On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

Published in the Rains County Leader on March 21, 2017:

Traditional wisdom tells us that one human year is equal to seven dog years and that the ratio is even higher for cats; however, the Internet says something entirely different. When Kitty came to live with us in June of 2015, we guessed that she was born around May 15. That means she is approaching her second birthday, but I wanted to find out how old she was in “cat years.” According to various age calculators for cats, she is anywhere from early teens to late twenties. I guess we’ll say she’s two years old and leave it at that. Read the rest of this entry »

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch in three days. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

shame

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Blessings,

Linda

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch in four days. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

Grief

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Blessings,

Linda

 

The crowdfunding campaign for Tatia’s Tattoo will launch Thursday, March 23. Tatia’s Tattoo is Christian fiction about the horror of human trafficking in small-town America.

Daddy ran over a bomb

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Blessings,

Linda

Cover coming soonBefore my first novel, Tatia’s Tattoo, became a file in my computer, I knew sex trafficking existed. But in my narrow perspective, this unspeakable crime was limited to the back alleys of foreign countries or a few mega-cities in the U.S. Orphans were snatched from a hopeless existence and forced into something even worse.

Then, one Sunday evening, a couple visited our church from a town about fifty miles away from my home. They had founded an organization whose mission statement reads, in part: to bring hope to teens silenced by sex trafficking and exploitation in the United States. Talk about a wake-up call! Not only was sex trafficking not limited to faraway places, it was not limited to nameless, faceless children who lived in another reality. It was happening to girls – and sometimes boys – just like the children and grandchildren of my friends and neighbors, the children I saw every week at church or in the grocery store – or at camp. Read the rest of this entry »

Published in the Rains County Leader on March 14, 2017:

DaffodilsSpring doesn’t officially arrive for another few days, but the East Texas vegetation doesn’t seem to care. The daffodils came and went several weeks ago, and although I haven’t seen any yet, I’ve heard that the bluebonnets are in bloom. Blooms are popping out on a lot of the trees, and many of the others are taking on that pale yellowish, green color of fresh, new leaves. Read the rest of this entry »

Published in the Rains County Leader on March 7, 2017:

Binge-watchingDavid and I didn’t do much this weekend. It’s not that we accomplished nothing of value. We went to Home Group on Friday night, we met friends for breakfast on Saturday, and we went to church and a baked potato lunch on Sunday. I did a little laundry, David cleaned both of Kitty’s litter boxes, and I learned to make a book trailer on my computer. Other than that, we binged.

I know what you’re thinking, but we didn’t settle in with packages of Oreos and gallons of Blue Bell. Instead, we spent many hours watching Defiance, a science fiction western series. Read the rest of this entry »

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