remote district would know her. She was now at the mercy of the redhead, sure to be dropped into the pit of hell.

“Caution. The doors are closing,” the recording gurgled.

Yes, Irina agreed. They are.

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A massive, four-story building loomed ahead, dark and foreboding in the misty evening air. Scattered lights flickered behind barred windows and ratty curtains on the upper floors. Near the entrance in the shadows, a pinpoint of amber light glowed bright, then dimmed.

Irina and the redhead approached a dozen concrete steps leading to closed double doors. Out of the shadows next to the steps, a tallish boy appeared and fell in next to them as they ascended. The odor of tobacco stuck to his black fleece jacket like fresh earth on a forest mushroom. Irina coughed and glanced at the steel plaque on the concrete wall to the left of the main door. “Internat #128. Samara City, USSR.” The sign needed to be replaced. The USSR had ceased to exist, along with her normal, happy life.

“You gonna live here?” the boy asked, exhaling warm, rancid tobacco breath in her face. A shock of black hair hung low over dark eyes. His question sounded more like a challenge than a welcome.

Irina sneezed and stepped back from him. “So it seems.” She wiped her nose on her jacket sleeve.

“Huh,” he grunted. “You’re unlucky.”

 

ABOUT HER SHINING EYES

Fourteen-year-old Irina Kotova’s life as a promising violinist collapses in sync with the demise of the Soviet Union. After her father is killed in a bar fight, her ailing mother is hauled off to jail without explanation. Now considered an orphan, Irina is forced to live in a boarding school where Russia’s throwaway kids are abandoned and forgotten. Irina is constantly tormented by Vadim Solokov, a mean-spirited hooligan who takes great pleasure in reminding her that nobody cares about them. Irina is convinced he is right, and the not-so-mysterious theft of her precious violin seals her resolve to escape the school or die trying. Her despondency over losing her parents and bitterness toward Vadim threaten her very existence. Only the kindness of Anastasia, an interpreter Irina met by chance, sparks a glint of hope that life could possibly be worth fighting for.

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ABOUT JEANETTE MORRIS

I am a freelance writer/editor, traveler, fisherwoman, missionary to Russia, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, voracious reader, and slow-but-sure knitter. In my second-half adventure, I'm writing novels, exploring the world, trying to stay fit and healthy, and letting go of past labels and failures. It may be my "golden years," but I believe the best is ahead. My story is still being written!

The story of Her Shining Eyes would not have been written had it not been for the encouragement of mentors like Bill Myers, Kay Marshall Strom, Mary DeMuth, Allen Arnold, and so many others who saw something in me that I hadn’t yet embraced. In addition, the personal testimonies of my Russian friends who lived through the tumultuous decade of the 1990s—and their insistence that this little-known history be told—became the drumbeat of faith that moved me forward. Glory to God!

Website:   www.jeanette-morris.com

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4/10/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: STEVE STROBBLE

PLAYING THROUGH THE FOG
4/8/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

One Door Between Us
4/5/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Tom Donnan

Counterfeit Detectors
4/3/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Leeann Betts

SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO TURN OFF THE GPS
4/1/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS
3/29/2019 7:48:00 AM  by: TERRI REED

LANDING HARD
3/27/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: ERIN UNGER

DON’T CALL HER MA’AM
3/25/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CAPTURE ME
3/22/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SHERRY KYLE

LOVING ONE ANOTHER
3/20/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JERRI HARRINGTON

When Your Past Looms Longer than Your Future
3/18/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Debra Coleman Jeter

UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES
3/15/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: CYNTHIA ROEMER

TAKIN' IT TO THE LIMIT
3/13/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: TAMMY WHITEHURST

OUR MCDONALDS
3/11/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

A Tender Hope
3/8/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Amanda Cabot

DON'T HIT THE FAN
3/6/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Julie Cosgrove

BORN TOO LATE
3/4/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DIANNE BARKER

PARHELION
3/1/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LISA LICKEL

NOT OF THIS WORLD
2/27/2019 8:07:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

PERSPECTIVE
2/25/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LISA LICKEL

CAROLINA GRACE
2/22/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: REGINA MERRICK

THE POWER OF "WITH"/OVERCOMING ANXIETY
2/20/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: BARBARA BRITTON

IS IT THE BEGINNING OR THE END
2/18/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHLEEN NEELY

A LOVE MOST WORTHY
2/16/2019 9:59:00 AM  by: SANDRA ARDOIN

HITTING YOUR SPIRITUAL GROOVE
2/13/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA HANNA AND DEBORAH DULWORTH

MY TO-DO LIST
2/11/2019 2:16:00 PM  by: SHERRI STEWART

YOU'RE AMAZING
2/8/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE ARDUINI

