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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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[Memoir Mondays] When I was only eight

[Memoir Mondays] When I was only eight

When I was only eight, I wanted to delay the inevitable. But the doctor said no. I visited the orthopedist often as a child. I slept with removable casts on my arms and legs every night. I wore them for years as a form of physical therapy. We wanted to improve...

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Five Minute Friday: I don’t want to fly

Five Minute Friday: I don’t want to fly

Some days fly by. Seasons can be over before you realized what happened or what you forgot to do. We can rush through certain times of the year without fully welcoming each individual day. Thanksgiving and Christmas are upon us. The weeks in between can be marked by...

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On Finding Focus & Writing Plans

On Finding Focus & Writing Plans

Blogging hasn’t happened much in six weeks. I’ve only posted once. I think I needed a break to refocus my writing efforts and find the courage to keep going. It’s not that I quit chasing my dream. I needed to grow a writing habit because consistency is important for...

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