Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

SECOND HELPINGS
2/5/2021 1:00:00 PM by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

 

CAN THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?

 

EXCERPT FROM SECOND HELPINGS

 

Chapter One

“Happy Birthday,” my husband says, dressed for peak efficiency in his dark brown sport coat, yellow oxford shirt, and paisley tie … not rich-looking enough to upset his clients but sufficiently stylish to impress the blue-collar working man. He hands me my morning coffee.

For twenty-two years, Larsen has handed me my coffee, complete with his poster-boy calendar grin, too preppy for Abercrombie & Fitch but perfect for the Businessman’s Fashion Model of the Year. His smile rarely changes, much like the man himself. He even has the same haircut as the day we met at Bridget Tooley’s wedding. I suppose any man looks like a movie star in a rented tuxedo.

Larsen hands me the card Jordan made yesterday since his bedtime came before my party last night. Jordan is our afterthought. Larsen didn’t want more than four children. After Link was born, Larsen set up a long-term financial plan to make certain each child had sufficient higher-education funds. When Jordan came along, all our carefully crafted ambitions went haywire, including my run for a doctorate, the one area I’d hoped would put me on an equal footing with Larsen.

I glance at Jordan’s handiwork. The card features a drawing of a silver police badge with a three-inch “45” printed in bold red. I trace over the numbers in Jordan’s typical backward scrawl. That much he had done himself. For the badge portion of the drawing, he most likely had been helped by his older brother, Link. I recognize the graphic artistry of my second oldest son.

Only three—well, almost four—Jordan can write most of the alphabet. And, of course, Larsen takes the credit for Jordan’s precociousness, reminding all his doctor friends that Miriam Foster’s three-year-old can barely count.

I hug the badge to my chest. Full of pride, I raise myself up in bed. My life might be in the toilet, but my three-year-old can draw numbers.

Larsen stands by our bed, still wearing his standardized smile. He takes Jordan’s card and places it on my dresser as he hands his card to me. I already know what it says. Something like, “Happy Birthday to a wonderful wife and mother.” I slip the card from the envelope, but I don’t read every word. The predictability saddens me. Today, I refuse to play the game. I close the card and say nothing instead of the expected sugary sweet lie, “Darling, you’re the most wonderful husband in the world.”

His secretary, Nancy Jenkins, thinks he is as close to a deity as a man can get. Maybe she should be married to him instead of me. Larsen wears his professional outfits like a tunic for all the world to see, as if he were a psychiatric demi-god. His exterior trappings shout, “I heal minds. And I’m a nice guy too. Who wouldn’t want a husband like me—an admirable sort, a man who goes out of his way to buy groceries for our ninety-two-year-old neighbor?”

Just not me … not right now.

I force myself to give him a peck on the cheek. I can give him that much. “Thanks for the coffee. Kids up yet?”

Larsen takes his card and props it on the dresser next to Jordan’s. “Lance is in the shower, and Louise is putting on her makeup. That should take her about half an hour. Jordan is still asleep, and Link is at the computer in his room, probably drafting his next graphic novel. After I bring Link to school, I can take Jordan to daycare. That way you can relax today.”

As if I could relax. Not with the plans I have … plans outside of work.

“Don’t bother. I can’t relax … I have a live radio show this morning and afternoon. My listeners count on me.”

“Ah, yes. And what will Java with Jocelyn serve up today for the unsuspecting mother?”

Larsen has never taken my radio show seriously. “A daily show for desperate moms,” he says. Granted, my broadcast is local and only one day a week. Hardly the syndicated popularity of a caustic news show, though we provide a controversial punchline every once in a while and do try to inject current events relative to parenting. And though Derrick and I have only been on the air for two years, I happen to think we help people just as much as Larsen does. I might not counsel the criminally insane or run a thriving practice helping neurotics turn their lives around, but my listeners comment the guests we choose and the books we recommend have saved them from falling off the precipice of a parental panic attack.

Larsen rubs my elbow. “If you believe you’re helping people, Jocelyn, then keep telling yourself that.”

Must he always edge his comments about my work with near ridicule?

“I should get my column done for The Town Crier. Besides, we have a great guest today. Councilman Byrnes is talking about his reelection campaign. He’s running on a family values agenda. The world doesn’t stop revolving because I have a birthday, you know.”

Larsen’s expression freezes in an eternal, placating smile. How does he manage to stay placid through my sarcasm? The Lord knows I have some pretty heavy artillery in my arsenal. Yet my arrows of cynicism fail to penetrate his armor of steeled calm. When I found out I was pregnant for the fifth time, I foolishly worried Larsen would slam his coffee cup on the counter.

I gave Larsen no delicate intro to the news. Merely, “Get the crib out of storage. There’s another Johnson on the way.”

He mustered his signature smile and said, “We’ll need to make some adjustments, but we’ll be fine.”

