Ann Cooper McCauley

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When Christmas Hurts

December 1957: The phone call drove my grandmother to her knees. Her lungs emptied in a gasp as she collapsed on the hardwood floor. Her only sibling, a brother— dead. World War II had not killed him, but a drunk driver did. Four fatherless children wailed when they got the news. December 1958: My grandfather […]

Sandra Ardoin, Author of The Yuletide Angel, Heritage Beacon Publishers an Imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Sandy is a special friend of mine. Not only is she one of The Pencil Box Crew, clients of Diana Lee Flegal at Hartline Literary Agency, but she is a valued critique partner. I am thrilled to see Sandy’s first inspirational book released and available for the Christmas season. Sandy and I are giving away […]

Pregnant: The Adoption of Megan, Special Segment

Twenty-eight years ago my husband, Randy, addressed an envelope to Holt International Children’s Services, stuffed a check into the folded application for adoption, sealed it, and deposited it on the entertainment center to wait on God. Taking me tenderly by the shoulders, he whispered, “I believe you, Ann, when you say you’ve heard from God, […]

Joyful Christmas Season! Chosen One

Chosen One “Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my Chosen One, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon Him.He will bring justice to the nations.”  Isaiah 42:1 God is the author of an awesome non-fiction. The Bible, with its intertwined stories, development of compelling characters, and all-central theme of restoration […]

Joyful Christmas Season! The True Light

The True Light The one who is The True Light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.  John 1:9 (NLT) My fingers grasped air as my eighteen-month-old granddaughter dashed from my side. She expected me to give chase through the house—a game she loves to play.  Barreling around the living room sofa, […]

Joyful Christmas Season! God’s Unspeakable Gift

God’s Unspeakable Gift The baby exited the womb, silent. The doctor brought the firstborn, bathed in blood, to the mother’s side. The child never breathed outside her mother’s womb. Stillborn. This baby never kicked, never flailed, never cooed, never suckled. As the mother stared into the dim light of recovery, an all consuming weakness threaded […]

Joyful Christmas Season!

Diadem of Beauty “In that day the LORD of Hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people…” (Isaiah 28:5 NKJV)  Isaiah is a personal favorite of mine. God has used this book of the Bible to speak to me on many occasions. The book is […]