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Five Stars

Marty Dandridge Olson is ready to leave behind the pain of the past.

Answering an advertisement for a “Lone Star bride,” she leaves her Texas ranch and heads to Denver to marry a man she doesn’t know.

Jake Wythe is the man waiting for her….Burned by love, he marries now simply to satisfy the board of Morgan Bank, which believes a man of his standing in society should be wed. Together Jake and Marty agree they are done with romance and love and will make this nothing more than a marriage of convenience. 

When missing money and a collapsing economy threaten his job, Jake’s yearning to return to ranching grows ever stronger, much to Marty’s dismay. But a fondness has grown between them, as well, further complicating matters.

What will happen when their relationship shifts in unexpected ways…
and dreams and secrets collide?




A fun story with a bit of seriousness, Tracie L. Peterson certainly can write a great tale of excitement, drama, romantic mystery, and shadowy incidents, mixed with dreams of being somewhere else in time and geography.  There is an old adage of “be careful for what one wishes for” throughout the message of this book.


Widowed and childless Marty Olson wanted to escape from memories of tragically losing her beloved husband, and leave Texas forever where she owns and lives on a ranch.    Jake Wythe, a Denver banker, singed around the edges one last time from romance, places a newspaper ad for a Texas woman to marry in name only.  Jake is in need of a wife to satisfy the bank board members determined notion that his promotion puts him in a higher level of Denver society.  Marty answers the ad on complete acceptance of Jake’s terms.   Unknown to Marty, Jake, a native Texan longs to return to the Lone Star state and run a ranch. 


Marty is quite adept at telling little fibs that create larger problems that spin into a web of hurt and misunderstanding for loved ones and new friends.  She does not tell her sister and family the truth about going to Colorado – only that she plans to visit friends.  This time, a lie of omission.  Shades of Annie Oakley!   Marty takes a stage coach into Denver and becomes a pistol-packing damsel to save the lives of the passengers and drivers from a stage robbery.  Our heroine soon becomes the talk and news sensation of Denver and awes the society she has joined as Mrs. Jacob Wythe.  The character quality in Marty’s habit was disturbing to me, however I surmised Ms. Peterson had sensible reasons for this flaw.  We will find Marty’s redeeming qualities in other area of her character concerning orphans.


Much is going on with the newlyweds – will love blossom now that Marty and Jake are secretly attracted to one another?  How does Marty, married to a rich banker, handle being included with society wives and living a lie as a new bride?  Is Jake suspected as being part of the scheme of missing funds at the bank?  The stories developing around the household servants are entertaining and humor provoking.  It seems the only real friend Marty has in Denver is Alice, her lady’s maid.  But, what does Alice have to do with information about the missing funds?  Why was she attacked to be robbed of something she knew nothing about?


The plot continues to thicken.  Marty becomes anguished over Jake’s intentions of returning to Texas and how she can keep the truth of her ranch from him.  We learn throughout the story that God is in control.  The truth will out, but what happens?  There are some loose ends in the story, however I believe there is purpose in this gifted writers tactics.  Ms. Tracie Peterson has successfully written many books, of which The Sensible Arrangement is my first read.  You have made an impression on my reading tastes, Ms. Peterson, I anticipate reading the next book in this series as well as the many others you have written.  Your faith in our heavenly Father and His love for you brightly shine through your pen hand.  You are indeed blessed.


A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.




Tracie Peterson is an award-winning, best-selling author of over 95 books. Having given her heart to Jesus at the young age of six, Tracie has always felt called to some form of ministry, and writing fulfills that mission field.

Tracie received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings’ Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership’s vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers. She has co-written with a variety of authors including Judith Pella, Judith Miller, James Scott Bell and her daughter Jennifer.

Throughout her writing career Tracie has found time to speak at writer’s conferences where she has a special heart for new authors. She is often joined by her husband Jim, whose background in history offers new authors insight into research. Besides teaching at conferences, Tracie also at one time managed Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents book line – overseeing the production of 52 books a year. Tracie teaches at women’s conferences around the country and shares her testimony and insight for Christian living through the eyes of an author passionately in love with her Heavenly Father.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. Her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests, including USA “Best Books 2011” Awards, best Religious Fiction for Embers of Love!.

Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family–especially her three grandchildren–Rainy, Fox and Max..

For information on having Tracie speak at your event – contact Noelle Buss at Bethany Publishers/Baker Books.




