100 years ago today, an amazing woman was born! I wrote this blog last year on what would have been my grandmother’s 99th birthday. I wanted to share it again today in honor of Dee.

Allison K. Flexer, Author

Nathan and Deanie Nathan and Deanie

My grandmother would have turned 99 years old today. Deanie Flexer passed away in May of 2000 after an 8 year battle (on and off) with cancer. She was quite a character! She was also a business owner, hard worker, beloved grandmother, creative storyteller, and funny person. I miss her dearly.

When I think of my childhood, I think of Dee . . .

Sitting on her lap in the box office at our family’s movie theater, selling tickets and straightening dollar bills as she quizzed me on each president’s name.

Sitting at her kitchen table eating chicken a la king. Watching her cook with an apron around her waist and no recipe book in sight.

Going to the grocery store with her (riding in the car on that fold down arm rest in the front seat!)

Sleeping in church with my head on her lap.

Dee and I (circa 1994) Dee…

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Featured Interview with Vonda Skelton

Hi friends! I can’t believe 2014 is almost over. I pray your holiday season has been full of God’s love and presence.

I wanted to share this link with you today. Vonda Skelton is an amazing writer and speaker, and I’m so honored that she chose to feature me on the Christian Writer’s Den blog today.

Click over to read her interview with me and to enter the giveaway for a copy of Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman!

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Happy New Year!


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Christmas and the Faith of Mary

Mary Statue Photo by Allison K FlexerEach Christmas, I find myself thinking about Mary, the mother of Jesus. When I was 15, I played the part of Mary in a Christmas play at our church. Since then, I’ve always loved reading her story in the first chapter of Luke and thinking about her life.

In recent years, my admiration for Mary has grown . . .

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A Book Recommendation for All Women: Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman by Allison K. Flexer

Loved this review of my book by Ellie Marrandette and wanted to share here with all of you! Happy Friday!

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Truth, Lies and the Single WomanWhat did I think of Truth, Lies, and the Single Woman, the new book out by Allison K. Flexer?  In a word: Relatable. It didn’t matter that I was several decades removed from the average age group targeted in this short 158 page Christian non-fiction book; I could still identify with the expressed thoughts that complicate our personal growth throughout the years.

From the very first paragraph, this book grabbed my attention and held it to the very end!  Instantly, my memory traveled back to grade school, where I suffered through the indignation of usually being the last one chosen for a team. Painfully, I could relate. Since I was an uncoordinated mess during those years, I believed the “Lies” that I had no worth. No one wanted me for I was imperfect.

Looking back over time, of course it was all lies, but it certainly doesn’t seem that way as you are living through it. The mind is a powerful weapon…

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