About

About my blog:

Poetry – Words from my heart –
Letters to a Friend – Series about the inexhaustible love of God
Food and Cooking – My adventures in cooking
Memoirs – Incidents – current and from chapters of my life
Writing Fiction – Series about the craft of writing fiction
Buddy for David – My novel about a kidnapped boy, his family, and a dog that befriends

About Me:

Carol Ann and Steve - My new Husband - Married a year and a half already...

Carol Ann and Steve – Steve is my Husband – Married a year and a half already…

After a season of grief as a widow, my joy has returned, and my life has changed for the good. My prayer for a new husband was fulfilled. My novel, Buddy for David, found its publisher and is now in print.

God is good. I’ve learned, over many years, that trouble is temporary. Each morning is a new beginning, and each day that passes between trouble and joy is another sign that joy is coming. Never give up. God is faithful to perform His Word. He brings us out of trouble and into the light.

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86 Responses to About

  1. planejaner says:

    Hey! I finally see your blog–maybe in the last few days you started it? …I was wondering if you were a writer, too.
    blessings, and I look forward to getting to know you better–
    jane

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  2. Thank you for leaving a comment. I look forward to checking out your blog each day.

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  3. I’ve been looking for your blog. 🙂

    Hi.

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  4. lovemeanyway says:

    Hi 🙂 I agree that no other influence in my life has been more rewarding than Jesus! Will be following your blog.
    Jessica

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  5. Thank you and welcome! I look forward to keeping up with your blog as well.

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  6. Kayla Olson says:

    Hi, Carol Ann! I saw your comment on Linda’s recent post and didn’t recognize you, so I thought I’d check out your blog. I love the header — it’s eye-catching and beautiful! Welcome to WordPress! 🙂

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  7. planejaner says:

    duh. I thought I had done it already…just updated my blog roll to include yours. Hope that’s ok!
    jane

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  8. Oh, yes, that’s okay! Thank you. I am so new at this that I don’t know how to do that yet, but I’ve been thinking I need to find out. I will take a look and put yours on my blog roll. Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. Paula says:

    I got sort of pointed in the direction of your blog by way of another. I’m adding you to my blogroll, and hope, when you have tikme, that you will stop by mine! I am a rather long-winded, stream-of-consciousness writer, and can and do tend to go on and on…no matter! If you have time, great! Just drop me a comment and let me know you were there!

    I too am a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, and I come in my own unique, imperfect package. My blog posts reflect that. Sometimes thoughtful, sometime humorous (at least to me – I find that I generally entertain myself more than anybody else!). One post (as I see that you are a caregiver) that you might relate to is found at:

    http://reflectionsfromacloudymirror.blogspot.com/2010/02/memories-like-butterflies-or-gnats.html

    I wish you the best, and I will enjoy getting to “know” you through your writing!

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    • Paula, thank you for visiting my blog. Somehow I missed your August 16 comment. I apologize. Thank you for adding me to your blogroll. I see that I have visited your blog from looking at the link to your post memories-like-butterflies-or-gnats. I know I visit reflectionsfromacloudymirror. I will touch the link again to refresh my memory. Thank you for visiting and I apologize for missing yours and another comment in August. Blessings to you…

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  10. Jennifer Barricklow says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog! Thank you for writing your heart.

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  11. Hi, nice to meet you !

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    • Greetings! I will be visiting your blog to meet you also. Your blog ReadersHeaven sounds familiar to me. Perhaps I am already on your trail. Thank you for stopping by and for your greeting. Blessings to you…

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  12. marchmommie7 says:

    Hi, just wanted to come and check out your blog. Thanks for your comments.

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  13. Great blog, Carol Ann! I guess you shoud see the WordPress Pack to make it more attractive for your readers!

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  14. Ramesh Nayak says:

    Hi! & “Namaste” from India.
    Well, this happens to be my first visit to your blog. I find that your posts generally have a great depth in them while some had great insights too. They are very deep in meaning. Thank you for your timely comments as well.They keep me going.
    I love your blog!

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    • Thank you for visiting today, Ramesh. I am very pleased that you stopped by to check out my my blog, and I thank you for your kind comment. I hope you will return often. I enjoy reading your blog, too. Blessings to you…

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  15. Cindy Holman says:

    Adding you to my blogroll – I think we may have much in common ♥

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    • Thank you, Cindy. I tried to get to your blog, but if I click on your name, it goes to the Facebook sign-in page. If I click on your icon, it takes me to a larger icon photo but not to your blog. Next time you stop by, give me a link to your blog, if you don’t mind. I am sure that we do have much in common. Blessings to you…

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  16. Cindy Holman says:

    Just trying this link for my name.

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  17. Cindy Holman says:

    Okay – it’s working now.

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  18. Carol,

    I’m interested in the book you’ve written. Where can I find it?

    Blessings,
    Kimberly

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    • How sweet of you, Kimberly! My novel hasn’t been published. In fact, I have another revision to do before I am ready to query a publisher. If it is published, I’ll be sure you get a copy. Thank you for stopping by and for reading my posts. Blessings to you…

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  19. pattisj says:

    Thanks for stopping by my new blog. I love you work! So thankful for WordPress and finding kindred spirits here.

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  20. pattisj says:

    *your work
    I should have caught that before posting comment, and haven’t figured out how to edit it after the fact.

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  21. K Zhang says:

    Hey… maybe you can tell us on your “About” page what book you wrote. Would love to know : )

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  22. My book is still a manuscript. It hasn’t been published and isn’t ready yet. Every time I think it’s ready, I learn that there are revisions that must be made. This last revelation requires edits that will take some time. Thank you for your interest. As soon as I complete it and begin pursuit of a publisher, I will revise my about page and promote it.

