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FATHER TO SON RESPONSIBILITY by T. M. Brown
Saturday, June 6, 2020 by Patti Shene

Featured Book:  Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest

Author:  T. M. Brown

Publisher:  Southern Fried Karma LLC/Hearthstone Press

Genre:  Southern; Small-town/Rural Fiction; Christian Mystery/Suspense

Series:  Shiloh Mystery Series

Audience:  Adults

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR T.M. BROWN TO PATTI’S PORCH AS FATHER’S DAY APPROACHES, T.M. SHARES WISDOM ABOUT THE RELATIONSHP BETWEEN FATHERS AND SON BASED ON BIBLICAL TRUTH.

 

 

 

T.M. IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A SIGNED PRINT COPY OF PURGATORY, A PROGENY’S QUEST.

 

 

 

FATHER TO SON RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

 

by

 

 

 

T. M. Brown

 

 

 

Listen, [my] sons, to a fathers discipline, and pay attention so that you may gain understanding, for I am giving you good instruction. Dont abandon my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender and precious to my mother, he taught me and said: Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live. Get wisdom, get understanding; dont forget or turn away from the words of my mouth…” Proverbs 4:1-5 (HCSB)

 

What our country needs today is more fathers involved and engaged in their families. Sons need strong role models to guide them as they grow and mature in the important stages of their life. However, sadly, many families today are forced to develop without a father active in the daily lives of the children. Mothers are left alone to raise the children and are overwhelmed and ill-equipped to provide the fathers role to their children. The results are children who grow up without the solid foundation of parental support that God intended from the beginning of time.

 

 

 

Isnt it interesting that long before governments and nations were established, God ordained marriage and the raising of families as the foundation of society? Even the earliest nations were nothing more than extended families supporting one another for their common good and security. However, as government and religious institutions were established the pressure for power, prestige, and pleasure within these man-made institutions became far more important than maintaining Gods intended role of parents in the family setting. Society lost the connection of how a proper perspective on the power (influence and authority), prestige, and pleasure that the family relationship was intended to provide. Instead, men sacrificed their parental roles and responsibilities for the pursuit of the benefits of fleeting power, prestige, and pleasure that they believed come from climbing social and secular ladders. The applause of men became more important than the applause of their family members.

 

 

 

Additionally, in recent decades women have been included in the same pursuits as men and fallen prey to the social and secular pursuit of power, prestige, and pleasure that comes outside of the family. The definition of true success and the family has been further crippled as a result. The children have become the victims and paid the price, as mothers and fathers have shuffled their parental and familial responsibilities onto the shoulders of schools and churches and other social activities.

 

 

 

Speaking primarily to the fathers, you have a responsibility designed and established by God to be the role model for your sons (and daughters) to promote Gods will, ways, and wisdom found in His Word. Children desire and deserve the applause of their fathers. Your most important applause should come from the eager response of your children seeking our approval for what they do, say, and achieve.

 

 

 

America, what made us strong for many formidable decades was our agricultural family base, where multiple generations lived together on the farm supporting and encouraging each other. Everyone in the family shared in safeguarding the common good and security of the family members.

 

 

 

However, as America prospered and became more successful as an industrial society, families moved into the cities for the so-called better life,” the traditional family structure suffered. Add the information age we currently are in, and now we find our children engaged in social networks looking for their acceptance and applause. Their role models are celebrities in sports, music, and movies, and not their fathers or mothers.

 

 

 

Why? The answer is simpler than we realize: Our children need approval and guidance and are seeking it from convenient and welcoming connections outside of their family, such as social media because their parental role models are too busy pursuing their own lives.

 

 

 

Let us be reminded what God wants us to remember: When I was a son with my father, tender and precious to my mother, he taught me and said: Your heart must hold on to my words. Keep my commands and live. Get wisdom, get understanding; dont forget or turn away from the words of my mouth. Dont abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you; love her, and she will guard you.

 

T. M. Brown  Taken from my devotional blog at www.coachbrown.org

 

Visit TMBrownAuthor.com now that Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest completes the Shiloh Mystery Series — the three-book saga of Theo Phillips and his wife Liddy in time-lost Shiloh. Fatherhood plays a central role throughout the three stories, but in Purgatory, an orphaned teenager arrives in Shiloh seeking answers only to discover who her real father was.

 

 

 

“Downhome country fun at its finest. . . .

Here’s a story that will keep you reading throughout the wee hours.”