Adjustments? That’s what a baby is—an adjustment? Sometimes, just once, I’d like to see a volcanic eruption, not his forever-a-Jacuzzi-at-rest reaction to life’s foibles.

“Jocelyn, I’m sure WKSL could manage without you for one afternoon.”

Yes, they could manage without me for a lifetime. The question is can I manage without them?

He sits on the bed while he downs his first cup of coffee. Every morning, I have propped myself up in bed, and Larsen has sat next to me while we sip our mutual cups of coffee. A ten-minute, plan-our-day ritual come hell or high water and no matter what kid was stealing what toy from the other. Eventually, the children learned our morning coffee klatches were not to be intruded upon. Not that they haven’t tried to sabotage our morning time with a catalog of manipulations. I almost caved the first time Lisette knocked on our door and cried, “Mommy, I can’t find Mr. Snuggles.”

Not Larsen—not unless blood was involved. And certainly not for a teddy bear that was MIA.

He determined to set the boundaries from the beginning. He gently pushed me back against the pillows. “Ignore her. She’s been told to stay in her room and play. She’ll go back when she realizes she won’t succeed in her maniacal plan to come between us.”

I gurgled my resistance. “A toddler’s quest to find her favorite teddy bear is hardly a maniacal plot.”

My logic fell on deaf ears, and Larsen had his way in that episode as he’s had his way in most everything else in our twenty-two years together.

Although, Lisette did stop crying within minutes. And, other than a trail of toasted oats from the kitchen to her bedroom, she didn’t get into one iota of mischief. When I went to check on her, she and Mr. Snuggles were enjoying breakfast with her china play set.

Today, I’m the one with the maniacal plot to break routine.

I know what his day will be, and I don’t want to tell him what my day will bring. I sigh, then throw the covers back and swing my feet to the floor.

Larsen calls my frequent sighs despondency. If he had his way, I’d be on four different antidepressants. “I understand why you might be depressed, Jocelyn,” Larsen says.

Here we go again. He can’t get through a half hour in the same room with me without analyzing my emotional shortcomings, which in his physician’s desk reference are multitudinous.

“I’m not depressed,” I tell him. “I’m forty-five today. There’s a difference.”

He pats my hand. “Nonsense. When I turned forty-five, you didn’t see me sitting in a chair devouring a bag of chips.”

“That’s not fair. Chowing down a bag of chips at a party hardly equates to an emotional breakdown, Sigmund. Sometimes a bag of chips is simply a bag of chips.”

I examine him for some sort of reaction. I did just insult his professionalism.

No. Not even a twitch.

“Well, why not try something new—something exciting. When I turned forty-five, I ran a marathon. Remember?”

I remember all too well. The whole household rearranged itself while Larsen trained for six months. He got muscular, and I gained thirty pounds from all the pasta. The man can solve the New York Times Sunday Word Puzzle in ten minutes but can’t put a pot of water on to boil spaghetti. Since I didn’t want to cook two meals, we ate what Larsen ate.

“I’m not running a marathon, Larsen. I’ll find some other way to slip into the second half of this ghastly decade.”

“Why not take an art class?”

Does the man know me at all? Or has he fashioned an idea of me based on twenty-two years of skewed observation. “Me? I can’t draw a circle let alone a landscape. What makes you think I’d be interested in art?”

“Mercy Sterling took an art class when she turned forty-five.”

My cheeks heat with the mention of Larsen’s coworker at the clinic, an exhibitionist if I diagnosed her. How else do you describe a woman who dons a naked suit and poses as Lady Godiva for an all-male art class? Seriously … the woman is desperate for attention in my book.

I gulp down the rest of my coffee and stand, my flannel pajamas bearing the evidence of a dribble or two. Larsen wastes no time in pointing out the mishap. “I’ve heard if you pour boiling water on the stain, it’ll come right out.”

I take a deep breath. “I’ve done laundry for all our married life, and I’ve cleaned up my share of grape juice stains. I think I can handle a couple of coffee spots. When did you become Mr. Homemaker?”

Larsen had never taken an interest in housework of any kind. Home engineering is the one area where I shine. Most of the time. When I’m not distracted by a bag of potato chips. Larsen has never witnessed the delicate scheduling of daily routine to keep a home less lived-in and more company-ready. I finish these chores by the time he comes home from work. Last month, Larsen came home early, right after I’d fed Jordan his lunch and was putting him down for a nap. I hadn’t had the time to clean up from breakfast yet. As I came back downstairs, I saw Larsen step into a glob of spilled, soggy cereal.

On those rare days when disorder reigns, he never criticizes … at least not blatantly. Instead, he spouts off what he believes are helpful ideas. Larsen’s condemnations ride on the hem of his civility. On that day, after wiping the glop from his shoe, he put his coat back on and left with the soft-spoken announcement, “I think I forgot something at the office.” When he returned two hours later, he went immediately to the offending spot, bent over and tested the floor before completing his journey to the counter, where he aligned his briefcase perpendicular to the coffeepot. “The house looks very nice, Jocelyn.”

