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About dgood648

Donna Clark Goodrich, Mesa, Arizona, is a speaker and author of 24 books and over 700 published manuscripts. She and her husband Gary have 1 son, 2 daughters, a pastor son-in-law, and 2 granddaughters. A freelance proofreader/editor and speaker, she enjoys writing devotionals, self-help books, and personal experience articles. Her latest books are A Step in the Write Direction—the Complete How-to Book for Christian Writers, The Freedom of Letting Go, and a joke book, The Little Book of Big Laughs. A children’s picture book Rhyme Time Stories for Little Ones will be released in February 2016 from Harvest House. Contact her at or She also blogs every Monday at:

A Thankful Heart of a Heart of Praise by Donna Clark Goodrich

A Thankful Heart—or a Heart of Praise “…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything” (Ephesians 5:20 niv). “Develop an attitude of praise,” our pastor told us in his Sunday message. “It will change your life.” I decided to … Continue reading

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“What Do We Do with That?” by Donna Clark Goodrich

“What Do We Do With That?” I have a friend who is a hoarder. Her bed is covered to the point she barely has room to crawl in at night. She told me recently that she has been throwing away … Continue reading

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Hints for the New Widow(er). . . by Donna Clark Goodrich

Take Time to Grieve Everyone grieves differently. While one person may seem to have boundless energy and begin immediately cleaning and sorting and getting rid of things, another may find it difficult to get out of bed and face a … Continue reading

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Buying Early Can Be a Good Deal Unless…by Donna Clark Goodrich

  Buying gifts early can be a good deal, but before you shell out that money or pull out that credit card, ask yourself the following questions. If the purchase passes all the tests, buy it, then pat yourself on … Continue reading

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Addicted to Plastic…by Donna Clark Goodrich

“We live in a society in which the undisciplined endlessly pursue the unnecessary,” says Emily Barnes, author of Survival for Busy Women. “Getting something on easy credit is not much of a challenge.” Addiction to plastic not only causes tension … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Remember What’s-Her-Name…by Donna Clark Goodrich

“Where are you living now?” my mother asked the woman who greeted her in front of the grocery store. “Same place,” the woman replied. Then my mother asked, “Where’s your husband working?” “Still at the factory.” My mother tried again. “And … Continue reading

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An Old Man’s Wisdom…by Donna Clark Goodrich

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me. —Psalm 71:18 “Time to read the Bible, Clarence,” I said to my 72-year-old stepfather. My mother had recently passed away and  he was spending  the winter with us. Suffering … Continue reading

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Scrabble and Meat Loaf…Donna Clark Goodrich

  Scrabble™ and Meat Loaf Donna Clark Goodrich I met Esther on our first Sunday in Arizona. She was in our Sunday school class and, being only six weeks apart in age and with the same zany sense of humor, … Continue reading

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The Valentine Gift I’ll Never Forget…by Donna Clark Goodrich

Valentine’s Day was approaching—and I was spending it in the hospital. A case of the flu had turned in to acute bronchitis, and I found myself celebrating the holiday as a patient at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. … Continue reading

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My Thankful Memory Bank

My Thankful Memory Bank Donna Clark Goodrich “I sure miss trading stamps,” my sister said one night. I agreed, adding, “I’ll never forget what happened one time I went to trade some in.” Our eight-month-old daughter had pneumonia and was … Continue reading

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