Category: Family

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Letters to the Lord: Release Day!

                                                              Today’s Release Day for my new novel, and yes, it’s true: By Way of the Moonlight was chosen as A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Book for Fall 2022! I was … Read More Letters to the Lord: Release Day!

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Letters to the Lord: A Countdown Q & A

It’s countdown time–two weeks before the release of my new novel, By Way of the Moonlight. Yikes! The months and weeks preceding the launch of a novel can be a bit stressful for us authors. We wonder will my readers like the book? What about reviewers? So I was absolutely delighted to receive a lovely review from Publishers Weekly. You can read the whole … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Countdown Q & A

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Letters to the Lord: America!

                                                              Please enjoy this essay penned by my beloved mother-in-law, Doris Ann Musser. America! The word brings an infusion of warmth to my soul.  It means country, flag, people, freedom, God, beauty, family. Specifically, … Read More Letters to the Lord: America!

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Letters to the Lord: Food, Glorious Food!

The simple joys of being back in France in the summer are many. Today I’m celebrating the FOOD! Next time I’ll show some photos of favorite places in and around Lyon. But for now, Bon Appétit! ELIZABETH MUSSER writes ‘entertainment with a soul’ from her writing chalet—tool shed—outside Lyon, France. Find more about Elizabeth’s novels at http://www.elizabethmusser.com and on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her … Read More Letters to the Lord: Food, Glorious Food!

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Letters to the Lord: Harvard and Home Again

We landed on French soil this past Sunday. And it felt like coming home. In the past 21 months, we’ve only spent six weeks in our adopted country. We’ve, of course, been deep down grateful for extended time in the States to celebrate and to grieve with our beloved family. But we’ve missed France. The two countries are so different. Last week we celebrated … Read More Letters to the Lord: Harvard and Home Again

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Letters to the Lord: Wherewithal

A new word has crept into my vocabulary during these past few months: wherewithal. I mean, I knew the word before, but lately I’ve found myself using it on a regular basis, as in: “Lord, I just don’t have the wherewithal to…” I suppose it’s the negative form of what I think life since Covid has been teaching me, something I learned decades ago … Read More Letters to the Lord: Wherewithal

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Letters to the Lord: Nurse Jane and Daddy

This is the remembrance I gave at my father’s memorial last Friday. When I was very young, I loved hearing stories about a gentleman rabbit called Uncle Wiggily who had many animal friends and several animal enemies. But he had one friend who was with him in almost every episode, his housekeeper, Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy the Muskrat Lady. To be honest, I don’t … Read More Letters to the Lord: Nurse Jane and Daddy

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Happy New Year! Bonne Année!

Dear Friends, Chers Amis, I had planned to send this out earlier, but the month of January 2022 has been one of the hardest in our lives. My father, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July, 2021, took a turn for the worse a few weeks ago. At the same time, our 5th grandchild, Cori Lucille Musser, was born. She is perfect but … Read More Happy New Year! Bonne Année!

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Letters to the Lord: Asking and Receiving

Lord, I asked for a party that I don’t have to give, a party at Christmas, an age-old wish that I used to pronounce in France when I was young and missing Christmas in America. And now I’m older, much older, and living this Christmas season in America and once again asking. And You gave it, just like that, unexpectedly: Our Sunday School had … Read More Letters to the Lord: Asking and Receiving

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Letters to the Lord: Roots

I welcome again my dear friend and colleague, Kim Platt, with words of wisdom. Lockdown Notes, April 2021: Roots I talked to Susan today. I told her about all the things happening in my lockdown life. I told her about it being warmer today when I went for a walk. I told her about the zoom prayer meeting I went to where I was … Read More Letters to the Lord: Roots

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Letters to the Lord: Thankful Tuesday

Thanksgiving Week passed in a delightfully chaotic and joyful blur, Lord. At one point on Thursday, twenty-five of us ranging in age from 20 months to 87 years were spread around my father’s house. We managed to gather all the family in the front yard before eating the meal. The sky was cobalt blue and the mood was high. And we were deeply grateful. … Read More Letters to the Lord: Thankful Tuesday

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Letters to the Lord: Thankful

It’s the question we are used to being asked at this time of year: What are you thankful for? And I imagine we all can cite numerous people/experiences/possessions we are thankful for, especially after coming through two really difficult years globally and perhaps personally. My heart is full of gratitude that my two jobs allow me so much flexibility between two continents and countries … Read More Letters to the Lord: Thankful