Word of the Week – Decadent

Word of the Week – Decadent

Decadent. I don't know about you, but when I hear that word, I think of ooey-gooey chocolate ... maybe caramel ... something rich and satisfying and the highest heights of delightful. Turns out, I'm a victim of a 1970s-and-onward advertising hijack of the word. Advertisers seized the word and...

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Coming and Eternal

Coming and Eternal

We are officially in the Advent season. I love that this is the traditional beginning of the Church's year--the time we mark, waiting expectantly for Jesus. Living as we do so long after Him, we obviously know that He came...but we continue to pause and reflect and await Him, because we also know...

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Word of the Week – Authority

Word of the Week – Authority

Last week I took a look at the etymology of the word author (which you'd have thought I'd looked up long ago, right??), and I mentioned its interesting connection to the word authority...which is, of course, what we're looking at today! To be honest, I assumed that author came first, and that...

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My Unceasing Thanksgiving

My Unceasing Thanksgiving

"Why do I follow you? Because you are who you are, Lord, and because I rejoice in having been called by you. Let the swiftness of my feet in following you be my unceasing thanksgiving." ~ Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word When I read those words a few weeks ago, they resonated deep in my spirit. So...

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Word of the Week – Author

Word of the Week – Author

I can't believe I've never looked this one up before, but...clearly I hadn't, LOL. Because I was completely surprised to learn that author did not originally mean "writer." Did you know that?? Author has been in use in English since the mid-1300s, taken from the Latin auctor (via French), which...

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Shine Like the Stars

Shine Like the Stars

Those who are wise shall shineLike the brightness of the firmament,And those who turn many to righteousnessLike the stars forever and ever.~ Daniel 12:3 Having not grown up in churches that strictly follow the Liturgy, I didn't realize until recently that the Christian year actually begins with...

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Word of the Week – Temper

Word of the Week – Temper

Anyone else like to watch Forged in Fire? If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a competition show where smiths are forging knives. So fascinating! Watching that show has taught me that one of the most important things for steel is that it's well tempered. Yeah...important for people too, we just...

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Quiet Warriors

Quiet Warriors

One year ago, I shared about "The Day That Changed Everything...and Nothing" -- the day my son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. That day that, had we lived in the eras I so love to write about it, he would have died. I know I've mentioned this new life a few other times since, but I try not to...

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Word of the Week – Tennis Bracelet

Word of the Week – Tennis Bracelet

We recently celebrated my daughter's 16th birthday, and one of her requests was to get her ears pierced. I got mine done when I was five, but I actually stopped wearing earrings after high school and just never picked the habit back up...so I thought, "Oh, I'll go through my jewelry box" on her...

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Cover Reveal ~ Shadowed Loyalty

Cover Reveal ~ Shadowed Loyalty

Back in August I shared the announcement about Shadowed Loyalty, my 1920s Chicago story, that will be coming from Chrism Press in May of 2022. Well, not long after that, I had the joy of working on the cover for it! It isn't often that I get to design my own book covers, and while Chrism Press is...

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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.