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Name: Laura Manley
Website: www.faithwriters.com/websites/my_website.php?id=42053
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Articles written: 45

 About Self
I am a 69 year-young grandmother of seven; two girls and five boys. I have four children - two natural, two step all of whom I consider to be my own. I have been married to my husband forty-one years (June 4, 1970). We live in a little community called Fircrest, Washington just a hop, skip and a jump from Tacoma, WA which is about 45 minutes from Seattle. My first love is Jesus Christ, who died on the cross at Calvary for my sins, that I might have eternal life in Heaven. My hobbies are writing, both in poetry and short stories. My short stories are about a little mischievous toad named Toadsetta; I love to sew, mostly for others; reading and going to the beach (my favorite place in the whole world). I especially want to make a difference to children and adults with my Toadsetta stories as they have a biblical object lesson with scripture at the end. The only one presently posted is merely an introduction to her.
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11/08/12 The Plus-Size Woman and The Fashion World
10/31/12 The Nerve of Some People
10/24/12 One Cup Too Many
10/10/12 The Swim Cap
09/13/12 The Pathway to Smoke
09/05/12 When Junk Food Is a Good Thing
08/30/12 Sweets Can Be A Good Thing...or Not!
08/23/12 The Plan
08/15/12 Second Best
08/08/12 Sisters Will Be Sisters
07/31/12 What Wasn't Taught in Mother's Kitchen
07/23/12 New Beginnings
07/19/12 Where Angels Fear to Tread
06/14/12 Yesterday's Hurt is Tomorrow's Hope
06/07/12 Breaking News: A Holy Definition
06/03/12 Breaking News: A Holy Definition
05/30/12 When Love Says Most
05/24/12 The Risk Connection
05/16/12 Unfathomable Fame
05/03/12 Mysteries of Midnight
05/02/12 Gone with the Wind and Back Again
04/25/12 Moving On
04/19/12 A Winning Combination
04/11/12 Bunnies, Bonnets and a "Spring Holiday?"
03/14/12 Where There's a Will, There's Always a Way!
03/07/12 If You're Going to Start a Fire...Stay in the Kitchen
02/29/12 Give and Take
02/21/12 What's Good for the Goose Isn't Necessarily Good for the Gander
10/27/10 The Spirit of Fear
05/05/10 Up in Smoke
11/18/09 A Rose By Any Other Name...
11/10/09 The Ugly Side of Purple
10/31/09 Waiting Upon the Lord
10/27/09 The One That Got Away
10/22/09 The Night the Lights Went Out
10/14/09 What's On Your Agenda Next, Lord?
10/08/09 The Red Dress
08/27/09 God's Sense of Humor
08/20/09 Sorrow in Winter
08/05/09 In the Throes of Adulthood
07/28/09 Grandma Ruth and the First Robin of Spring
07/23/09 The Label Game
07/14/09 Summer Deadline with a Twist
07/06/09 Twilight Years Revisited
06/09/09 The Long Wait

Critique Circle Postings
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02/23/12 My Five-Pound French Apple Pie
08/24/09 In My Mind
08/24/09 Love Grows Here
07/18/09 From My Heart to Yours
07/17/09 Two Halves Make a Whole
07/03/09 Perseverance
07/03/09 Prayer of Praise
07/01/09 In Remembrance
06/29/09 Death Watch
06/22/09 A Day in the Life of Toadsetta (continued)
06/22/09 A Day in the Life of Toadsetta
06/22/09 Listen to the Quiet
06/19/09 Painful Observations
06/19/09 Life at its Best
06/19/09 Tides of Love
06/12/09 Toadsetta Checks Out
06/12/09 The Cycle of Life
06/12/09 Driving Miss Brianna
06/08/09 A Lesson in Forgiveness
06/05/09 Precious Memories
06/03/09 Do you Believe?
06/03/09 Sunshine at Twelve
06/02/09 December 14, 2008
06/02/09 Favorites
05/28/09 At Peace
05/27/09 Spring Cleaning
05/26/09 My Brooklynn
05/23/09 Making Lemonade
04/01/09 Haven of Rest

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10/01/2010 Courting
09/30/2010 In Production
01/24/2010 What if...
01/22/2010 Earth's Suit of Colors
09/29/2009 Making Lemonade
09/25/2009 Death Watch
09/24/2009 Twilight Years Revisited
09/09/2009 What will happen to the children?
06/23/2009 Listen to the Quiet
06/21/2009 Love on Hold
06/20/2009 Painful Observations
06/20/2009 The Cycle of Life
06/19/2009 Tides of Love
06/19/2009 Life at its Best
06/19/2009 Haven of Rest
06/17/2009 Spring Cleaning
06/17/2009 My Brooklynn
06/17/2009 Precious Memories
06/17/2009 Claim Christ
06/17/2009 The Surrogate Gardener