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Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin

I hope, like me, you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! (Yes, I also did the Black Friday outing, then wanted to sleep the rest of the weekend.)

Take a little time out from Christmas preparations to wind down with a little coffee and these worthy posts from various places on the web.

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INSPIRATION

Do you have an attitude of praise whether you’re on the mountaintop or in the valley? Enjoy Sarah Ruut’s post on the Heart”wings” blog.

On the Wordsharpeners blog, Tamera Lynn Kraft provides five things we can do to remain thankful during those times when it’s hard.

Some of the most amazing and hope-filled scriptures in the Bible contain the words “but God.” This 2MeFromHim devotion on Norma Gail’s blog involves giving thanks during times of loss.

READING

On her blog, author Lisa Carter shares her reason for writing the Love Inspired novel The Christmas Baby.

Author Cathy Gohlke’s writes about “Passing the Torch”—how her books pay tribute to classics from the past—on Southern Writers Magazine’s Suite T.

The novel Christy by Catherine Marshall released in 1967. Fifty years later it’s being re-released in a hardcover version and now in e-book. Family Fiction Magazine has the story

WRITING

Reviews are a great way to get a librarian’s attention. This post on BookWorks shares resources for gaining those reviews.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 Christy Award! You’ll find the full list here. They named this prestigious award after the 1967 novel by Catherine Marshall.

In this post from Writers in the Storm, Amy Impellizzeri implores writers not to worry over what’s to come. Just take the next step.

This thought-provoking, three-part series from Pelican Book Group came out in July of 2016, but I think it’s still relevant. It involves the publishing industry and it’s relationship to Amazon: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. What do you think?

Do any of the above speak especially to you?

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