About Linda Wood Rondeau

Award-winning author Linda Wood Rondeau writes blended contemporary fiction that demonstrates, once surrendered to God, our worst past often becomes our best future. Retired from her long career in human services, she enjoys being able to play golf year around. Readers may visit her website and blog, called Snark and Sensibility.

Honestly Speaking

Honestly Speaking

  Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder. Honesty is not nor is it relative to any given circumstance.   A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble (Proverbs 17:20 NIV).   What is honesty? “What do you think of my new dress?” Lisa asked. […]

The Chords That Bind My Memories

The Chords That Bind My Memories

I think I was born singing. At least that’s what my mother always said.  Although I didn’t grow up to be a famous vocalist or musician, song has been an important part of my life, a part of me I cannot deny. Perhaps why, though now in my seventh decade, I still sing whenever I […]

When I Was Three

When I Was Three

And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:2 – 3 KJV). I walked among dandelions when I was three They […]

Just Like My Daddy

Just Like My Daddy

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, Abba, Father (Romans 8:15 NIV).  Not able to have children of their own, my son and daughter-in-law have adopted several children through the foster care system. Each addition […]

Which Is Easier

Which Is Easier

When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven” (Luke 5:20 NIV).   I wonder what the paralytic man on the mat thought when he heard these most likely unexpected words. Perhaps he thought, “Well, thanks, Lord, but I still would like to walk.” Hearing this pronouncement may have been enough of […]

Am I Listening?

Am I Listening?

Am I Listening? By Linda Wood Rondeau   She tried to explain to her teenage son why he shouldn’t keep looking at his phone while his mother was talking to him. He continued working his phone. In exasperation, she lifted his chin. “Didn’t you hear me?”He said in a respectful tone, “I heard you. I […]

Love Like a Hurricane

Love Like a Hurricane

I did a double take when the worship team sang, “Oh How He Loves Us.” A beautifully written song, I wondered at the line that likened God’s love to a hurricane. Really? Isn’t a hurricane destructive? How could this be true? I believe that God’s justice is like a mighty wind. He is sovereign, and […]

Firestorms

Firestorms

The popular church chorus asks God to descend and set the hearts of His children on fire, to spread a blaze across the nations. I wonder sometimes if we truly understand that for which we ask. Too often we pray for the result but are not willing to endure the process to obtain it. Fire […]

Unexpected Turn of Events

Unexpected Turn of Events

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD (Proverbs 21: 30 – 31).   We were sure the double-wide trailer was an answer to prayer, a solution for our overcrowded living situation. Located […]

Christmas Controversy

Christmas Controversy

I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes (Romans 1:16a NIV.) Seems as though Advent should be about celebrating miracles … the greatest of these the birth of Christ. Yet, every year we become embroiled in a controversy of one kind or another. […]

A Brick Short of a Load

A Brick Short of a Load

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17b – 19 […]

Townhouse Blues

Townhouse Blues

There was a great deal to like about the townhouse. We loved the loft feeling as we leaned over the rail at the top of the steps to talk to one another, acting a little like Southern gentry. We loved the spacious downstairs area that served both as a dining room and a living room. […]

The Body Beautiful

The Body Beautiful

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well (Psalm 139:14 KJV).   Body image is an American fanaticism that has spawned billions dollar industries to address human fears of imperfection. We pay top dollar to put curl into hair that is […]

Second Hand Spirituality

Second Hand Spirituality

Which do you think is more rewarding? To see a movie for yourself or to experience the cinema from a friend’s viewpoint? Most of us would opt for the first-hand experience. Can we truly know a person without a personal encounter? Without real-time, “getting-to-know” that person, we will make assumptions based on what someone else […]

Created to Be Salt

Created to Be Salt

When we think of salt, we immediately are drawn to the concept of table salt or sodium chloride. Often, we hear preachers compare THE PROPERTIES OF SALT to the CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE. Of course Our lives should make others thirst for the things of God. Our conduct, tempered with love, ought to make others wonder what […]

Who Put the Vinegar in the Salt?

Who Put the Vinegar in the Salt?

    “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot (Matthew 5:13 NIV).     I dropped my salt shaker into a bowl of water and vinegar.  If it had only been water on the top […]

A Tantrum Averted

A Tantrum Averted

Normally, shopping invigorates me. Not this day. Not when I started from a point of exhaustion. With looming deadlines and a conference to prepare for, this might be my only opportunity to purchase needed items. Hubs graciously went with me. Disinterested in women’s clothes, he wandered. Only, I’d forgotten my phone. After making a couple […]

Where Love Began

Where Love Began

Luke 22:19 – And he took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” I laughed out loud as I watched the video of my grandson’s first attempt to walk. He struck out a few feet. Kaboom. He […]