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 […]

I’m Hiding

Been looking for me? Just like Gideon, I’ve been hiding out. My enemies are enormous and devouring. Those who hear the whispers of God know that when we follow the Lord’s directives, we often have a target pasted on our foreheads. This morning God whispers to me; “Cease your struggle, Ann.” You see, I’ve been […]

What? I Love Myself More Than My Children?

My three year old bolted like a charging horse into his Sunday school classroom. I snuggled my soon-to-be toddler closer, shut my eyes, and headed toward the nursery. One hour of peace. Praise the Lord. Naptime the next day, I closed the bedroom door on my sleeping boys and had similar thoughts. Two hours of […]

Trust Not in a Big Blue Car

  Big blue tank, alias 1977 Ford LTD, died again and the automatic brakes couldn’t stop her. Without brakes the steering wheel locked. And, of course, I was traveling downhill toward the carport. The distant barbed wire fence, pasture, and pond seemed to be my upcoming, soft landing. As the hood of Big Blue gained […]

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 […]

Author of Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word, Rebekah Beene

Featuring a Clark County, AR Author/Speaker   Rebekah and I would love to give away one of her devotionals to three people. (Two hard copies and one Kindle version will be available.)Would you like a chance to win a copy of her book in a fair and random drawing? All you have to do is enter a comment […]

Dangling from the Top

Moving in faith. A choice? I do believe so. Whopper-sized challenges appear to be my destiny. I am not alone, though. Might as well start your climb, friend. Each foothold and stretch, God’s got you. The reward? Sitting with Him in heavenly places. Every believer’s destiny. Every believer’s reward. Need a little inspiration? Some climbs […]

Author Ron Smith MD, A Mere Christian

What a pleasure to have an old and dear friend with me today. Ron and I grew up in the same community and attended the same high school. His wife, Stacy Morris, was in my graduating class. When our children were very small, we lived in another small Arkansas town with Ron and Stacy. Both of […]

Dare to Hope: He Hears You

When waiting for one of our children to come home from overseas, the adoption agency told us we’d have to travel from our home in the Deep South to Chicago, Illinois. Our child’s plane would fly into O’Hare. We had no financial means to do this travel. A year passed while we prayed that somehow God […]

Interview with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas Author Rose Johnson, God Me and Sweet Ice Tea

My guest today is devotional writer, Rose Chandler Johnson. I was introduced to God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea before I actually met Rose on Facebook. Her thoughts inspired me then, but they especially do now that I’ve spent time with her. Would you like a chance to win a copy of God Me and […]

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