A Storytelling People

A Storytelling People

We are a storytelling people. It only takes a look at modern society to see the truth of it. Our advertisements, our movies, our books, our games...we love them and are persuaded by them not because they tell us facts or make promises. We are persuaded and enchanted when they tell us a story we...

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Word of the Week – Utopia

Word of the Week – Utopia

I daresay we all know what I mean when I say the word Utopia, right. It's a perfect society. We all know it's pretty much mythical, much like the one Socrates outlines in "The Republic." And we probably also know the word was coined by Thomas Moore when he wrote a book with that title. But did you...

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Fruit

Fruit

Not going too far back for today's throwback post...Revisiting FRUIT. Original Post Published February 27, 2020. We love fruit in our family. Fresh fruit, canned fruit, dried fruit, jammed fruit, fruit from our own garden, or fruit from the other side of the world. We love citrus fruit, stone...

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Word of the Week – Parable and Parabola

Word of the Week – Parable and Parabola

Did you ever pause to consider that parable and parabola come from the same root? I don't think I've ever really thought about it, until my husband brought it up the other day. He was talking about parables and used the adjective parabolic to describe it...and then paused and said, "Huh, that's...

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The Mismatched

The Mismatched

A little throwback post today...Talking about the mismatched Original Post Published June 2, 2016. When I got married, I filled out a registry. A wish list. It had on it all the things one would expect–dishes and cookware, sheets and towels. All of them, sets. Matching. Off-white plates with...

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Word of the Week – Postmodern

Word of the Week – Postmodern

Today's Word of the Week actually came in as a special request...and I admit it's a word I've always just shrugged off too. What, exactly, do people mean when they toss around postmodern or postmodernism in their conversations? Turns out, the word can mean different things depending on what it's...

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Where Risk and Faith Meet

Where Risk and Faith Meet

I want to talk today about where risks and faith meet. And how we walk the line between "foolish for Christ" and just foolish. I'm not saying I have all the answers on where that line is...but I am saying we all need to ask the questions, and I think I've seen a good indicator of what those...

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Word of the Week – Smithereens

Word of the Week – Smithereens

My mom sent me this one, so of course I had to look into it! I found the explanation pretty quick, but nevertheless enlightening, so let's take a look! Smithereens dates from 1810 and has always meant "small fragments." No surprise there. But where does it come from? This is the interesting part....

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Announcing…Shadowed Loyalty!

Announcing…Shadowed Loyalty!

I'm apparently in a season of sharing book news instead of my usual Thursday musings. 😉 And today I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about a book that will be coming out next May, called Shadowed Loyalty. So, let's rewind about, oh, 13 years. It was the summer when my son was 6 months...

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Word of the Week – Dunce

Word of the Week – Dunce

I looked up the word dunce during my marathon writing session for the final book in the Secrets of the Isles trilogy, just to make sure I hadn't been using it for years when I shouldn't have been (because those sneak in!), and I was fascinated at what I learned! It had certainly been around long...

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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.