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IMPROVING YOUR CRAFT

“If you don’t have the time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft I love to write. Blog posts, articles for the … Continue reading

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NOW I SIT ME DOWN TO WRITE…BUT FIRST, TO PRAY!

In her January 9, 2016, post at Blog4Writers, Emily Akin advises writers to seek God’s purpose for their writing by “praying daily about our writing projects and desires.” What excellent advice! Do my words honor God? Are my words true? Are … Continue reading

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AN EPIC YEAR

A warm fire, a steaming bowl of tortellini soup, Keith Urban on Spotify, and Scrabble…a great way to wind down winter break! This week, I am trying to slowly ease back into a somewhat normal routine. I mopped floors Monday … Continue reading

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NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

Things are not always what they seem. One year for his birthday, my brother – a practical joker – baked himself a birthday cake. He took his culinary masterpiece to work and left it in the break room to share … Continue reading

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ENRAPTURED WITH THE SOURCE

  “I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at the first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of … Continue reading

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TIME TO CREATE

No, it is not snowing here in Northwest Tennessee today. This picture was taken a couple of years ago. I love this picture for several reasons: I love the girl in the red coat. I love the way snow is … Continue reading

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WORDS

My husband and I were talking recently about the tremendous power of words:  spoken words, written words, words thought inside our heads. A word aptly spoken has tremendous power for good. A word mis-spoken – or misunderstood – has tremendous … Continue reading

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BACK TO SCHOOL?

A friend recently suggested that, now that my youngest has graduated from homeschool and is attending college, I should go back to college, too, and finish my degree. Hmmm…. I don’t want a college degree for the sake of a … Continue reading

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IRONMOM

In my family, we have this peculiar tendency to hold onto STUFF. Outgrown clothing, old junk mail, bits and pieces of wood and pipe (Might be useful for a project someday!), out-of-date mail-order catalogs, dried up markers, cords to long-gone … Continue reading

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LET’S PLAY!

This picture of my son Thomas was taken when he was on vacation with friends during a college break. A grown man, and a warrior at that, building castles in the sand. Ever since Tom could walk, he has been … Continue reading

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