Hi Friends,

Life gets more complicated by the day, it seems.  No less busy either.  My hubby Jack and I are flying to Portland, Oregon next week to spend Mother’s Day with my 95 year old mother.  What a blessing to still have her with us!  Personally, I am facing a few health issues that are in the process of being resolved which will prove to be time consuming.  With eight grown children between us – there’s never a dull moment in our family…..always new situations to face and pray through.  Recently, we’ve been saddened by the loss of two family members, a beloved uncle and a dearly loved cousin.  I guess what I’m saying a mouthfull to get to the point that all this busyness will keep me away from my blogs and writing for a while.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of you ladies with children and mothers to celebrate.  We’ll be in contact again soon.

Stay Blessed,











Tricia Goyer


How can a work-at-home mom raise kids, juggle a career and take care of family responsibilities with only 24-hour days? Working at home while raising kids and juggling a career and family responsibilities is no easy feat. Author and homeschooling mom Tricia Goyer shares her tips for finding balance among all your many hats as a mom. Balancing is a process and a journey, one that Tricia herself has yet to perfect. But between writing more than forty books, raising and homeschooling six kids, being a wife, and being active in her community, she has amassed valuable tips she shares in “Balanced.” 
The book includes tips on: 
—how to create focus themes for your family 
—how to prioritize your schedule 
—how to utilize your job so it also benefits your kids 
—how to keep yourself out of the comparison game 
—how to make working at home work for you 
—and much more!






When the invitation to read and review Balanced by Tricia Goyer arrived, I almost decided not to read it.  After all, I’m 75 and a great-grandmother, my children have been raised and have grandchildren themselves.  However, being acquainted with Ms. Goyer’s writings and the mutual fact that we both have adopted children……well…I thought I would give it a look over.


As we read on the book cover some of the tips included in the book, I knew it would be a worthwhile read.  Finding balance in our lives attends many situations in today’s busy world.  Tricia speaks to busy work at home moms who struggle with family schedules and duties; but she easily speaks to those having careers outside the home.  I raised my children when women were taking additional roles at the same time, which was difficult.  Coming to mind often is an old commercial where an elegantly coiffured woman in a sleek business suit is singing a song about how she does all these things as a liberated woman and “brings home the bacon” as well, while holding up a skillet.   Ms. Goyer puts all that into proper perspective in this thoughtful conversation she shares.  She is to be respected for finding the centering of what God has given her.  She is a true Proverbs 31 woman, in that she cares for her family and her marriage through cherishing truths of tradition without denying any presumptuous concepts that she is doing it perfectly.  One can’t do it all – all the time – without being overwhelmed.  However Tricia Goyer admits that God is her guidance counselor.  I like that about Ms. Goyer and what she reveals about herself within the unique wisdom she conveys about balancing the odds and evens of her life.


Balanced might not be a large novel in size, it doesn’t take long to read.  Like that old adage of good things come in small packages, Ms. Goyer has certainly proven what a groovy gift she is to her family and her readers.  She is a beautiful encourager, as it is written in the Bible – “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things.” (Rom 10:15)      I’m glad now that I did not overlook this book – it could become a family heirloom to be handed down for generations.  Hopefully my words will inspire you to read the good news Tricia Goyer shares.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from LitFuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.




Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.

In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched http://www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at http://www.triciagoyer.com.


Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.


Amish + Quilts = Reader’s delight!

A Quilt for Jenna


In this first book in Patrick Craig’s Apple Creek Dreams series,readers will follow Jerusha Springer’s  journey out of tragic circumstances to a new life of hope.

Jerusha has spent months making the most beautiful quilt anyone in Apple Creek, Ohio, has ever seen, and she knows it’s going to take first prize at the Quilt Fair in Dalton. The prize will be her ticket out of the Amish way of life—away from the memories of her dead daughter and her tormented husband. But on the way to the Fair, she gets caught in the Storm of the Century and Jerusha’s driver crashes their car. While the driver goes for help, Jerusha is led by someone, or something, to the side of a lost little girl.  By the time the storm clears, Jerusha finds there is a greater prize to be won than money and blue ribbons.

A beautiful story of loss….and redemption.

