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Looking Back on the Camp Days

Looking Back on the Camp Days

empty stables on the right where the horses lived and I visited every afternoon to groom, to feed, to ride even if I had to sit sideways the edge of the woods on the left by the parking lot, still gravel, and the main building we used to call the "dining hall"...

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Returning to the Cabin in the Woods

Returning to the Cabin in the Woods

We drove down the long road until it turned to gravel. When we hit the rocks and dust stirred around the van, I knew we were almost there. The excitement grew as I unloaded and rode down the pathway to my cabin for the week. Camp was about to begin and I would soon...

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Breaking the Silence of an Ordinary Day

Breaking the Silence of an Ordinary Day

Writing has been nonexistent for the past six weeks. I didn’t mean to stop and I wasn’t trying to lose my momentum. I wrote my way through January, 500 words at a time. That month I only missed a couple of days, but I set aside blogging during the process. I guess I...

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From One Word to 500 Words

From One Word to 500 Words

At the end of the year, I came across something called “One Word 365” on Twitter. I explored what it meant. Everyone picks a word relating to their own journey, a word they need to practice. The point is to not just set resolutions for the new year, but to be...

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[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part three

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part three

Ninth grade. The whole idea of a new school left me in anticipation of great things to come. I don’t remember being afraid of starting high school. Moving up to a bigger school where I didn’t know many of the students didn’t scare me. It was a new experience. I saw it...

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[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part two continued

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part two continued

Today I continue the story of “Stuck at Home, part two”. Read the beginning of part two here. ******* The family vacation went on as planned. We didn’t leave early or attempt to see an unfamiliar doctor. I said I could make it, and I did. I was a bit miserable though....

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Reclaiming a Passion to Write

Reclaiming a Passion to Write

Last week Jeff Goins wrote this post and challenged his readers to ponder why we write. Today I’m joining Jeff Goins, Bryan Hutchinson, and other friends as we offer our answers. ******* Every so often I need to pause and remember why I write. I have to remember the...

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[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part two

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part two

This is not a story about a family vacation or about the car ride to get there. No, it’s more about one event that stayed with me weeks later. A small part of the trip led to my second season of being stuck at home. Let me give you the background of the story, the...

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Five Minute Friday: reflect on the Light

Five Minute Friday: reflect on the Light

Christmas is coming reflect on the Light another year ending the One who shines bright a new year beginning He comes to restore fresh starts arriving redeeming day and night stories are growing remember the great height dreams ever building His Love never ceasing...

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[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part one

[Memoir Mondays] Stuck at Home, part one

February 20, 1993             When I woke up, I felt happy. I could go home today! I packed my things so I would be ready. (Well, my Mom and Dad helped me pack my stuff.)             In the afternoon, a nurse helped me into a wheelchair. They pushed me downstairs to...

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