I harrumphed a tired, “Thank you.”

I take another deep breath. “I suppose I should get busy with cleanup from last night’s party.”

Larsen beams with pride. “Louise cleaned up after you went to bed so you wouldn’t have to face a mess first thing in the morning.” I wonder how much he bribed her so he wouldn’t have to manage the aftermath.

The landline rings.

Larsen answers from the bedroom extension.

I gave up answering the phone years ago. Whenever I would answer it, Larsen would hover near me, demanding to know who had called and what they wanted. Larsen believes it’s his patriarchal duty to screen all the phone calls coming into the house. He finally allowed cell phones only last year. Lance and Louise make certain their friends use their cell number or call the house when their father’s not home, and I tell my friends to call me at work. I did finally buy a smartphone, though I find all the bells and whistles almost irritating. Too many apps and not enough brain memory to manage all the options efficiently.

“Johnson Residence,” he says. “Good morning.” Slight hesitation. “Jocelyn? Just a minute. I’ll see if she’s available to talk.” Which is Larsen’s way of deciding for me if I should take the call.

“Who is it?” I ask.

“Jeff. Maybe I should tell him you’ll call him back later.”

Jeff is the station manager. “No. I’ll talk to him now.” Really. Why does Larsen even suggest I might not want to take Jeff’s call? Like Larsen would ever refuse to speak to the warden where he counsels inmates.

“Good morning,” I say in as cheerful a tone as I can muster on a Monday morning.

“Happy birthday. Hope you enjoyed your party last night.”

“I did.” A fib. I spent most of the night avoiding my friends while I chowed down a big bag of potato chips. Like the ad says, you can’t eat just one. I had told Larsen I didn’t want a party. I’d have settled for a movie of my choice and popcorn.

“You’re not going to like what I’ve got to tell you.” So typical of Jeff. He never sugarcoats his bad news or preludes disaster with song. Right to the poop of the matter.

“Go ahead.”

“Derrick just called me. Your guest, Councilman Brynes, cancelled. Derrick’s working on a replacement now. An author of sorts, I guess. A Dr. Hartley. Derrick asked me to call you and give you fair warning, so you’d have a chance to cool down by the time you get to the station.”

As if I’d ever be mad at Derrick. The man brings sunlight into every dreary day. Although he does have a penchant to throw out unanswerable questions to our guests. “I’ll be there as soon as I can. Derrick and authors don’t mix on a live show. I won’t have enough time to read the book, either. We’ll have to wing it. What’s the name of the book?”

“Second Helpings.”

“Sounds like a cookbook, not parenting advice.”

“No. The book isn’t really about parenting. More like a memoir. It’s listed on Amazon under inspirational nonfiction.”

“We’ll manage somehow.” I disconnect, pick up Jordan’s card with the badge drawing, then head for the kitchen to grab leftover birthday cake. Larsen trails behind me. I cut a two-serving piece and slap it onto a dinner plate. Larsen scowls. Rather than correct me, he eyes my plate and says, “Maybe you’ll want to follow that up with some Bran Flakes.”

I gather my hair at the base of my neck and slide it over my shoulder. “My plumbing is fine, thank you very much.”

He drains a second cup of coffee, squeezes a dot of dish detergent into the cup, rinses, dries it, then puts it back into the cupboard, ignoring last night’s stack of dirty dishes Louise must have thought unimportant in her assessment of what constitutes picking up the kitchen. “I’ll be home by five.”

Larsen has changed his schedule?

“I cancelled my last appointment. Where would you like to go for dinner?”

I trace the border of Jordan’s drawing, then set it down beside the list of forty-five promises from Link and Louise I’d left on the kitchen counter, intending to clip the list to the refrigerator. They had pasted their vows onto a poster bordered with phony dollar bills and forty-five jellybeans. Every “I will” worded to convince me they’d be on their best behavior. And they probably thought they could last a week or two. I’ll settle for two hours.

I hear Louise’s shrieks from the top of the stairs.

At least I had fifteen minutes.

She shrills her command. “Mom! Link has my diary! Make him give it back.”

I don’t blame Link. I’d like to see that diary for myself. Although, I can’t imagine what use Link would have for Louise’s diary … unless he wants to torment her by posting her private thoughts onto one of his websites or read her intimate thoughts on his new podcast program, Life with Louise—The Tortured Life of a Younger Brother.

I blow a raspberry of disdain, then yell up the stairs. “I’ll get it back.” A girl’s private thoughts should be just that.

I barge into Link’s room without an invitation. Louise’s diary is splayed open on his unmade bed, her Goth self prominently viewed on his computer, complete with a balloon caption quote from her diary. “Little brothers are like pimples, better to drain their annoying pus.”

I rescue Loise’s diary from his bed. “Lincoln Johnson, you have no right to steal your sister’s private thoughts for your amusement.”

“It’s just a joke.”

