Author Archives: marylhamilton

About marylhamilton

I'm a free-lance writer, currently working on a middle-grade novel. Originally from WI, I've been in TX for about 30 years.

Moving To A New Address

I’ve set up a website and will now be posting to the website blog. If you’re a subscriber, I’d appreciate it so much if you’d move over to my new location. You’ll find me at http://www.maryhamiltonbooks.com/

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Relax.

I love it when God surprises me with new understanding of a familiar verse. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” The King James Version uses the term “very present help” I’d always … Continue reading

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My First (and Probably Last) Political Post

I’ve never written a post on politics before. Since I don’t handle hostility well, it’s better for me to stay away from such emotionally charged topics. But this morning I was thinking about how my faith influences my vote. And … Continue reading

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Darkness

  As a child, I wasn’t bothered by monsters under the bed. What scared me was the guy hiding in the closet. I knew that as soon as I fell asleep, he’s slide the door aside, tiptoe over to my … Continue reading

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Beginnings

The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. In the heavens, He has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion.         … Continue reading

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Seeking the Face of God

“Look to the Lord and His strength. Seek his face always.” 1 Chronicles 16:11 Have you ever wondered what it means to seek God’s face? I recall hearing an admonition at church to “Seek God’s face, not His hands.” I … Continue reading

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IDENTITY CRISIS

Last week we dropped our youngest off at college. Between moving him into the dorm, attending a parents’ orientation and other activities, the last few hours we spent with him were interrupted a couple times. I expected the day to … Continue reading

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CHANGE IS HERE

Change has come, though not exactly the way I expected. Rather than change this blog, I decided to set up a different website to promote my middle grade novel, Sticks & Stones. The book doesn’t have a publisher yet, but … Continue reading

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Under Construction

Change is coming! If you chanced to read the page titled “My Life as a Writer,” you learned that I’ve written a novel for middle-grade readers (ages 10-15), although every adult that has read it told me it kept their … Continue reading

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Health & Wealth (Not) Gospel

Ever feel like you’re doing everything right but everything around you seems to be going wrong? In 1 Samuel 18, we read about Saul’s growing animosity toward David. As king of Israel, Saul was more interested in his popularity with … Continue reading

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