J. Robin Whitley

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Robin is an artist living in the High Country of Western NC with her partner and their three dogs. In addition to writing, she paints and teaches music. Check www.jrobinwhitley.net for more information.

Once Robin discovered the joy of creating a finished book, they started a Print on demand (POD) publisher called Napping Dog Press. The CEO of the company is Birdie, the little black mountain feist who lives with Robin.

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Years ago, when I first started working as a pastor in churches, I asked new people that I met what they did for a living. The question seemed less intrusive than what I considered a more personal question like whether they were married or if they had children. Also, because I was single, I didn’t want to ask questions that might give church matchmakers

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“Let everyone beware lest he presume to take it upon himself to criticize and condemn other men's faults without his having been truly touched within by the Holy Spirit in his work. Otherwise he may very easily err in his judgments. Beware therefore. Judge yourself as seems right to you between yourself and your God, and let other men alone.”
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