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Courage

Be of Good Cheer!

The holidays can be stressful and this year has been full of difficult situations for everyone. I believe that the Bible has messages that are valid for us today. Consider 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verses 8 – 10. 8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9

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We’re off on a grand adventure.

We are in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland.  For some it would be the trip of a lifetime, but since we come here a couple of times a year, the trip doesn’t have that same sense of the unknown.  Don’t get me wrong, we love it here.  We meet with our friends and relations.  It is

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I want to be brave.

I see examples of bravery all around me.  A friend fighting cancer again, others watching loved ones go through difficult things.  Loved ones have passed away or lost their homes to terrible fires.  I wonder in my heart – Could I face that?  Could I have the grace and strength that they exhibit? I really

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Can I go on?

Nick loves to sing.  He has memorized hundreds of songs and sometimes he is like a human juke box, singing one song after another, end to end.  This musical feast can get interrupted.  Arden or I might receive a phone call, or there is something we need to talk about or we arrive at our

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What do you want to be?

Sometimes I feel stuck.  It seems that my life is passing me by and I don’t see that there are other choices I can make. Nick is so excited that Halloween is coming up.  It is not just the opportunity to go trick-or-treating that he looks forward to.  He loves the costumes.  He is currently

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Sometimes it does take a village!

I have heard this African proverb quoted many times.  It is so popular now that we can just say, “it takes a village” and others will understand that we are talking about community, cooperation and group responsibility. This past week we experienced this.  We had friends staying with us at our home in Donegal and as

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What I want to be when I grow up.

This week we attended our grandson’s graduation from Pre-School.  Everyone in his class is moving on to kindergarten.  It was a big deal for everyone, the kids, the parents, family members, and the teachers.  The best part for me was when the head teacher introduced each child.  What she did was incredible.  She had asked

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Last night in Florence.

Tonight was wonderful.  We walked the streets of Florence and had a wonderful dinner.  Talking for hours, we finished the evening sitting in the roof garden at the top of our hotel.  Arden and I felt like we were a long way from home and then we saw a small bar called the “Burian Bar.” 

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Wait! Stop! I got on the wrong ride.

When I was a young mom, I was not naïve; I knew that life has it ups and downs.  I expected a Merry-Go-Round, and got a Roller-Coaster. I thought that my life would go up and down, up and down, in gentle expected cycles of highs and lows.  I didn’t anticipate the sudden terrifying plunges,

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To be or not to be? Your choice!

It seems that there are daily opportunities for me to become offended.  Bad drivers in traffic stress me out, people in grocery store lines say rude things, phone solicitation sales personnel try and scam me , the list goes on and on.  In each of these situations I can easily rationalize or justify my strong

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.