Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Look Forward, Backward in December — Part I

Every year is different. For the most part, I’ve really enjoyed this year. As I look back, it’s been one of the best three years that I can remember of my life. Well, maybe five. I don’t know, I only know it’s been one of the best. How do you evaluate “best?” Happy, healthy, fulfilled, and thankful—that’s how I grade one of the best years of my life. #LookForwardBackwardinDecember #amwriting @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Holidays, Writing

Facebook Party December 3rd

Hello Everyone! Again, I’m pleased to be part of a special Facebook Party. But this time, I’m promoting Rose’s Redemption. My second book in the Known by Heart series is hot off the press, so to speak and is available from Amazon and from this website.

It will make a great Christmas present for the book lover in your family and friendship circle.

Here’s the link to the Party. Enter to win all kinds of wonderful prizes! The grand prize is to win a copy of ELEVEN books – many of them Christmas stories.

My slot is 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST. I’ll be giving away a mini-journal set and one full-sized lined journal from Eccolo. They’re beautiful and just the thing Rose would write in if she kept a diary.

Rose’s Redemption takes place during Fall 1871 through Spring 1872. So Thanksgiving and Christmas are celebrated. Rose Rhodes gets a very special Christmas present from her boss, Dr. Scott Allison.

Rose’s Redemption also introduces the main characters of Hannah’s Hope – due out in about a year. I’ll be spending a lot of the holidays writing the first draft.

Hope to see you there!

Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

November Thankfulness—Part IV

How’s your health? Did you know that a thankful heart will not only keep you physically healthier, but improve your relationships? #NovemberThankfulness #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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November Thankfulness—Part III

Thanksgiving growing up was fun. Turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie, and possibly a salad. Simple, yet tasty. Creating memories with family on Thanksgiving is a good way to remember the holiday after it has passed. #NovemberThankfulness #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

November Thankfulness—Part I

No life is perfect. No year is without some trial, error, and learning. This year, though very wonderful, I believe is only the beginning for me. My pastor calls it “convergence.” Where it all comes together. I’m very thankful, and I’m going to continue to cultivate that attitude of gratitude. When we cultivate thankfulness in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, we partner with God and allow Him to work more fully in our lives. #NovemberThankfulness #MeghansChoice #RosesRedemption #attitudeofgratitude #Thanksgiving #convergence @donnalhsmith @a3writers TWEETABLE

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Encouragement, Holidays, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Freedom’s Fireworks for July—Part I

Tomorrow, we in the United States celebrate our Independence Day. Citizens of the U.S. observe our freedom from England when we declared our independence on July 4, 1776. Firecrackers, fireworks, and sparklers all simulate the war of independence. But physical freedom isn’t all there is. We can have emotional and spiritual freedom, too. Each Tuesday this month, we’ll focus on some aspect of emotional and spiritual freedom. #FreedomsFireworks4July #donnalhsmith #IndependenceDayJuly4

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New Beginnings and Established Blessings––Part II

We’re discussing the new year and how the number “eight” means new beginnings. Not only that, but January 1st is a new beginning to a new year. The number eighteen is sometimes symbolized as established blessings. Click to Tweet #newbeginnings2018 #amwriting #establishedblessings2018

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