The Third Way

The Third Way

A couple weeks ago at Bible study, we were talking about our reactions to things like aggression and violence done to us or our families. We saw, of course, the human response--"hurt my kids and I'll go all mama-bear on you." And then we dwelled a while on the responses of communities who choose...

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Holiday Book Buying Guide 2020

Holiday Book Buying Guide 2020

This has been a pretty crazy year. As the holidays are upon us, you may be looking for a book for a friend, child, family member, or yourself...My assistant Rachel and I are here are some of our favorites this year!This year I was struck with the call to be more purposeful in my love for people of...

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Holiday History ~ Merry Vs. Happy

Holiday History ~ Merry Vs. Happy

Have you ever wondered why in America we say "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Christmas," when "happy" is the wish of choice for other holidays? Experts don't completely agree on the why of this, but they have some good ideas. First of all, the history. We can date the term "Merry Christmas"...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a wonderful week, and that my fellow Americans enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday. I'm taking this week off from blogging to spend time with the family and get some fun things ready for my big sale. (Christmas boxes!) And also returning to Pittsburgh...

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Being Thankful…Especially Now

Being Thankful…Especially Now

In the U.S., we have one week until Thanksgiving. I won't be posting on the day itself as I normally would on a Thursday, so I wanted to share some thoughts on it now. Something to help us all get our minds contemplating the purpose as we move into Thanksgiving week. It's been a difficult year....

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Word of the Week – Cornucopia

Word of the Week – Cornucopia

We probably all know that cornucopia literally means "horn of plenty," from the Latin.  And it's been a traditional symbol of Thanksgiving and a fruitful harvest since...well...forever. But do you know the actual history of it? I didn't! The story of the cornucopia actually dates all the way back...

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The Day That Changed Everything…and Nothing

The Day That Changed Everything…and Nothing

If we lived a hundred years ago, my son would be dead. That's something that has haunted me this last month. I can't tell you how many times, as I write historical fiction, that I wish I lived in a different time, or could at least experience it. But I can't wish that anymore, if ever I really...

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Word of the Week – Monster

Word of the Week – Monster

A couple weeks ago as Halloween stuff was everywhere, my family was talking one night about the word monster and where it might have come from. We were musing that since it ends in -ster, and -ster usually indicates "someone who does a particular task" (like spinster is one who spins, mobster is...

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Hope and the Image of God

Hope and the Image of God

I've recently begun listening to a really great (specialized) podcast called "Juicebox," from a dad of a Type 1 Diabetic. Many years ago he started a blog called "Arden's Day," back in the day when there weren't any others, and he is now one of the best-known voices about T1D. I found it so...

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Word of the Week – Story

Word of the Week – Story

I'm sure we've all noticed that history and story look mighty similar. Well, for good reason--they're both taken directly from the same French word, estoire or estorie,which came in turn from Latin and Greek. The literal meaning is "a chronicle of events," and has been the meaning pretty much...

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About Me

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary.