In an unexpected twist of events, you all did such an amazing job helping to spread the word about my new book and preordering from Baker that we ran out of signed book plates and we won’t be able to get more before the books are shipped out on release day. So, thank you all … Read More Good News, Bad News, and Amazing News
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 … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Countdown Q & A
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 … Read More Letters to the Lord: Food, Glorious Food!
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 … Read More Letters to the Lord: Harvard and Home Again
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 … Read More Letters to the Lord: Wherewithal
We had a mini-Musser reunion this past weekend in Cincinnati. Andrew and Lacy drove up with their five little ones and joined Andrew’s two older cousins with their wives, each with their own five little ones. Yes, fifteen great-grandkids were all together for the day, the oldest being our grandson Jesse at 9 and the … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Full Quiver
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 … Read More Letters to the Lord: Signing My Life Away
The sky was blue before and now it’s gray And rain has wet the grass, seeped through the soil And hope is held in hiatus this day As, numb, we contemplate our Savior’s toil. I wonder, were the soldiers not afraid When Peter took a sword and sliced an ear And Jesus, with a stroke … Read More Letters to the Lord: A Sonnet for the In-Between
Oh, dear Lord, thank you so much for Twosday! I’d never heard of that term until my daughter-in-love Lacy invited us to Lena’s birthday party. I misunderstood at first, thinking that since it was called a Twosday party it would be on a Tuesday. But of course, the pun was only because Lena was turning … Read More Letters to the Lord: The Joy of Twosday
Mr. Cardinal is still here, pecking at the window in Daddy’s den, reminding me of Your presence, Lord, in such a tangible way. Sometimes he even comes and sits on the outside windowsill and stares at me. And I speak to him in that voice I use for small children and animals. And I think … Read More Letters to the Lord: Appraising My Life
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