Link’s objections are as predictable as his father’s smile.

“You take down that picture of Louise from the internet, or I’ll put your naked baby picture up on your most popular social media place. Or maybe I’ll start my own podcast … How to Torture Your Kids.”

He glances up at me, probably not certain if I’ll carry out my threat or not. I’m not sure myself. But I have started a blog for moms.

“Fine.” He hits a few buttons, and Louise’s uncomplimentary photo disappears. I won’t know for sure he has deleted the offending image until I check his websites. Of course, he has so many and changes so often, I have to use the search button to find them. And he uses aliases. How am I supposed to supervise such an ingenious scoundrel? I think if I invent a parent bot, I could make a mint.

Link slams his computer shut. “She hates me … I’m just paying her back.” His lower lip is so low, I’m afraid he’ll trip over it and break his leg. “Of course, you’d take her side. Girls stick together you know.”

I only wish. “No, I don’t know. I do know your sister’s thoughts are hers and hers alone. If you try a stunt like that again, you’re grounded for a week. Got it?”

He laughs. “Seriously? A week?”

I growl and shut his door with a loud crash as I realize shutting Link away in his room is a reward, not a punishment. The threat always works well for Lance, but Link wouldn’t go outside to see a nuclear explosion. Not without his iPhone. Larsen can sometimes pry him out with an offer of a Masters of the Universe movie or a Comicon show and the occasional round of golf. Are there any bribes I could use for Link to spend an afternoon with his mother?

I go to Jordan’s room next. I gently stroke his cheek to wake him.

“Happy Birthday, Mommy.”

“Thank you, sweetheart. I love the card you made for me.”

“Daddy said you were sad to be forty-five. That’s why I wanted you to have a badge of honor. You should be proud, not sad.”

I rub his head. “How did you get to be so smart for a three-year-old?”

“I’m almost four.” He jumps out of bed and throws his arms around me.

“I’m not sad about turning forty-five. But I am sad to see you grow up so fast. Seems like yesterday you were still a baby.”

Jordan picks up his favorite tractor and runs it back and forth on his alphabet carpet. “I was a baby yesterday, don’t you remember? I cried because my sandwich didn’t have all the sides cut off. Daddy told me to quit acting like a baby. But I won’t cry today because it’s your birthday.”

Best present ever.

I hand Jordan his clothes. “Put your truck away. Time to get ready for daycare.”

I go back into my bedroom to shower and dress. I feel like wearing red today, my power color. I always wear red when I’m feeling like I’m losing the war against life. Today, however, I have a different reason. Derrick says I’m knockout gorgeous in red.

BUY LINK

more info about LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

 5-STAR REVIEW COMMENT:

What an eye-opening book! So many times we take things for granted in our lives (whether married or not) but this book will remind you that we are so blessed in many ways and most of all with our families and God. Author Linda Rondeau strikes a true note of reality when she pens the problems in a modern family. Misunderstandings, rebellious young people who are trying to find their way, temptations, and more are prominent in this tale. But that's not the least of it. The reader will smile at the mistakes, laugh out loud at some of the antics of the young people, and the take the mother has to them.

Amidst all of this is a ray of light that opens this family's hearts. You'll not go wrong by giving this book a read. Recommended highly!

 

Share This Blog:


Previous Posts

OH LORD, PLEASE DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD
5/18/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHY COLLARD MILLER

LIVING WATER
5/14/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: ALLISON WELLS

GOD'S BEAUTIFUL COINCIDENCES
5/11/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA W ROOKS

PAPER WOLF
5/7/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: CHRISSY M DENNIS

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT
5/4/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SURRENDERING HEARTS SERIES
4/30/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: Julie Arduini

THE BUTTERFLY BLUEPRINT
4/27/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: STEPHANIE MILLER

BENT TREE BRIDE
4/23/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: Denise Weimer

A SONG FOR HER ENEMIES
4/20/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: SHERRI STEWART

HANNAH A GOLD RUSH BRIDE
4/16/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

THE RELUCTANT BILLIONAIRE
4/13/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: CAROL UNDERHILL

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN
4/9/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: TERRI WANGARD

THE UNNAMED ZOOKEEPER
4/6/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: JENNIE SENAPATIRATNE

PUPPY CIAO
4/2/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: ANNETTE OHARE

REIN IN THAT HORSE
3/30/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: J CAROL NEMETH

SPRING BETRAYAL
3/26/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: SALLY JO PITTS

REMEMBERED
3/23/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA

ANCHOR MY HEART
3/19/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: SARA BETH WILLIAMS

THE RIGHT PATH
3/16/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

DEEP END OF THE LAKE
3/12/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: CAROL GRACE STRATTON

THE RIGHT ATTIRE FOR A LOVING MARRIAGE
3/9/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA W ROOKS

DREAMS REKINDLED
3/5/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: AMANDA CABOT

NEHEMIAH: A MAN WHO USED THE PREGNANT PAUSE WELL
3/2/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: BARBARA M BRITTON

