Terri Gillespie

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Terri Gillespie is a wife, mother, grandmother, author, and speaker. She was head writer for the Restoration of Israel Minute heard on 25 stations in 11 states and Canada, has contributed to other books, magazines, newspapers and published her first book, Making Eye Contact with God—A Women’s Devotional. Her first novel—The Hair Mavens (Book 1): She Does Good Hair—won The 2013 LYRA for Best Women's Fiction. The Hair Mavens (Book 2): CUT IT OUT! released December 2014. The Third and Final book in the Hair Mavens, REALLY BAD HAIR DAY released June 2021.
Her newest release is SWEET RIVALRY.
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Terri Gillespie How to write a cozy mystery! Once I solve that mystery maybe the next book will be a mystery!
Terri Gillespie I believe God implants stories into those He has called to write when He weaves us together in our mother’s womb. These stories are waiting to be born…moreI believe God implants stories into those He has called to write when He weaves us together in our mother’s womb. These stories are waiting to be born. My theory is that writer’s block is rooted in those things in our lives that interfere with hearing from the Lord. At least, that’s what it has been in my life.

Once everything is cleared out and I can hear from the Lord—not necessarily about the story, just life in general—then I can write.
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FRESH BLOG: Do You Feel Left Behind?

imagesDo You Feel Left Behind?


Have you ever felt like the people around you–family, friends, coworkers–were all moving forward in their lives while you were lagging behind? Boy, I sure have.


Sometimes it can feel like God has left us behind. That we’re alone in our challenges or boring, mundane life. It can feel like He has no purpose for us, and that can quickly slide into rejection and sometimes de

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“Possible outfits rolled in her head like a slot machine in Atlantic City.”
Terri Gillespie, She Does Good Hair

“Shira turned and blew kisses toward her clients who had pressed their faces against the salon window like children in a candy store and she their Willy Wonka of beauty.”
Terri Gillespie, She Does Good Hair
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“It was happening. At least in that little section of the salon, women were connecting and doing what women knew how to do, show compassion, nurturing—helping someone fit in.”
Terri Gillespie, Cut It Out!

“Shira turned and blew kisses toward her clients who had pressed their faces against the salon window like children in a candy store and she their Willy Wonka of beauty.”
Terri Gillespie, She Does Good Hair
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“I discovered later, and I'm still discovering right up to this moment, that is it only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. By this-worldliness I mean living unreservedly in life's duties, problems, successes and failures. In so doing we throw ourselves completely into the arms of God, taking seriously, not our own sufferings, but those of God in the world. That, I think, is faith.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.”
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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
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“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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message 4: by Terri

Terri Gillespie My pleasure, Tom. God bless.


message 3: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Terri,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


message 2: by Terri

Terri Gillespie You, too, Kara! God bless!


message 1: by Kara

Kara Hey Terri, thanks for adding me! happy reading and hugs to you :)


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