Ann Cooper McCauley

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I Can’t Get It Right

  “I told you! Clean this room. I’m going to have an aneurism for heaven’s sake!” God, they never listen. I don’t mean to yell all the time, but they won’t change. No matter the reward system—no matter the work of instilling pride in them for what they own and how to take care of […]

Honeycomb and the Secrets of Connection

Though I may write in my home office, a solitary space, I need connections with real people, especially other believers and other writers. Have you noticed it’s difficult to find time for both? Like you, I’m busy as a bee most days, but the internet and social media have afforded new ways for me to […]

What’s in a Name? Everything

A couple weeks ago my agent told me she was rereading Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive. Familiar with John Eldredge’s book, Wild at Heart, I listened with great interest. Diana told me about the part in his book where John asks the Father to reveal who he is and what […]

I’m an Expert

Bet that title made you want to read on. Don’t I sound arrogant? Well, I can assure you, I never wanted to become an expert at so many things. My mini-van wove in and out between semi-trucks, like playing checkers. I’d zoom ahead and a truck would pull into my lane and block me. I’d […]

GIANTS and How to Slay Them

My guest today is Rose Chandler Johnson. I was reading through some of Rose’s blog posts, Write Moments with God, and was struck by this one. As writers we face giants. My giant today wanted to rob me of creativity. How about you? Are you a melancholy, artistic type, and your productivity seems often hinged on a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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