A Note from Margaret McSweeny

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Pearl Girls™ 12 Pearls of Christmas blogging series! We’ve gathered several of today’s most beloved authors to share their Christmas “Pearls of Wisdom”! Please follow along beginning tomorrow (Wednesday the 14th) through Christmas day as Tricia Goyer, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Rachel Hauck, Sandy Ralya, Sibella Giorello, Susan May Warren and more, share their heartfelt stories of how God has touched their life during this most wonderful time of the year. If you’d like to share the 12 Pearls of Christmas with your blog readers too, just email Christen and she’ll send you the series. AND of course there is a giveaway! Beginning tomorrow you and all your friends can enter to win a PEARL NECKLACE and EARRINGS valued at $450! The winner will be announced on New Year’s Day! Pearls – a tangible reminder of God’s grace to us all. *** Just a quick note before. . .

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Pediatrician

What started out as a well visit, didn’t turn out so well for the other one… OrangeBlossom had her well check up for 4 months this morning. Very healthy girl right in ranges, average short and light weight – but much more in both areas than AppleBlossom was. Exema, but nothing wrong with her. AB was making funny noises this morning, so she got checked out while we were there. Very red, very bad sore throat and croup. Got a Rx for a prednisone and decided to wait a few days to see if it’s viral and passes. (Remember the terrible fevers and croup last winter/spring?) Came home, she’s gotten much much worse. Sleeping, waking crying terribly in pain and barking loudly. Her fever that was 101.5 when we left home, 101.6 at the doctor’s office is now (after Tylenol) 103.7. I’ve got her with the cool mist humidifier in. . .

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Angel in My Room by Betty Collier {Preview}

Angel in My Room by Betty Collier Genre: Inspirational and Personal Growth, non-fiction Pages: 108 Paperback Date Published: September 26th 2011 Publisher: WestBow Press, a Division of Thomas Nelson It has taken thirty-one years, but the story will now finally be told. It’s a story of love, compassion, and forgiveness. Lillie Hopkins had a miraculous encounter that changed her life forever on the day she gave birth to her one and only child. The joy and excitement she had previously anticipated suddenly disappeared and was replaced with the unbearable realization that something dreadful had occurred and things had gone horribly wrong. She was absolutely devastated and consumed with an irreparable broken heart. Excruciating sadness, agonizing sorrow, and total brokenness threatened her very desire to live, but then she had an angelic encounter which left her with indescribable peace. You will discover how Lillie caught a glimpse of heaven and was. . .

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