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One Thousand Gifts-5

Captain’s Log, Stardate 11.21.2006

I’m participating in the “One Thousand Gifts” list from Christian Women Online. Click on the picture to find out more about it.

101. Crystal, because she and I click even though we haven’t actually known each other that long and I respect her as an excellent judge of writing (but if only she’d get her butt in gear and write!)
102. Marilynn Griffith, for being so funny whenever we get together to talk
103. everybody else I’m probably forgetting because I’m totally paranoid about forgetting some of my closest friends because my memory is a sieve
104. Marilyn Hilton for being such a Godsend when I was contemplating quitting work to write full-time
105. Donna Fleisher, for being so much at peace with everything, I totally envy her
106. MaryLu Tyndall because I can say I knew her before she was famous, plus she always smacks me with her good sense
107. Shelley Bates, for understanding how hard it was for me to read Pocketful of Pearls but being patient until I did (and loved it)
108. Kristin Billerbeck, for making me feel not so bad to speak my mind because she does it all the time
109. Randy Ingermanson, for being so smart and funny at the same time (who’d a thought brilliant geeks were entertaining friends?)
110. Colleen Coble, for just being brilliant
111. Brandilyn Collins, for being an amazing pray-er
112. Gayle Roper, for her wonderful teacher’s heart and for giving the best hugs in the world
113. Karen Ball, for always having so much joy
114. Wendy Lawton, for being a terrific agent
115. Janet Grant, for letting me help make baskets in their hotel room at 1 a.m.
116. Sue Brower, for "discovering" me
117. Rachelle Gardner, for making my first official substantive edit be such a good experience
118. Andy Meisenheimer, because he’s such a fun guy to talk to and he and his wife are adopting the cutest little boy
119. Laura Jensen Walker for being so supportive of my writing when I was NOBODY
120. Tricia Goyer, for being crazy—er, nice enough to let me blog on her WriterQuotes blog
121. Gina Conroy, for the same
122. Claudia Mair Burney, for being such an amazing poet with her words
123. Margaret Daley, for her encouragement and advice over the years
124. Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt for being totally fun to e-mail with, and especially Anne for coming up to me and introducing herself at ICRS, a completely random but fun event.
125. Judy Gann for being such a sweetheart

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