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN
2/6/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
2/3/2019 9:07:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

LOVE'S RESCUE
2/1/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

COURTING DANGER
1/25/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: NIKE CHILLEMI

A CHURCH PLANTER'S WIFE
1/23/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Meredith Kendall

MAMA, I CAN'T TAKE A BATH THERE'S A FISH IN THE TUB
1/21/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

JOHN ALDEN ... A SHORT STORY
1/18/2019 1:00:00 PM  by: LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA

FIG LEAVES RIPPING?
1/16/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Kathy Collard Miller

EAT RIGHT NOW LIVE LONGER LATER
1/14/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Jude Urbanski

THE OTHER NEIGHBOR
1/11/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Gail Sattler

A BEFORE I
1/9/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Julie Cosgrove

AM I STRESSED?
1/7/2019 1:57:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

NO TURNING BACK
1/4/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: H. L. Wegley

EVERYDAY CHOICES
1/2/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Gail Pallotta

SHOULD VS WANT
12/31/2018 3:58:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ALLEY'S PERFECT ANGEL
12/28/2018 7:36:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

YOU ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE
12/26/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Kathy Collard Miller

I'LL BE ALONE FOR CHRISTMAS ... YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
12/24/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Julie Cosgrove

A SILVER MEDALLION
12/21/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: James Callan

WHY WE SING JOY TO THE WORLD!
12/19/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Ada Brownell

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE
12/17/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

THE AMISH MIDWIFE'S SECRET
12/14/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Rachel Good

Coming Home For Christmas
12/12/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: MICHELLE DE BRUIN

LIVING WITHOUT REGRET
12/10/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Grant Ferguson

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENEMY
12/7/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Mary Vee

WHY DO WE NEVER LEARN
12/5/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

GROWING UP CAN BE FUN SO IS GETTING OLDER
12/3/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: ELLIE GUSTAFSON

RETURN TO WALHALLA
11/30/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: LAURA HODGES POOLE

SAVED BY THE LAMB
11/28/2018 1:01:00 AM  by: Julie Cosgrove

SOARING WITH BROKEN WINGS
11/19/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
11/16/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: PeggySue Wells and Marsha Wright

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
11/14/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: Sandy Kirby Quandt

HAIR CALAMITIES AND HOT CASH
11/9/2018 10:55:00 AM  by: GAIL PALLOTTA

NEVER TOO LATE
11/5/2018 8:33:00 PM  by: DIANE TATUM

MEET ME IN GALVESTON
10/26/2018 1:00:00 AM  by: ANDREA BOESHAAR

The Not So Good Good Old Days
10/22/2018 1:05:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

HARVEST OF BLESSINGS
10/19/2018 1:05:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

MEET JENNIFER SLATTERY
10/5/2018 1:05:00 AM  by: Jennifer Slattery

HONESTLY SPEAKING
10/3/2018 3:22:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Perceptual Blindness
10/1/2018 3:56:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE PUTTING GREEN WHISPERER
9/14/2018 1:10:00 AM  by: ZOE MCCARTHY

The God of the Mundane
8/30/2018 9:29:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

WHEN I WAS THREE
7/16/2018 11:52:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

He Passes By
6/15/2018 8:50:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Bryan's Homecoming
6/8/2018 1:11:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

EMERGENCE
6/1/2018 1:31:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE PURSUIT OF PEACE
5/30/2018 2:39:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Live Long and Prosper
5/24/2018 12:13:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE REAL DEAL
5/16/2018 7:40:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Antiquainted Man
5/11/2018 1:06:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SOMETHING NEW
5/4/2018 11:23:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED TAKE A BUBBLE BATH THEN TRY AGAIN
2/26/2018 8:29:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS
12/24/2017 1:00:00 AM  by: John Brewer

FOOTPRINTS
12/20/2017 12:40:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FUNNY WITH A POIGNANT MESSAGE
12/8/2017 2:28:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MUTUAL SUBMISSIVENESS
11/29/2017 9:25:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CASTING STONES
11/17/2017 3:59:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

HEADLINE HYSTERIA
10/31/2017 6:41:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

COUNTRY ROADS
10/12/2017 1:00:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

STUPIDITY IS NO EXCUSE
10/7/2017 8:25:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Beauty Queen and Humorist Shares Her Latest Book
6/13/2017 12:27:00 PM  by: JANE JENKINS HERLONG

AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH/WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CHAPTER 2A
6/7/2017 3:44:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CREATED TO BE SALT PART B
5/30/2017 7:25:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/ CREATED TO BE SALT/PART A
5/20/2017 1:22:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

