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Eight Takeaways from BlogHer ’14

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I told myself that this would be my last BlogHer. It’s difficult to justify the expense when I am not speaking or serving in any kind of official capacity - even if I’m sharing a hotel room and using my husband’s frequent flyer

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The Viscount – Chapter Four

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Hi folks! It’s our last day in Brittany, and then we head back home in a whirlwind two days before I leave again (on my own) to visit my sister and go to BlogHer. So I’m not online much these

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The Viscount – Chapter Three

This one is a little nicer - closer up, and a view from the side.

Hi folks! I’m on vacation and don’t have much Internet over here. But I managed to pull off Chapter 3. If you’re new to the story, you can start here: On Chapter One. THE VISCOUNT OF MAISON LAFFITTE CHAPTER THREE

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The Viscount of Maison Laffitte – Ch 2

And here is where you actually enter - from the back.

THE VISCOUNT OF MAISON LAFFITTE CHAPTER TWO (chapter one is here) The morning sun streamed through the tall windows of the Chateau of Maison Laffitte, and the small square window panes made a checkered pattern of sunlight on the wooden

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Um. Chapter One?

And here is where you actually enter - from the back.

So . . . uh . . . (laughs nervously). Here is Chapter One. All feedback appreciated. And I hope I can really see this through and not get tangled in the plot, taking a readership down with me. (I do have it

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Gluten-Free Flatbread Crackers


I have a recipe for delicious flatbread crackers that are naturally gluten-free. I got the idea from growing up watching my mom make Indian parathas, and then from making communion bread with my teammate Kara in East Africa, where matzoh

Posted in Appetizers, Bread & Breakfast, Food, Tout le Reste (Everything else), Tutorials



I am exhausted today. We have students staying with us for a few weeks from our church in Atlanta, and one of them is waiting for her lost luggage to be delivered to our house. Since I’m the French-speaking contact, I got a

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Spiritual Fasting

A Biblical Fast

A couple of years ago, my husband and I started doing forty-day fasts, and we’ve been doing them about twice a year ever since. It’s not that we don’t eat at all for forty days; but on any given fast,

Posted in Faith, Teaching, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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