A touching tale of three people who have lost their way.  In “A Quilt for Jenna,” Patrick Craig deftly contrasts the peaceful Amish lifestyle with the harsh World War II Guadalcanal battlefield, tied together with a lovely message of sacrifice, humility, and forgiveness. I was entranced.  Sarah Sundin, award-winning author of “With Every Letter”

A good storyteller takes a fine story and places it in a setting peppered with enough accurate details to satisfy a native son. Then he peoples it with characters so real we keep thinking we see them walking down the street.  A great storyteller takes all that and binds it together with, say, a carefully constructed Rose of Sharon quilt and the wallop of a storm of the century that actually happened.  A Quilt For Jenna proves Patrick Craig to be a great storyteller.  Kay Marshall Strom, author of the Grace in Africa and Blessings in India trilogies

Patrick Craig writes with an enthusiasm and a passion that is a joy to read. He deals with  romance, faith, love, loss, tragedy, and restoration with equal amounts of elegance, grace,  clarity, and power. Everyone should pick up his debut novel in Amish fiction, turn off the phone and computer and TV, and settle in for a good night’s read. Craig’s book is a blessing.”  Murray Pura, author of “The Wings of Morning”  and “The Face of Heaven”


The first fact I learned and liked is that Apple Creek is a real place in Wayne County, Ohio; a small village that is home to a large Amish community since the mid-1800s.  Although author Patrick Craig had not been a resident there, he knew the history “like the back of his hand.” Deep research of family having been settlers in nearby areas in early days added to his fascination of Apple Creek being known for the creation of quilts by talented quilters competing in the largest quilting fair in nearby Dalton, Ohio.

Even though the characters are fictitious, each became real to me and alive in my imagination.  Patrick Craig’s engaging story begins on Thanksgiving Day 1950.  Jerusha Springer is living in heartbreak over the loss of her child Jenny, confusion over her husband Reuben’s disappearance after Jenny’s death, and struggling with her belief that she has fallen from God’s love and grace.  The quilt Jerusha has just finished has been sewn with intrigue and emotional memories with each stitch.  She wonders if she is sinning before God with excessive pride over her quilt, but she cannot willingly suppress her feeling of deserving the grand prize when it is entered in the Dalton Fair.

Young Reuben Springer, a devout Amish man, went against the Ordnung by taking part in WWII by joining the army along with best friend Bobby Halverson.  Mr. Craig’s story is written about real events not ordinarily told in Amish fiction.  I appreciate this thought process from the male point of view.  His style was the hook of interest for me as the story went from different angles moving past and forward with each character.  Reuben is a good man, tortured and dismayed over the war, most of all for not receiving forgiveness from Jerusha and the Amish community.  Englischer Bobby, best friend to Reuben and Jerusha is one hero in this story that won’t be forgotten by this reader.  Henry, another hero adds to the excitement of Jerusha’s journey.  The snow storm that immobilized and paralyzed the region was real. Historians have called it the Great Appalachian Storm or even the Blizzard of the Century.  Apart from the possible guidance of angels and the perceptible company of the Holy Spirit within each heart – I can only tell you to be prepared for many surprises in Patrick Craig’s intention to touch hearts.  I hope I have unveiled enough to sway your interest in reading this excellently written story, but I am not prone to much detailing – that is for the reader to find individually.

This story is a masterpiece of writing and the plot is creatively coordinated – where else can Patrick Craig extend above this work of art?  It is my intention to find out by reading his newest book “The Road Home” which is already been graciously provided to my TBR list by Mr. Craig’s publisher.  Thank you, Patrick Craig, for one of the most beautiful reading experiences I have enjoyed.  Your readers will be hearing from me again! 



Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next twenty-six years as a worship leader, seminar speaker and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the Western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches in Northern California, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. He has recently signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his “Apple Creek Dreams” series. The books are historical Amish fiction and the first book, “A Quilt for Jenna,” will be released January 1, 2013. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. He spent the next twenty-six years as a worship leader, seminar speaker and pastor in churches, and at retreats, seminars and conferences all across the Western United States. After ministering for a number of years in music and worship to a circuit of small churches in Northern California, he is now concentrating on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. He has recently signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his “Apple Creek Dreams” series. The books are historical Amish fiction and the first book, “A Quilt for Jenna,” will be released January 1, 2013. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

Patrick has an extensive background as a writer. Throughout his school years he edited high school and college newspapers. In 1964 he won a national editorial contest sponsored by the Wall Street Journal for an editorial he wrote on the death of President Kennedy, and, in the same year, acted as Senior Editor for a special issue of the University of Washington Evergreen during a summer internship for High School Editors. After a year at Whitman College, where he was a journalism major, he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became a fixture on the local music scene.

As a professional songwriter, he wrote with and for such artists as Bill Champlin (Chicago), David Jenkins (Pablo Cruise), Buddy Miles, The Tazmanian Devils, and many others in the secular music industry. His songs were recorded by such artists and music groups as West Coast Natural Gas, Indian Pudding and Pipe, Joey Covington’s Fat Fandango, The Sons of Champlin, The Tazmanian Devils, Buddy Miles, David Jenkins, Laura Allen, The Fairfax Street Choir and in Europe by the Swedish Band Seid. He had two music albums released on Warner Brothers records, and contributed to best selling albums by artists such as Chris Isaak and others. Recently a compilation of his early work was released in Switzerland as a specialty music album.



