Today I’m sharing a guest post by Sheila Seiler Lagrand: Sheila Seiler Lagrand, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. As an undergraduate at the University of California, San Diego, she studied anthropology and literature with an emphasis in writing. Currently she blogs at sheilalagrand.com. Sheila is a member…

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Today I’m pleased to welcome Kathi Macias to my blog. I’ve enjoyed reading some of Kathi’s books and in August Kathi invited me to join her as an author in her Kathi Macias 12 Days of Christmas Series. Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others.…

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Writers are challenged to condense each story down to a one or two sentence tag line. What would be your “tagline” for Christmas? In other words, what does Christmas mean to you? If the pretty lights, snow, times with family and friends, baking, tasty treats, and frantic shopping disappeared, would it still be Christmas? This…

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Today I’m happy to welcome my friend, Marcia Lee Laycock, as my guest. For more of Marcia’s writing go to http://marcialeelaycock.com/ Marcia says: For the past thirty some years, I’ve been a pastor’s wife, mother of three girls, caretaker of two dogs, two cats and sundry fish, and oh, yes, a freelance writer. The writing began…

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Usually I’m one of those super organized people who has a Christmas letter written by the first of December, Christmas baking done by the second week of December, Christmas shopping completed…you get the picture. This has been a different December for me in several ways. None of the usual preparation was completed. In fact, it…

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I was rinsing dishes my youngest son was washing for the third time because he didn’t get them clean the first two times. In my mind I was reluctantly going over my “to do” list for the day—washing clothes, folding clothes, baking, cleaning, cooking …. The phone rang. It was Marie. She wanted to talk…

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