ANCHOR MY HEART
2/26/2021 3:58:00 PM  by: SARA BETH WILLIAMS

WASH YOUR HANDS
2/23/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: HEIDI GRAY MCGILL

SONG OF SUGAR SANDS
2/19/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

TURNING THE HANDLE
2/16/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

A CHANGE OF SCENERY
2/12/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: DAVALYN SPENCER

WALKING IN THE LIGHT
2/9/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: JOAN C. BENSON

NIV BEAUTIFUL WORD COLORING BIBLE FOR GIRLS GIFT SET
2/7/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SECOND HELPINGS
2/5/2021 1:00:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

365 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR CHILD
2/2/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE LAVENDER

THE INN AT CRANBERRY COVE
1/29/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

WHOSE BATTLE IS IT?
1/26/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

WRITING HOME
1/22/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: AMY ANGUISH

LANDSCAPING THE HEART AND SOUL
1/19/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: MELISSA HENDERSON

THE PAST EVER PRESENT
1/15/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

BORN WITH A PURPOSE
1/12/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

LITTLE GREY CELLS
1/8/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LEEANN BETTS

LUCKY OR BLESSED
1/5/2021 1:00:00 AM  by: LYNNE MODRANSKI

MY GIGI'S HOUSE
1/1/2021 7:43:00 AM  by: MEREDITH SAGE KENDALL

OBEDIENCE HAS ITS REWARDS
12/30/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHY COLLARD MILLER

THE YEARS THE LOCUSTS ATE
12/28/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

THE GAME IS AFOOT
12/25/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LEEANN BETTS

SMALL BOATS AND BIG WAVES
12/23/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: DONNA SCHLACTER

CATHEDRAL STATE PARK, WEST VIRGINIA
12/21/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JOHN BARRINGER

THE MISTLETOE CONTRACT
12/18/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JENNIFER CHASTAIN

THE BEST GIFT OF THE SEASON
12/16/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

PRIME OF MY LIFE
12/14/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: GAIL KITTLESON

Northern Protector
12/11/2020 1:00:00 PM  by: Laurie Wood

A PEEK AT THE JEWISH SHABBAT PART 2
12/9/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G MATHIS

FULL CIRCLE
12/7/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JAYME H MANSFIELD

UNTIL THEN
12/5/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: GAIL KITTLESON

GREEN STUFF AND HUBS
12/2/2020 3:30:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

NOEL: THE CAT WHO CAME FOR CHRISTMAS
11/30/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SNOWBOUND IN WINTERBERRY FALLS
11/27/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: ANN BRODEUR

A PEEK AT THE JEWISH SHABBAT PART 1
11/25/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G MATHIS

GREEN STUFF MAGIC
11/23/2020 7:48:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENEMY
11/20/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARY VEE

EXTRAORDINARY IN THE ORDINARY
11/18/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

A PINK LADY THANKSGIVING/A STORY BEHIND THE STORY
11/13/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: DONNA SCHLACTER

WHAT DO I VALUE
11/11/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: CYNTHIA SIMMONS

JONAH GOT SWALLOWED
11/9/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

TOGETHER FOR GOOD
11/6/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: PENEPOLE POWELL

HARD FAITH
11/4/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

WHEN GRANDMA FORGETS
11/2/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: CRYSTAL BOWMAN

FORTUNE'S FALL
10/30/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHERINE BARGER

OF COMPUTERS AND BUMPERS
10/28/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF BLUE ZONES?
10/26/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SALLY JO PITTS

SECOND HELPINGS
10/23/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

GOD SAID WAIT (AGAIN)
10/21/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LOREE PEERY

FIVE WAYS SENIORS CAN BOOST THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS
10/19/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: GINNY DENT BRANT

SPRINKLED WITH SABOTAGE
10/16/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: ALLISON PEARL

HOW WELL HAVE I LOOKED
10/14/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

THE SLEUTH'S SURPRISE SPECIAL ONCORE POST
10/11/2020 6:38:00 PM  by: KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON

A REVIEW OF NIV FULLY REVISED BIBLE STUDY
10/5/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

SAVING GRACE
10/2/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: AMY R. ANGUISH

IS GOD IN THE WHIRLWIND?
9/30/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM JOIN 'EM
9/28/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

DEADLY CONNECTION: SMALL TOWN GUARDIANS BOOK THREE
9/25/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JENNIFER PIERCE

ANGER CAN LEAD TO POSITIVE CHANGE
9/23/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE CURE FOR THE WEARY SOUL
9/21/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

GOD REIGNS IN THE STILLNESS OF YOUR HEART
9/16/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

MY HEART WEEPS
9/11/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: Pamela S. Thibodeaux

THE GIFT
9/9/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

WALKING IN A WRITER'S WONDERLAND
9/7/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE SLEUTH'S SURPRISE
9/4/2020 2:25:00 PM  by: KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON

