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Writing A Christmas Novel

Some of the best selling books happen at Christmas time or ones that focus on other holidays. I have written many Christmas romance novels. The one pictured was my first Love Inspired and Upon A Midnight Clear became a big seller and an award winner. People love books about those special times of year, and they stimulate […]

Mexican Brownie Bites

Do you like chocolate? Mexican food?

One of our Thanksgiving treats was my newest find, Mexican Brownie Bites. Our family loves Mexican food and so I thought that was a perfect addition to the other desserts we had for Thanksgiving. And I promised my FB friends that I would share the recipe. Mexican Brownie Bites These tangy desserts are baked in […]

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Collection

Christmas: Moments To Remember

Most of us are too young to remember these wonderful old days, but our grandmothers or great grandmothers will. These were the times of small towns, community, and people caring for people. At Christmas it meant chopping down a Christmas tree and decorating it with many homemade ornaments, such as: stringed popcorn or cranberries, adorned […]

Easter—Bread for the Body and Soul

A sandwich, two slices of bread and filling: ham and cheese, bologna and mustard, or the favorite, peanut butter and jelly, is a nourishing meal. What would we do without sandwiches? What would we do without bread? “Give us this day our daily bread,” we pray in the Lord’s Prayer. Indeed the Lord has and […]

Christmas and New Year Parties, Oh My!

When holidays roll around, we often want to take our scales and hide them in the closet until two weeks after Christmas and New Years. Every meal, every party, every event seems to be filled with fattening food that we can’t ignore. I’ve found my food intentions to use good sense somewhat sinks into oblivion […]

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The Spirit of Christmas

   Does this look like you during the Christmas season?  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, most people’s focus is on  tasks of the holiday season—gift buying and wrapping, Christmas cards, baking, party planning, scheduling time to visit friends and family, and the huge task of decorating your home inside and out. We’re all guilty of this, […]


Detroit Area: Music For Christmas

       Attention Music Lovers!  Save the date and begin your Christmas season with The Detroit Lutheran Singers! Featuring chorus selections from Handel’s Messiah, a variety of anthems and choruses for the Advent and Christmas season, and the concert finale Hallelujah! chorus, a concert with the Detroit Lutheran Singers is not to be missed this December. The […]


DETROIT LUTHERAN SINGERS — Christmas Concerts — Love to See You

Sing We Noel! Featuring favorite Christmas carols, including works and arrangements by Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Christiansen, Parker & Shaw, carol singing with the audience and an opportunity to join the Singers in the Hallelujah Chorus! I’m thrilled to be a member of this wonderful chorale that presents concerts all over the metro-Detroit area four times […]


Family Christmas Tradition – 12 Days of Christmas

I tried to put this on my site – but it’s not cooperating so if you’d like to hear the horrendous grand finale of our family’s rendition of the last verse of The Twelve Days of Christmas, here you go. You’ll find me there on seven swans a swimming. Trust me. Many of us can […]


Old and New Christ-focused Christmas Traditions

I’ve enjoyed sharing traditions with you this Christmas season. One of my families traditions is we don’t listen to Christmas music until the official day which is Thanksgiving Day. The radio makes that difficult but I found stations that didn’t play seasonal music until the “official” time. We’ve done this for years, and I love […]