    I subscribed to your blog. 🙂 Blessings to you…

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  23. K Zhang says:

    Thanks. You are my first subscriber!!! I added you in my blogroll. God bless.

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    • Wonderful! I put your blog on my blogroll. I am replenished and focused after reading your posts. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and gifts. Blessings to you, Kaitlin…

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  24. Hi Carol, just to let you know, I’ve put a link to your blog on my page called “My Blogging Friends” 😀

    Have a good evening,
    Chloe xx

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  25. K Zhang says:

    Hi Carol, how are you?
    Sorry to bother you, but you spelled my name wrong on your blogroll. I debated for while whether to say something, but I guess I should. lol.
    You can delete this comment after you read it.
    Have a fabulous day!!

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  26. I’m fine, thank you. I fixed it for you. If there is anything else you would like me to change on it, I will be glad to change it. I apologize. I see I indeed misspelled your name. Have a great day and weekend, Kaitlin…

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  27. CMSmith says:

    I love the photo you chose for your header. I will be back.

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    • Thank you for your visit and your comment. I’ve tried to post this reply three times now, so if it appears three times, I apologize. I can’t see it here at all. Blessings to you…

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  29. Epics Wife says:

    Hi Carol
    It has been a long time since I have seen you on – I hope everything is ok with you and your family!

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    • My hubby had a stroke. He was in the hospital for one week and five weeks in rehab. Now he is home with me. I’m very glad to have him back home. I’m learning how to care for him. It’s a challenge, but I’m glad to have him at home with me. I trust that all is well with you. Blessings to you, Melanie…

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  30. tekia says:

    Hello Carol! Hope all is well with you and your husband! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! My post for more details: http://tekia.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/blog-award-the-liebster-award/

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  31. gloryteller says:

    I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and this was the only quick way I could devise to do that, so Merry Christmas and peace in the upcoming year for you and your hubby. Missing you and lifting you up in prayer.
    Len

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  32. Carol Ann,
    Sorry to post this but I didn’t know how to reach you otherwise. It’s Elizabeth Marks from ThinkOnIt Bible Devotions. I just want to inform you that our blog is moving to its own server. This means we have a new URL.
    Old Location: http://thinkonitdevotions.wordpress.com/
    New location: http://thinkonitdevotions.wordpress.com/
    As a loyal follower, I wanted to ensure you visit our new site and follow us from there.
    Hope to see you comment on the new site. Thanks for your continued follow.
    In His Grace,
    Elizabeth Marks
    Founder, ThinkOnIt Bible Ministries

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  33. I love your blog! I just found it. I am also a Christian, and Jesus is my daily bread. I will follow you.

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  34. Sally says:

    Hi Carol Ann — As you may remember, my mother has Alzheimer’s. I’m dedicating the month of January to writing about her and her dementia. If you’re interested in writing any posts that relate to the topics I’ve laid out, remembering your first husband and the struggles with his disease, I’d love to add a link to your posts on mine. Check out “A Month of Remembering” — it explains it. http://28daysatatime.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/january-2014-a-month-of-remembering/
    Blessings to you —
    Sally

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    • Hi Sally,

      I posted a piece on my blog, with a link to your page on remembering. I hope I created the link to your blog correctly. If there is something else you want me to do with respect to this post, please, tell me what and you may have to tell me how to do it. I’m not a techno-Wizard. I am a techno-Idiot. Ha!

      Blessings to you, Sally…

      Carol Ann

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  35. http://getreadingnow.org/2013/annual-report/ is where I found you, wordpres told me. I lost my dad Aug 2013. Now my uncle Joe. Three to be exact in one year all close family. My grandma had dementia and I read a lot so I know how hard that is on anyone. I am a kindred spirit. Jackie

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    • Thank you for finding my blog. Losing loved ones and coping with Alzheimer’s are both difficult and heartbreaking. My heart goes out to you.

      I went to your blog and see that you are a book reader and that you review books. Mine will be in print within a few weeks. The genre we picked is young adult, but there are five main characters, a family, 5-year-old, 8-year-old, mother, father, grandmother, and a sheriff. They are all traumatized by one event. I am hoping that the book will appeal to many readers. I read mostly mysteries, myself, but I have read many books that were not that. “Buddy for David” is my first, and perhaps only, book. I probably won’t write another unless this one gains a readership. Blessings to you, Jackie…

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  36. CMSmith says:

    I’m glad to hear you have found new joy in your life with your new husband, and comfort for each other.

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  37. Thank you for following my blog. I just followed yours. Good to read that you and your husband have become the buds from which happiness blossoms. May all the peace, love and joy be yours.

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  38. "light and salt" says:

    Wow, what a ride! What wonders! Congratulations on finding, enduring, and sharing…

    Steve Pejay

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  39. tlr says:

    Quite a lovely blog! 🙂

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  40. My humble greetings to you ma’am. I am privileged to nominate you for the PREMIO DARDOS awards.Please visit https://englishphilia.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/premio-dardos/ for further details.Congratulations and thank you.

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  41. Thank you for sharing. I must say that your life has really changed for the better. Death is hard, and was not in God’s plan; still it happens. And, for me, being a believer in Christ: is a gas; is a blast; is a party that never ends! I always have an abundance of party hats to share when someone “joins our party!” Please have a blessed night, day or evening in Jesus.

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  42. Thanks so much for your recent follow. May God bless you and your writing.

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