Diane Graham

Is All of It Worth the Prize?

Is All of It Worth the Prize?

This last year has been a crash-course in small publishing in the CBA for me. The last 6 months has really had me contemplating how I will go forward in my writing career. The last 3 months has had me become ever more convinced that I have been spinning my wheels an awful lot. Granted, […]

Blah! Blah! Blah! Another Year

Blah! Blah! Blah! Another Year

Hurry! Rip down the lights, cram the ornaments in a box, roll the stockings up and call it a year. I was so NOT into it this year. I can honestly say I didn’t sing one Christmas carol. I wasn’t enamored by the sparklies, or wooed by the festivities. All I wanted was for the […]

Remember When

Remember When

The best way to celebrate and honor a life is to share the remember-whens. They are the only real thing we have when someone moves on. Isn’t it funny how our senses trigger these memories? To this day, each time I smell worm-dirt I am yanked back in time to a place that was simpler. […]

Shopping

Shopping

I love shopping. I know. I know. Most women do, but I am not most women. I tend to look at shopping more like a sport. The object of the game is to get the best quality for the least amount. Every other Tuesday,  my girls and I go on the hunt in our small […]

There’ll Be No Zombies Here

There’ll Be No Zombies Here

How many of you have ever watched the zombie movie where the little girl has been bitten and her mom and dad keep her in hopes that she may not turn into a ravenous brain eater? I can’t remember exactly which Night of the Living Dead it was but it was probably early 80′s. Anyhoo, […]

How Do We Use Prayer?

How Do We Use Prayer?

You will, no doubt, hear that the prayers of the Saints have tremendous power. I agree with this wholeheartedly. But that is not what I question today. No, I question how we use prayer and why many non-believers find it offensive to be prayed for. What? People don’t like prayer?  Seriously, I would not lie. […]

We Fail

We Fail

Each day we are presented with temptation. Temptation is a horrible thing all humans have to deal with no matter where they are in age, status or maturity…and, no, age and maturity are NOT the same things.  Temptation is always specially tailored to the individual, and usually presented in a private way so the temptee […]

Ah, Hell.

Ah, Hell.

This week in the news there was a story about a girl in Oklahoma that did not receive her diploma when she should have. That isn’t all that uncommon. The Department of Education says that the dropout rate in the United States as of 2010 is at 7.4%. What that report fails to mention is […]