Ann Cooper McCauley

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are Your Words Like Fire?

The more we write, the more words fall into place just when we need them. Practice does make perfect. When I started out, I read many professionals who said, “Just write. Every day.” Having a creative personality, I didn’t understand this. I only wanted to write when inspired. But evenutally the demands of writing will […]

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