HOW MANY CROSSES
9/2/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

NRSV Simple Faith Bible
8/31/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CREAMING
8/31/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

HIS GIFT
8/28/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JOAN C. BENSON

A KERNEL OF THOUGHT
8/26/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

LIFE IS THE ADVENTURE
8/24/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE AMISH MENORAH AND OTHER STORIES
8/21/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: PATRICK E. CRAIG

HOW WELL HAVE I LOOKED
8/19/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

QUITTING MY DAY JOB
8/17/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

THE HEART OF COURAGE
8/14/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA

TRUSTING GOD
8/12/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: ANE MULLIGAN

MURDER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
8/7/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

GREEN PASTURES AND STILL WATERS
8/5/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JOAN C. BENSON

BIBLE GATEWAY'S NEW WEBSITE LOOK
8/3/2020 7:28:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

DARK MOTIVES
7/31/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: ZANNE MARIE DYER

HIDDEN TREASURE
7/29/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TERESA J. KREGAR

ADAPT OR DIE
7/27/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE STORY BEHIND DEN-A MODERN-DAY DANIEL
7/24/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: HOPE BOLINGER

REVEAL THE NEW CREATION NOT THE ROOTSTOCK
7/22/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: NORMA GAIL

SAY THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS IN BLUE
7/20/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

I Would Have Made a Very Good Pharisee
7/17/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHY AND LARRY MILLER

COVID-19 AND THE URGENT NEED FOR PROPER PERSPECTIVE
7/15/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

THE SWEET COUPLE HOLDING HANDS
7/13/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MELISSA HENDERSON

REMODELING: AN AUTHOR'S STORY
7/10/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SHANNAN TAYLOR VANATTER

THE ONE THING I HAVEN'T HOARDED
7/8/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MEREDITH SAGE KENDALL

SURPRISE! SURPRISE! SURPRISE!
7/6/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

RISK MANAGEMENT
7/3/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LEEANN BETTS

UNDERTOW
7/1/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

FROM FICTION TO NON-FICTION AND BACK AGAIN
6/29/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: GAIL KITTLESON

COOKING UP A MYSTERY
6/26/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: GAIL PALLOTTA

TRUST GOD IN THE FOG OF UNCERTAINTY
6/24/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

WHO SAID GROWING OLD IS FUN?
6/22/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTHA ROGERS

THE WIDOW & THE WAR CORRESPONDENT
6/19/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

KNOWN FOR WHAT
6/17/2020 6:16:00 PM  by: MARTIN WILES

AND NOT TO YIELD
6/15/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

YOU'RE BRILLIANT
6/12/2020 7:08:00 AM  by: JULIE ARDUINI

GOSPEL FOCUSED IN THE FACE OF FEAR
6/10/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JENNIFER SLATTERY

MY CULTURAL DISCONNECT
6/8/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE GREEN DRESS
6/5/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LIZ TOLSMA

AN IMPOSSIBLE PRICE
6/3/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: DAVALYNN SPENCER

WHAT IS RETIREMENT
6/1/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

WHOLLY LOVED BY GOD
5/27/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: Victoria Mejias

LOOKING UP OR LOOKING AWAY
5/25/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

PURSUIT
5/22/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JOHN OWENS

Bible Gateway's Bible Audio App
5/21/2020 5:17:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

GOOD NEWS IS COMING
5/20/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

A HOPE AND A FUTURE
5/18/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

KATE
5/15/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: DONNA SCHLACTER

CONFESS DON'T BURY
5/13/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

SEEKING GOD
5/11/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

WHERE THE ROAD BENDS IN OUTBACK AUSTRALIA
5/8/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: DAVID RAWLINGS

THE EXTRAORDINARY IS APPARENT IN THE ORDINARY
5/6/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

HOW OLD ARE YOU
5/4/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: Rachel J. Good

DEVYN'S DILEMMA
5/1/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIS

NOW HE'S ALONE
4/29/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN K. STEWART

IT'S NOT OKAY
4/27/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

LEAF ME ALONE
4/24/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE B. COSGROVE

HURTING WITH THE BROKEN
4/22/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIS

EMBRACING MY INNER BOOMER
4/20/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: BARBARA BRITTON

JUSTICE FOR ELIZABETH
4/17/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARY VEE

WHEN LIFE FALLS APART ... DON'T
4/15/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

THE RACE FOR LILY
4/13/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: SHERRI STEWART

WHEN HEARTS ENTWINE
4/10/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: BONNIE ENGSTROM

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE THANKFUL
4/8/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

GRANNY ALICE
4/6/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA

ROLL BACK THE CLOUDS
4/3/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TERRI WANGARD

THERE'S LOVE IN THOSE BURNT CASSEROLES
4/1/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

RESILIENCE
3/29/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

RIVEN
3/27/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: H.L. WEGLEY

ARTISAN COLLECTION BIBLE FOR GIRLS
3/25/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

