Posts Tagged "women"

How Women Nurture: Ten Quotes for Mother’s Day

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

How Women Nurture: Ten Quotes for Mother’s Day

When I wrote Flowers of Grace, I wanted to convey the legacy of nurturing that my dear friend Holly showed in her life. She inspired me to get outside of myself and reach out to others. More than ten years later another woman, Lilly, saw that in me and gave me her hibiscus to care for upon her death. This simple gift became a novel that I hope will touch many women who nurture others in whatever their role. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to honor women for this life-giving quality that helps many to bloom.  How Women Nurture: Ten Quotes for Mother’s Day  Bonnie L. Oscarson...

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Book Club Questions for Flowers of Grace

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Book Club Questions for Flowers of Grace

The night before Flowers of Grace released for publication, the launch team gathered in a virtual book group on Facebook to hold the first book club for Flowers of Grace. The fast-paced conversations flitted from thread-to-thread as we commented on plot, characters and theme. The most fun came when we started relating the story to our own experiences and relationships. I repeated this experience last night with some close women friends of mine. We laughed and listened and talked. Oh, did we talk! Not just about the book but about our own self consciousness, the “Lilly” characters...

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Women Need Women

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Women Need Women

My friend Andrea posted a meme going around Facebook that says, “You can always tell who the strong women are, they are the ones you see building each other up, not tearing each other down.” (via @sitsgirls) We messaged back and forth about that line. About how we need each other. About how she wanted to start tagging all the women who’ve done that for her. But, she said, “I was afraid I would forget someone.” Let’s do it, I thought. Let’s actually start spreading our truly good examples of what real friendship among women means. Because women need...

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