CELEBRATE YOUR FEMINITY
4/13/2017 1:08:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE FIFTY-FIFTY CONUNDRUM
4/6/2017 1:53:00 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE ROCK OF OUR FUTURE
3/31/2017 7:28:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
3/14/2017 8:30:00 PM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

PASS THE LOVE, PLEASE
1/17/2017 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

STRANDED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1/10/2017 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

BATTLE WITH A BUMBLEBEE
1/3/2017 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

BATTLE FATIGUES
12/27/2016 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
12/24/2016 11:22:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

LOVE IN A SUITCASE
12/20/2016 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
12/14/2016 8:42:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
12/13/2016 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH
12/5/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Raising a Child With Autism
11/30/2016 8:33:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SHOULD OR WANT
11/22/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CONFESSIONS OF A GARDENS SLUGGARD
11/16/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

GRANDMA PRAYED WHILE IRONING
11/8/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

The Day Super Mom Died
11/1/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FOLLOW WHICH LEADER?
10/25/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ROYAL LEGACY
10/18/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE
10/11/2016 12:05:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
9/28/2016 12:30:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE POWER OF ONE
9/20/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

A LIFELONG PURSUIT
9/13/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

A TEENAGED ROBIN HOOD
9/5/2016 7:36:16 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

NUGGETS OF GRACE
8/31/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE CHOICE TO FAIL
8/24/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TROUBLE
8/17/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

JUST LIKE MY DADDY
8/9/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

PATIENT PRAYING
7/26/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MEET DARLENE FRANKLIN/SCAVENGER HUNT/LAST STOP
7/17/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

PATIENT WISDOM
7/12/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

OF PETS AND PERSISTENCE
7/5/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

God's Server Never Shuts Down
6/10/2016 6:56:27 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Blessed to be a Blessing
5/18/2016 7:57:49 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Mama, I Can't take a Bath 'Cause There's a Fish in the Tub
5/4/2016 9:18:13 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SOUR GRAPES OR BLESSED FRUIT
4/28/2016 7:28:32 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

IT'S WHAT THEY DO
4/17/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MEET JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
2/3/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

FROM LIGHT TO BRIGHT
1/15/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

SURRENDERING TO THE CALL
1/8/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

MY QUEST
1/4/2016 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

MY INTIMATE JOURNEY WITH MY HEROINE BY NIKE N. CHI
12/22/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
12/8/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

When Art Imitates Life: An Author's Book Journey
12/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Settled By Faith
11/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
11/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

From Little Golden Books to Summer's List
11/20/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Roundeau

THE EDUCABLE MOMENT
11/17/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

There's love in them there casseroles
11/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Searching for God With All My Heart
10/30/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

I RUN TO YOU
10/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Sweetening Our Sour Grapes
10/23/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE FALL THAT LIFTS
10/20/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

A Walk With God
10/9/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Disappointment and Discouragement
10/6/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

STIRRING TRUTH
10/2/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

PENNED BY GOD'S OWN HAND
9/25/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

The Masterpiece
9/22/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

RESTORED HEARTS and a Writer's Journey
9/18/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE WRITER'S JOURNEY: Meditations on the Road
9/11/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

DIALOGUING OUR FEARS
9/8/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

WHY A BOOK OF PRAYERS?
9/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

From Lettuce to Pages
8/27/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

AND NOT TO YIELD
8/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

BONNIE LEON WRITES TO ENCOURAGE THE DISABLED
8/21/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

FAITH WORTH THE FIGHT
8/14/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

CANT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
8/10/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE WINDING TRAIL
7/31/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

The Flavorful Church
7/28/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Commitment Phobia
7/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

God knows our hearts
7/21/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

God Had Other Plans
7/17/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT
7/14/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

God's Writer: Jan Elder
7/10/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

THE CURE FOR THE WEARY SOUL
7/7/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Surely Goodness and Mercy Gail Kittleson
7/3/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

OF THEE I SING
6/30/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

A HUNGER FOR GOD
6/26/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

What Do We Ask God For?
6/24/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

BUCK STORM SINGER/SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
6/19/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

STRESS: THAT OTHER HOMEWRECKER
6/16/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

A Dream Come True of Being A Writer
6/12/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR
6/9/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Meet Shannon Vannetter Christian Author
6/5/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
6/2/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

EMPTY NETS
5/26/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Bucketwish
5/23/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Loyalty that Springs from Spirituality
5/20/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Wonderfully Made
3/8/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

Lighthouse of the Carolina's Author Carol Heilman
2/7/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau

HAPPY NEW YEAR
1/4/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Linda Wood Rondeau