RED LETTER DAY
3/21/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: PAT JEANNE DAVIS

THE LOST COAST
3/20/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: PATRICK E. CRAIG

LIVING BY LUCK
3/18/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

THE CABIN
3/13/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: ERIN UNGER

THE TRUTH ABOUT PRAYERS: AN ATTRACTIVE AROMA TO GOD
3/11/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

LIVING WITH CHANGE
3/9/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

THE PIT OF SELF-ASSURANCE
3/4/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

OUT OF THE EMBERS
2/28/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: AMANDA CABOT

DON'T BE DISCOURAGED WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH
2/26/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHY AND LARRY MILLER

WHEN THE GROCERY STORE CLERK HAS TO CHECK YOUR AGE
2/24/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MELISSA HENDERSON

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

A DONUT KIND OF DAY
2/19/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

THE IMPORTANCE OF CREAMING
2/17/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE STORY BEHIND OFF THE GROUND
2/14/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: CATHERINE RICHMOND

Obedience: A Chance To Extend A Blessing
2/12/2020 1:00:00 PM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

MY REVIEW OF THE JESUS BIBLE ARTIST EDITION
2/10/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

ACTS OF MALICE
2/7/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: NIKE CHILLEMI

NEW LEAF
2/5/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE B. COSGROVE

FRIENDS AT ANY AGE
2/3/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: ERIN UNGER

THE CLOCK IS TICKING
1/31/2020 9:30:00 AM  by: TRACY WAINWRIGHT

FORGIVENESS ISN'T EASY
1/29/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TAMERA LYNN KRAFT

IDENTITY CHECK
1/27/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

UNDER GROUND
1/24/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

God's Delight To Reason Together Makes For A Huge Gift
1/22/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BRESSER MATOUS

IF YOU CAN'T BEAT 'EM, JOIN 'EM
1/20/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

AN UNEXPECTED FAMILY
1/17/2020 1:39:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

EARTH KEEPERS
1/15/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

MY POSSESSIONS MATURE ALONG WITH ME
1/13/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARIE WATTS

WHEN VALLEYS BLOOM AGAIN
1/10/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: PAT JEANNE DAVIS

DECISION IN THE CROSSROAD
1/8/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MEREDITH SAGE KENDALL

EYES FRONT
1/6/2020 10:51:00 AM  by: TERRI MAIN

MISSING DEPOSITS
1/3/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: LEEANN BETTS

HOPE FOR A NEW YEAR
1/1/2020 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING'
12/30/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

IN AN INSTANT
12/27/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: TRACY WAINWRIGHT

THE PURPOSE REVEALED
12/25/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

SANTA'S RELUCTANT HELPER
12/23/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

IMPERFECT SNOWFLAKES
12/20/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: T.E. BRADFORD

COUNTERFEIT DETECTORS
12/18/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DONNA SCHLACTER (aka LEENN BETTS)

THE PURSUIT OF WEALTH
12/16/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

THREE FRENCH HENS
12/13/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINORE BURKARD

A BABY FOR CHRISTMAS
12/11/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

VANQUISHING THE CHRISTMAS BLUES
12/9/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

RESTORING CHRISTMAS
12/6/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE ARDUINI

SARA'S SURPRISE
12/4/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIS

GRANDMAS THEN VS GRANDMAS NOW
12/2/2019 3:41:00 PM  by: GAIL SATTLER

MY GOOD SON
11/29/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DONNA DeLORETTA BREANNAN

STAYING FOCUSED
11/27/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

TECHNO BLUES
11/25/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FOREVER LATELY
11/22/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINORE BURKARD

GOD'S DO-OVERS
11/20/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

ADAPT OR DIE
11/18/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE TICKET
11/15/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

NEVER TIRED
11/13/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

CREAMING
11/11/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MISSING PIECES
11/8/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINSEY BRACKETT

IS IT FAITH OR TRUST
11/6/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DAVALYNN SPECER

When our Get Up and Go Gets Up and Goes
11/4/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CONFLICT AVOIDANCE
11/1/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIAS

PRACTICALLY MARRIED
10/30/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KARIN BEERY

LIFE IS THE ADVENTURE
10/28/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

CASSANDRA AND THE COWBOY
10/25/2019 2:12:00 PM  by: JANINE MICK WILLS

THE BANE OF INDECISION
10/23/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

MY LIFE AS A BARCODE
10/21/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

UNWRAPPING HOPE
10/18/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SANDRA ARDOIN

THE VALLEY OF LIFE: FROM PROMISE TO FULFILLMENT
10/16/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE QUEST FOR THIN
10/14/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FOOTPRINTS ON HER HEART
10/11/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: ANGELA BREIDENBACH

EACH NEW SUNRISE
10/9/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

THE AMERICAN DREAM
10/7/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: ANGELA BREIDENBACH

"Indian Attack"
10/4/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Lynne Tagawa

REFLECTIONS ON MOTHERHOOD
10/2/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Marianne Wood

