Aiden on butterfly bench

A Service Dog’s Travel Log

Exploring is fun and filled with new smells. My nose goes on overload, but no matter how many different scents I smell, I keep focused on the main scent to keep my Mom’s blood sugars from dropping dangerously low.

In today’s post, I’ll share a bunch of selfies (actually, Christy took them because I don’t know how to use a camera) of me exploring a touristy town called Myrtle Beach.

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Aiden and bigfoot

Bigfoot is Alive and Well and Thriving in Tennessee

I am finding that in Tennessee, the people celebrate everything. A dog could walk around a different festival every weekend and fill his nose with all kinds of good scents.

Recently Mom took me to a street fair in our new hometown of Morristown. While minding my own business and doing my job, my nose led me to a very large furry creature.

In today’s blog post, I’ll share some selfies from some of the day trips Mom and I went on.

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‘The Rubber Band Slingshot Summer’ – It’s Here!

While Kevin and I were attending our first writer’s conference together, The Rubber Band Slingshot Summer (book three in the Rubber Band series) was officially birthed.

Childbirth is hard, but so is publishing a book. In this post, I’ll share some fun pictures of my book booth at a local fair, complete with people posing next to my life size Rocky-as-Elvis prop.

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‘The Rubber Band Slingshot Summer’ – Hot Off the Press

If you have ever been to summer camp, I guarantee you will enjoy the Rubber Band’s newest adventure. I couldn’t resist writing this light-hearted, fun-filled, nonstop adventure for the band (but not without its serious message that I am hoping will encourage strength in my readers).

One week at Bible camp was always the highlight of my summer, giving me something to look forward to.

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The Author Reads – ‘Today is Going to Be a Good Day,’ by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

My life has been turned upside down, packed up, moved out and on to new things, thousands of miles away from my normal life, permanently.

In the process, I am hurting and struggle every day. Dr. Michelle Bengtson’s book, Today is Going to Be a Good Day: 90 Promises from God to Start Your Day Off Right, has come to my rescue. Read on for my thoughts about this little devotional.

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Christy Hoss writing on laptop

My Reason for Blogging

Recently I read a blog post on writing. I try to read things that are uplifting and encouraging, but after reading this one, I crashed into a deep, dark hole of writing woes.

The article said that if you don’t have anything to offer your readers, why write?

So, I asked myself, “Why do I write?” Click to discover my answer.

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Aiden wearing hat

I Love This Song!

Today started out like an ordinary day, but then Christy got all silly and put this hat on me.

I’m kind of embarrassed about how the hat looks on me (see picture in my blog post), but I’m also excited, because it means that Christy sings a special song to me.

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The Author Reads – Book Review of ‘The Most Misunderstood Women of the Bible,’ by Mary DeMuth

It’s easy to feel unheard and misunderstood in today’s age of hyper-speed communication.

But guess what? Feeling misunderstood is nothing new.

In this unique book, Mary DeMuth tells the stories of ten women in the Bible who were misunderstood in their own time (and often still are). Click to read my review.

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MercyMe!

Long before our move to Tennessee was even a thought, my favorite sister in the whole wide world (my only sister and sibling) bought eighth row, floor seat tickets to a MercyMe concert.

There is something special about the group MercyMe. I have been blessed by their music for years. The words always seem to heal my broken heart and minister to my soul with exactly what I need.

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The Author Reads – Book Review of ‘Sanctuary,’ by Patrick Barrett and Susy Flory

Sanctuary, the true story of an Irish village, a man who lost his way and the rescue donkeys that led him home, should be recommended reading for all those in recovery programs of every kind.

Click to read my review of this raw, honest, hopeful memoir by Patrick Barrett and Susy Flory.

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