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A Harvest of Blessings

Captain's Log, Stardate 11.21.2008

As Thanksgiving approaches, let’s be thankful. God made us to give thanks.

Top five things I’m thankful for:

1. Captain Caffeine, because he let me pursue my dream of writing, he talks me down from the rafters, and, when needed, he gives me a good kick in the rear to get my work done.

2. My critique partners. God put them each in my life through divine appointments, and the best part is, we met when we were all still unpublished. We’ve grown with each other and support each other, and, when needed, they give me a good kick in the rear to get my work done.

3. My prayer partners. Some of these are my critique partners, some are my church family who love me and are proud of me. I wouldn’t be anything without prayer cover.

4. My parents for never discouraging me from writing when I was young, never telling me horror stories about how most writers never get published, never telling me that my aspirations weren’t valid.

5. My dog, because even though she doesn’t do much besides whine to go outside and drool on my feet (nasty slimy yuck), she makes me happy and reminds me of how much my Father in Heaven loves me.

What are you thankful for?


  1. I'm thankful for my husband...this is our first Christmas as a married couple :)

  2. Melinda, congratulations! How awesome!


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