—JEDWIN SMITH, author of

I AM ISRAEL, Our Brother’s Keeper, and Fatal Treasure

 

“T. M. Brown’s characters are rich, the story is compelling . . . the language is clever and poetic. . . .

It is an extraordinary tale written by an exceptional author. I will read this book again.”

—RAYMOND L. ATKINS,

author of Set List, Sweetwater Blues, and Camp Redemption

 

"The long-awaited finale of the Shiloh Series doesn't disappoint. 

With barbecue, lightning bugs, and delightful dialogue.

 T.M. Brown delivers a gem of a southern novel to his faithful followers."

—RENEA WINCHESTER, author of Outbound Train

 

 

 

IndieBound’s online retail bookstore  https://bookshop.org/lists/shiloh-mystery-series-by-t-m-brown

This is where local community bookstores benefit from all purchases. It allows readers to buy books from home and still support bookstores. 

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A SIGNED PRINT COPY OF PURGATORY, A PROGENY’S QUEST BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

 

 

T. M. BROWN, Mike to family and friends, and his wife of over forty-five years, Connie, live near Newnan, GA. In 2014, Connie encouraged him to retire and write memorable stories as a legacy for their five grandchildren. Hence the quaint South Georgia town of Shiloh came into being with colorful and often quirky characters populating the idyllic, rural community. As he learned during his decades of travel throughout the South, even wholesome smalltowns are not free of conflict and scandal.

Sanctuary, the first of the Shiloh stories, launched April 2017, and became Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories (January 2018), the first in the Shiloh Mystery Series. Testament, An Unexpected Return followed in April 2018. Purgatory, A Progenys Quest concluded the Shiloh Mystery Series as of its launch in May 2020.

 

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Comments

Mike Brown From Grantville, GA At 6/17/2020 4:04:37 AM

Thank you, Clarice. Follow the link I provided in my previous comment and you will read an excerpt from Purgatory about Father's Day. The role of a father plays a central part in all three of my books, but more so in Purgatory. My books are also available on Amazon.

Clarice James From NH At 6/16/2020 2:16:51 PM

Your blog is quite apropos with Father's Day just around the corner. Sounds like a good book, too!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Clarice. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for Mike.

Mike Brown From Grantville GA At 6/13/2020 11:25:16 AM

https://mailchi.mp/1b60120c5d47/purgatorys-fathers-day-excerpt This link will provide a passage in Purgatory during a Fathers Day depicted in the story. You may find it interesting too.

Mike Brown From Grantville, GA At 6/8/2020 7:07:03 AM

Thank you Becky & Amre for your kind words. This post with Patti occurred on the same day as my latest book launched in my hometown of Newnan (Grantville is a small town on the outskirts of historic Newnan, the inspiration for Shiloh in my stories.

Amre From Idaho At 6/6/2020 2:17:41 PM

Wow, loved it! Great Biblical truths with a personal touch! How we need a return of the Word of God and its application at home, at school, at the office, in our communities, in our government, in our leaders -- EVERYWHERE!!! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Amre. So glad you stopped by and enjoyed Mike's post. I think he hit the nail right on the head! Blessings!

Becky M Van Vleet From Colorado At 6/6/2020 9:59:13 AM

This is so well stated, T.M. The decline of the family unit, I believe, is the root cause for crime and lack of morals in our country today. I appreciate you sharing the Biblical perspective and especially the Bible verses.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Becky. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I am in complete agreement. Blessings!

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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA D. MEYER
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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
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WHEN GOD SAYS "NO!"
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINE LINDSAY
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEANN BETTS
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Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
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WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR TANYA EAVENSON
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
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WELCOME AUTHOR KARIN BEERY
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA RUTH STRONG
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REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
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WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
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IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
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WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
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PERSPECTIVE
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
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WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WHY WE WAIT
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WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
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WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
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WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
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WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
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WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
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WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WHAT DO YOU MISS?
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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POINT TO POINT TO POINT
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
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REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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PLAY BALL!
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JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
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THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
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HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
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INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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Baby, It's Cold Outside!
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A Matter of Perspective
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Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
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Monopoly!
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welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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What Did You Mean By That?
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Wildlife Video
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My Best Reads of 2013
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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Good-bye to 2013
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Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Where are You Going This Advent Season?
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
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4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
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4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
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4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
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2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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2/3/2013

Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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Winter - Bah Humbug!
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1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
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1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
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1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
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Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
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Welcome Home!
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11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
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11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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11/13/2012

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