Category: Letter to the Lord

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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: Signing My Life Away

One of the great joys for an author, at least for this author, is meeting my readers in person. I have had the privilege over the past twenty-five years of signing books in bookstores across the Southeast and many other states as well in France, Germany, The Netherlands, and Norway. I’ve also been in churches , conferences, the den of a book club gathering, … Read More Letters to the Lord: Signing My Life Away

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Letters to the Lord: Daffodils

Ever since I memorized it in 7th grade, William Wordsworth’s poem about daffodils has delighted me. Often, I found myself quoting lines from it in March as my yard in France would burst with white and yellow beauty. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw … Read More Letters to the Lord: Daffodils

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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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Letters to the Lord: King of the Mountain

I welcome back my dear friend, Julia Kramer, with a thought-provoking post. KING OF THE MOUNTAIN I think I’ve found my motto psalm for 2022! Psalm 131 from the Message Bible: God, I am not trying to rule the roost, I don’t want to be the king of the mountain. I haven´t meddled where I have no business or fantasized grandiose plans. I´ve kept … Read More Letters to the Lord: King of the Mountain

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Letters to the Lord: Frederick Buechner’s Definition of Neurotic

I very much appreciate Frederick Buechner’s writing. I’m reading through his book Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABCs of Faith, a collection of definitions. Buechner’s unique prose makes you laugh and cry in the same paragraph and then makes you wince and nod. His definition of neurotic really resonated with me. Perhaps it will resonate with you too. Neurotic: A minister began to … Read More Letters to the Lord: Frederick Buechner’s Definition of Neurotic

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Letters to the Lord: When the Lord Intercepted My Life

At the beginning of each new year, I have done a yearly Examen (links at the end of this post)–it’s an ancient practice that involves looking back and looking forward, asking myself questions like: where have I seen God at work in my life? When did I feel his absence? What were the highs of last year? What were the lows? What can I … Read More Letters to the Lord: When the Lord Intercepted My Life