FROM GOLDEN YEARS TO GOLDEN BELLS
9/30/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

Dreams Deferred
9/27/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

THE CHORDS THAT BIND MY MEMORIES
9/23/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

A NEW YORK YANKEE ON STINKING CREEK
9/20/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: CAROL MCCLAIN

JUST BE STILL
9/16/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

JOY AFTER NOON
9/13/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAY A LITTLE ATTENTION
9/11/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: TRINA BESSER MATOUS

Match Made in Heaven: A Novella
9/6/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE ARDUINI

PENTAGON QUILTS:COMFORTERS
9/4/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: CLEO LAMPOS

PRINCE CHARMING, SPIDERS, AND CHEMO
9/2/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

THE MASTER'S PLAN
8/30/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: STEPHANY TULLIS

IT IS NOT IN ME
8/28/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: ADAM BLUMER

GRAY IS GRAND
8/26/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LOREE PEERY

SONG OF SUGAR SANDS
8/23/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DEBRA COLEMAN JETER

COCKROACHES AND LIGHT
8/21/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

A GOOD QUESTION
8/19/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: GEORGE CARGILL

LOVE'S ALLEGIANCE
8/16/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT

SEE? GOOD.
8/14/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

LOVING THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION
8/12/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: ERIN UNGER

WRITING THE PAST: THE DUST BOWL
8/9/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: CLEO LAMPOS

EXPERIENCING GOD'S LOVE IN A BROKEN WORLD
8/7/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: ROY AND DEB HAGGERTY

MAKING PRETTY THINGS
8/5/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHY MCKINSEY

THE STREET SINGER
8/2/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHLEEN NEELY

PLUG INTO GOD'S POWER
7/31/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHY COLLARD MILLER

ARE YOU TOO OLD TO BECOME AN AUTHOR
7/29/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: HARRY WEGLEY

JANUS JOURNALS
7/26/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: H. L. WEGLEY

ENJOY THE MEAL
7/22/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MARTIN WILES

DRIVING ON FLAT TIRES
7/22/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: BARBARA BRITTON

WHERE I WAS PLANTED
7/19/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: HEATHER NORMAN SMITH

WAITING FOR THE TEST
7/17/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MELISSA HENDERSON

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
7/15/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

TO THE RESCUE A SHORT STORY
7/12/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: PAT JEANNE DAVIS

THE LEAST OF THESE
7/10/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHLEEN NEELY

KEEPING IT FRESH
7/8/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: WANDA O. HOT

SUMMER PLANS AND OTHER DISASTERS
7/5/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KARIN BEERY

MY COMFORTER SAW IT COMING
7/3/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: MEREDITH KENDALL

OVERFLOWING WITH BLESSINGS
7/1/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: CLEO LAMPOS

AND THEN BLOOMS LOVE
6/28/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SALLY JO PITTS

IN THE MONEY
6/26/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Leeann Betts

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE
6/24/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JO MASSARO

AMMO (An Original Shorty Story)
6/21/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JENNIFER HALLMARK

BLESSINGS IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
6/19/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: GAIL PALLOTTA

GOLDEN GIRL
6/17/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: PAT JEANNE DAVIS

POWER UP
6/14/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JESSIE MATTIS

BOOKENDS
6/12/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHLEEN NEELY

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
6/10/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: CLEO LAMPOS

THE PINK BONNET
6/7/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LIZ TOLSMA

UNDERGROUND
6/5/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

Food, Families, and Fond Memories
6/3/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

KATELYN'S CHOICE
5/31/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIAS

THE POWER OF LOVE
5/29/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LISA SIMONDS

HOSEA'S HEART
5/24/2019 2:51:00 PM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

FOR THOSE OVER FIFTY-FIVE
5/20/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JUNE FOSTER

FAITH AND HOPE
5/17/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: AMY R. ANGUISH

A CONVENIENT COMPASSION
5/15/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: DONNA SCHLACHTER

NEXT GENERATION
5/13/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: KATHLEEN NEELY

FALLEN LEAF
5/10/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

TONGUE-TAMING 101
5/8/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIAS

Mimi and Bop
5/6/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Melissa Henderson

GRACE & LAVENDER
5/3/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: HEATHER NORMAN SMITH

WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION
5/1/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: HEATHER SMITH

NEVER TO OLD TO START OVER
4/29/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU

JULIA
4/26/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: VICKIE MCDONOUGH

R and I
4/24/2019 1:00:00 PM  by: JULIE COSGROVE

AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE
4/22/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: BARRY NAPIER

KATELYN'S CHOICE
4/19/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SUSAN G. MATHIAS

MY SINAI SAGA
4/17/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: JARM DEL BOCCIO

THE WRITER'S CALLING
4/15/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: SHERRI STEWART

When Valleys Bloom Again
4/12/2019 1:00:00 AM  by: Pat Jeanne Davis

You Asked for It
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