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Eight Takeaways from BlogHer ’14

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
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The Viscount – Chapter Four

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
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In Brittany

Happy Bastille Day everyone! We’re going to the beach to see the fireworks tonight, although it’s going to be late. It stays light until nearly 11:00. I’ve written about Bretagne
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The Viscount – Chapter Three

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:
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A Fountain of Tears

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Once upon a time, there were two couples that were friends - Lin & Barry and Mark & Diane. They were such good friends, they said that they would take care of each other’s children should anything happen to either couple. Mark and
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Posted in Exhortation, Faith, God's Love

Gluten-Free Flatbread Crackers

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

Surrender

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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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Posted in Family, The Lady, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

A Family Post

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I have a faith post and a food post that I want to do, but there’s enough family news (and more) to make it a priority. Juliet got bangs. She’s quickly leaving the baby girl years and is heading into
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Posted in Family, The Dog, The Garden, The Kids

Six Châteaux on the Loire: Chambord

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Chambord is pronounced shahm-bore, and it’s probably the most prestigious château in the Loire Valley. It’s certainly the largest, boasting 440 rooms, 365 windows, 282 fireplaces, 83 staircases, as well as the many turrets and dormer windows. Chambord was seldom inhabited, and
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Posted in France, Tourism

Summer Rice Salad

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I tried rice salad for the first time when I came to France. I don’t think I realised such a thing existed, nor would I have considered it fit for a complete meal. But now . . . add a
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Posted in Food, Soups, Sides & Salads

My First Vlog Ever!

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Alright, it’s not really a vlog – (for non-blogging friends, this means video log) – it’s an interview. Rod Jetton, author of Christian non-fiction book, Success Can Kill You, did a review of my book here. And he liked it well enough
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Posted in Faith, Family, The Lady, The Word

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

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