Word of the Week – Problematic

Word of the Week – Problematic

Did you know that the most-used definition of problematic--namely, "constituting or causing difficulty"--only dates from around the 1960s?? I didn't! But as it turns out, that use is directly taken from a word coined for use in sociology. So what, you may ask, did the word mean before that? Well,...

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What We’ve Been Reading – January 2021

What We’ve Been Reading – January 2021

Welcome to a New Year! We are kicking off this year with a book release! Dreams of Savannah released on January 5th and if you haven't snagged a copy yet, you can order a SIGNED copy from my shop HERE! And...coming in May 2021 is the launch of a brand new series. You can preorder The Nature of a...

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Love the Sinner

Love the Sinner

Love the sinner, hate the sin. You've heard this saying. I know you have. I've been hearing it all my life, and in its truest sense, it's right. We are certainly called to hate sin. And we are certainly called the love everyone, neighbors and enemies alike. That includes sinners. But what does...

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Word of the Week – Martial

Word of the Week – Martial

Unlike mercurial of last week, martial is a word I use plenty--I imagine we all do. And I even knew where this one came from, LOL. Martial means "warlike; pertaining to war" and for good reason--it comes from the Roman god Mars, the god of war. What I didn't realize was that much like jovial and...

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Do We Look Like This?

Do We Look Like This?

Tomorrow is the inauguration here in the US. And the word tense doesn't begin to describe the state of America right now. I don't know your political stance or who you voted for. I don't need to know. But if you're reading my blog, chances are pretty good that you're a Christ-follower. So no...

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Word of the Week – Mercurial

Word of the Week – Mercurial

Ready for the next installment of our "adjectives from mythology" series? Today we're taking a look at a word I honestly don't use very often. In fact, if one of my kids were to ask, "What does mercurial mean?" I probably would have given them a look and said, "Why don't you look it up?" Ahem. ;-)...

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Seeing the Story

Seeing the Story

I've always believed that stories change the world. This is no surprise--it is, in fact, one of the reasons I love writing novels, editing novels, publishing novels, and designing covers for novels. I believe in the power of fiction to touch hearts and tug on souls. But it's also a power that is...

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Word of the Week – Jovial

Word of the Week – Jovial

For the next couple weeks, I'm going to do a little mini-series on some adjectives we have that are based on the names of ancient mythological gods. As I was reading through a list of some of these, I found it so fascinating! So we'll start off with Zeus. Now, I know what you're thinking--I don't...

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Holiday History ~ Good King Wenceslas

Holiday History ~ Good King Wenceslas

I don't know about you, but I always enjoy learning about the true story behind things like songs, poems, and stories...much like the one that goes along with the carol "Good King Wenceslas." This song is based on the famous life of a Bohemian duke, Wenceslaus I (known in Czech as Svatý Václav)....

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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.