Early McGrath didn’t want freedom from her thirty-year marriage to Nash, but when it was forced upon her, she did the only thing she knew to do—she went home to the Ridge to reinvent herself. Only what is someone who’s taken care of people her whole life supposed to do when no one needs her anymore?

Even as the threads of her life unravel, she finds new ones— reconnecting with the church of her childhood, building the quilt shop that has been a long-time dream, and forging a new friendship with her former husband. The definition of freedom changes when it’s combined with faith.

Can Early and Nash find a Soft Place to Fall?


The first words of Liz Flaherty’s story broke my heart as Early (Earline) McGrath angrily planted carrots in her garden because her newly divorced husband of a few hours hated carrots. Early felt revenge, not “freedom,” over the dissolving of her thirty year marriage to Dr. Nash McGrath; deeply hurt, confusing and exasperating to her.  Truthfully, I questioned whether I could continue reading because of relating to her feelings, having experienced the personal pain and rejection of divorce during my past life.  The hurtful memories returned fleetingly as God reminded me that he had healed and enabled me to forage on with a “new normal” life.  I quickly grew inquisitive and excited over this story as I continued reading.  I learned the true heart of Liz Flaherty’s writing – that the Holy Spirit was present and active throughout and in her character and story development.

Early was barely sixteen and two months pregnant, with Nash only just graduated from High School when they married. (A similar family issue when our 15 year old became pregnant…I could easily relate as a mother and the child as empathetic feelings surged from my heart)….Excuse the interruption.  Ms Flaherty’s story taught me a great deal about myself while learning the wisdom instilled in Early’s character.  Reading this family’s story became a remarkable experience.   

Divorce between couples married 30 years and over statistically doesn’t appear to be high at four to ten per cent. There doesn’t appear to be a soft place to fall particularly for the mid to late life divorced woman.  Early’s marriage was much more like the long marriages of my generation. Liz Flaherty dealt with this predicament as though she had lived through it.  

Early and Nash had a cordial relationship that God used to intensify changing direction in all their lives. Liz Flaherty wrote the family through chains and threads of ever connecting stitches that began to appear as a beautiful quilt Early might have made.  Quilting was Early’s God given talent that became business potential to support her singleness financially as well as offering therapy to other’s problems through their own creativity. Many turns of events for every family member brought more tension, excitement; stress, physical and emotional – serious and laughable to this amazing story. I gasped when danger came as a surprise to Early, cried over the tenderness between this divorced pair, and laughed at the amusing family escapades.  

Ms Flaherty wove humor, love, hurt, loyalty, sadness, and daily life of family and friends with meandering, inter-weaving, zigzags, through loops and bends to quilt together this story as if laid out in “fat quarters.”  You don‘t know what that term means?  Then you must read Liz Flaherty’s story of this remarkable family.  Ms Flaherty is an astonishing imaginative writer that appears to write truth in life as fiction.  God has blessed her with an incredible talent, standing tall among the finest Christian authors of fame to the reading community. 

OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO READERS: The National Quilt Museum located in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky


Liz has decidLiz Flahertyed that “new and wonderful” is a good life motto. 

Since retirement from her day job, she’s spending a lot of time searching out and finding stuff that fits the criteria. So far she’s liked wintering in a warm place and loved parasailing. Ziplining is next on her list. Maybe. 

An avid sewist, she likes making quilts and gowns for the regional children’s hospital. She’s in the process of making bed-size quilts for her grand-kids, The Magnificent Seven. She lives in Indiana with Duane, her husband of…well, a really long time, and some cats who will trade affection for food. 

Life has been a most bountiful gift, and Liz feels she owes it to the Giver to enjoy every minute.

*A Soft Place to Fall is available now from Pelican Book Group / 

Harbour Light Books in Ebook & Print!

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Barb’s review as published in the July issue of THE WORDSMITH JOURNAL MAGAZINE where she writes a monthly review from the “Sr Perspective Just Sayin…..”


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Several references in the Holy Bible pertain to “ears to hear” and the words “eyes to see.” The scripture that best describes this story is Ezekiel 12:2. “Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.”  

