Category: Family

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Letters to the Lord: Thanksgiving Bitter and Sweet

Lord, You know that I went into the Thanksgiving week with a good bit of tears. Both of our boys and their wives were spending the holiday with their in-laws and my mind was filled with last year’s memories when the whole Goldsmith crew was together in Atlanta. It was such a happy, hopeful time, with Daddy having finished his radiation treatment and everyone … Read More Letters to the Lord: Thanksgiving Bitter and Sweet

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Letters to the Lord: He Who Guards Our Comings and Goings

September and October have been a blur of comings and goings for me. I’ve shared many times this verse from Psalm 121: “The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” Well, He has and here are a few photos to prove it! I flew from Lyon, France to Chicago in early September to meet my … Read More Letters to the Lord: He Who Guards Our Comings and Goings

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Letters to the Lord: The Truffula Tree and a Giveaway

Dear Lord, September was quite an event-filled month as I flew from France to the US to begin our six-month stay in the States. I will write about all my signings soon, but for now I’m back home in Flintstone, Georgia, and I let out a long sigh of relief and thanksgiving. Across the sunroom from me is a little nook that I call … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Truffula Tree and a Giveaway

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The Last Eight Months

Bonjour, dear Ones, Two weeks ago you heard about our forty-year milestone. (And yes, Paul was not exactly thrilled with the way I went on and on about meeting him, but he knows that he married a romantic…) Finally it’s time for a way-overdue snapshot into our last eight months. If you’re on social media, some of this may be familiar, but it has … Read More The Last Eight Months

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Letters to the Lord: Forty Years

Dear, dear Lord, I cannot process this truth, but here it is: Forty years ago I stepped onto the campus of International Crusades to begin my short-term mission’s experience in France. Short term, Lord. Three years. And here I am, forty years later, still experiencing ministry in France. I call that GRACE. Amazing grace, Lord. You called me, really intercepted my life, flipped me … Read More Letters to the Lord: Forty Years

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Letters to the Lord: A Bestseller List, an Interview, and A Giveaway

Dear Readers, I so appreciate all of your enthusiasm for and reviews and photos of ‘Moonlight’! I heard from my publicist a few days ago that ‘Moonlight’ was on the Parable Group’s Bestseller List for last week. That felt like a big hug from the Lord! This lists the top 50 selling items (books, media, music, etc) in Christian bookstores. The Parable Group National … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Bestseller List, an Interview, and A Giveaway

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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