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I just have to take a moment and tell you what an inspiration to me that you are. I have long followed Joanne's blog. Hers has always been a favorite of mine. Since you have taken the reins (for this time) I have been further inspired to be a better listener to my children. I truly miss Joanne's blog voice, but have also been blessed by yours. Thank you.


I hope Emma feels better soon. Congratulations on the new job and I will keep your prayer request lifted up.

Child of God

Glad to hear you are in a new job that you love and has everything to do with your gifting of writing. :)

My daughter loves to write and while in high school really excelled in the writing aspect of all her courses and then she hit university English and had to write a 750 word essay. Her first draft was 5000 words, she is very wordy. Her next draft was brought down to around 1200 her almost final draft was at 900 and she just couldn't cut it back any more. :s So, she re-wrote it and by the final copy she had it down to 750 words! I'll tell you she was sweating and really fretting over the whole thing. Now, doing 4th year English she polishes off an essay in no time at all and her vocab has increased tremendously. :)

Praying for your needs and praising too.



Congrats on the new job! Thanks for sharing your family & life with us. Any chance we could hear from Joanne? We miss her & I know she has something to say:)

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Hi! Have you ever noticed, has your writting technique improved so far?

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