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Writing, Reading, and Rural Life With a Border Collie

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Readers Write

On The Fourth Thursday:

“What a beautifully written article, Christine, (sic) about your Thanksgiving memories that are so wrapped up in Thanksgiving.”
— Teri

“Wow.  I loved that story about wherever you are on Thanksgiving, you are home.  What the author said was sad, about all the relatives being gone and  how she misses them the most during November and December.  I think a lot of us can relate to that story.  The baby boomers are all grown up and we are  losing our loved ones.  I guess we never truly lose them as long as we keep them close in our hearts.  I wish for all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas if you celebrate it.”
— Patti

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“The Fourth Thursday”

The Fourth Thursday – my Thanksgiving-themed short was recently featured in Heartwarmers and Warm Fuzzy Stories.







I just wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed your memories of Thanksgiving.  I am Canadian and we celebrate in October but we still have the same great memories.  This year my mom and I drove five hours to be with my sister, her husband and her three sons, my three nephews.  I have watched them grow since the days they were born and being young men now they are not always home at the same time.  It was sooo much fun.  When I am having a hard time about something, I just have to look at some pics of that weekend and the memories are so rich and full and the smile comes back.  Thanks for sharing.”
– Heather in the Okanagan, BC

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The “Yellow Wood”

Welcome to my bookish blog!

If this blog looks or sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because I originally launched this puppy in the fall of 2009.  Then I got pulled away into other interests and avenues.  Coming back (better late than never), I re-christened the title to something more melodic and slightly enigmatic, which suits me fine.  I’m also playing with an updated look.

By way of background, I jumped into the blogosphere in 2007 and currently manage/administrate six other blogs, each with its own distinct focus and flavour.  Topics range from biblical womanhood and children’s ministry to politics, simple church, and biblical equality. Frankly, with six other “kids” to mind, the last thing I needed was another blog!

But the inquiries kept coming.  The prompts and nudges. “Your web site’s fine,” people would say, “but it’s not a dialogue or a conversation.”  Or, “When are you going to do a blog about your books and other stuff?”  Seems that something was missing: a blog devoted to and focused on writing.  It’s who I am, and what I do.

So there you have it.  This “yellow wood” is where my “roads diverge.”  If you have any questions, feel free to chime in.

Thanks for joining me on the journey.