This is Deborah’s story  



Deborah Ross has written a valuable book of compassionate Christian advice for failing marriages. She experienced numerous hardships and challenges in her personal life and bravely revealed brutal truths that her empty marriage brought her to a near mental breakdown, severe stress and temptations that might have lured her away from her strong intimacy with God and consequently – divorce.

Ms Ross remained prayerfully strategic and strong in her battle to bring her husband to his knees before the Lord. She proved that standing and believing God’s Word without doubt for her husband’s salvation and “If God brings you to it, He’ll see you through it” – my favorite true quotation – works.  Her faith and relationship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit was essential to bring about the changes and miracles she prayed for.

Deborah’s heartbreaking story was at times very awkward to read because of personally relating too much of what she went through. This story is not about me – but I saw myself throughout the sad and emotional conflicts she experienced. Her story is very disturbing to my own emotions and has given me hope for such a grace of God to fall on my own prayers.

“Have you ever wondered if you married the wrong guy?” The first sentence of her story struck me as bold….however a question that every wife might have wondered, I admit I have. Deborah then further questions …“Did you think once you became born-again, that your husband would quickly see the difference Christ has made in your life and repent, only to be let down by his indifference to the need for this great salvation?” How did Deborah know my own thoughts and questions? Her questions don’t stop there and she is preparing the reader for victory. “If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, this book was written with heartfelt wisdom, biblical knowledge, and experience just for you!”

She lays out eight action instructions to follow and beautiful scriptures throughout the book to meditate on God’s word in applying her principles to our own situations. Deborah Ross is clearly an organized individual, extremely talented, self admitted type-A personality with a discerning and wise soul. If an unbeliever picks up this book, I pray that person will read Deborah’s writing with an open mind and follow the journey to salvation. Undoubtedly, reading this book as a believer will enhance your personal relationship with the Lord and add wisdom to your soul. At the end of the book is a lovely prayer for marriage, as well as a prayer for salvation. Perhaps her advice isn’t for everyone, or some parts of her story won’t initially be understood, which in my estimation would depend on where you are in your journey with the Lord. 

Overall, Deborah writes from the compassionate heart of a mature Christian, and it would be an honor to meet her personally. She knows from where she speaks.

Using Deborah’s own words for a final thought and my compliance – she says, “It is my prayer that the Lord will use my testimony to give you hope in what may seem to be a hopeless situation.”

This book is not another fluffy Bible study of “how to” but rather a lay-it-on-the-line transparent testimony and radical challenge for you to consider in being God’s chosen woman for such a time as this (Esther 4:14)!



Deborah Ross Ministries, Inc.
President / Executive Director of Operations
Speaker / Evangelist / Bible Teacher / Author / Singer / Choreographer

Strengthening Families… Encouraging Faith… Preaching the Gospel
My Website: www.DeborahRossMinistries.org

Called & Chosen ~

I am on a mission to STRENGTHEN FAMILIES & ENCOURAGE ALL PEOPLE! My passion is to seek God’s anointing, enabling me to minister with a “Contagious Faith”… a faith that resonates deep within the hearts of desperate humanity. Imparting Biblical truths, mixed with personal testimony, my transparent presentations bring captive audiences into worship as both laughter and tears testify to the sentiment of God’s message. If you are looking for a God ordained speaker/singer who is effective, purposeful, enthusiastic, animated, magnetic, compelling, fresh, sincere, and relevant…I am the one!

Married since 1984, Jay and I have two teenage sons, Preston and Garrett. I love laughter, music, intimate friendships, art, theater & television, travel, harmony, encouraging others, being a leader (under Christ), being led (by spiritual mentors)… LIVING LIFE OUT LOUD!

My new book: Healing a Broken Marriage: Love Never Fails www.HealingABrokenMarriage.com and www.Amazon.com

I would love to come speak and/or sing for your next event! CONTACT BOOKING PAGE CLICK HERE: http://www.deborahrossministries.com/pages.asp?pageid=109490
OR: Booking.DeborahRossMinistries@usa.com


This review was published in The Wordsmith Journal Magazine March 1, 2013


A SR Perspective Hello and Welcome to our SR Perspective page where our SR Reviewer, 

Barb Shelton will post her opinion/review of the books she reads. 

This month is Healing a Broken Marriage by Deborah Ross

Authors, email twjadsales@gmail.com for details on how to have your book reviewed by Barb!
Thanks for dropping by to meet Deborah Ross and learn about her book.  It’s been awhile since I’ve published from this blog and have missed our fellowshipping.  Hope your days aheard are blessed with hope and happiness.  I plan to keep in touch much oftener.  Take care and continue to be……
Blessed by Grace,