Some of us were meant to be warriors. And some of us were meant to be burden carriers. God entrusts us with the broken hearts, the broken lives. We're the brave. There's many who wouldn't agree with the above statement, and that's okay. I was one of them once, but I've had a change of … Continue reading The Missed Friday Post – Brave Burden Carrriers
In the last post, I talked about a calling, and I spoke from my heart. I really did. But what I failed to mention at the time was the battle raging over my own calling. Words come easy to me. I write and rewrite until the words as closely as possible say what I want … Continue reading The Friday Post – Writing, calling, and ranting
Good Morning and Happy Friday! This has not been a writing week for me, and that is not a happy thing. But it's still Friday, and for that, I am grateful. Next week, I'm back to regular work hours, which means I'm back to morning writing. I write early--first thing early. I'm up by four … Continue reading The Friday Post – All things writing and a premise
What am I called to do? How do I live out the call in my writing? These were my questions following some early morning verse mapping, but honestly, these questions have been the steady drum beat for the last couple of years. I hear them as I tap the keys and watch the flow of … Continue reading Living out the call in writing
I went to the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference in Dallas, Texas two years ago. During one of the class sessions, the speaker posted a verse that inspires her writing. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 "You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter … Continue reading The Friday post: The writing verse and changes to the writing
"It is dangerous to leave written that which is badly written. A chance word, upon paper, while the power is still yours, I say to myself, for all that is put down, once it escapes, may rot its way into a thousand minds, the corn become a black smut, and all libraries, of necessity, be … Continue reading The Friday Post – Stories, Weekends, and Ending Well
Friday is spelled R-e-l-i-e-f. Don't check your dictionary. Instead, smile. Sit back. Surf the blog pages. This end of the work week, I'm doing my best to start a new habit: The Friday Post. Thus the title, post number one. Let's chat about God, writing, life, and whatever else comes to mind. On the wall … Continue reading The Friday Post – #1 – Writing, crazy chicken stories, and Fridays
Missed that Friday post already! Said I might. Maybe we can talk about all the reasons why next time, but for this week, I'm bringing back a recent post. Had to pull this down for a short time due to fear of contest conflicts, so here we go again. Round two- on a cool Saturday … Continue reading Writing, gardening, and reality
Ever have that feeling? The one where you're so close, and you're struggling to finish-but even more than that- you're trying to breathe life into something you've only imagined. I recently finished the first manuscript. With over 100,000 words, and I would swear as many pages, I started the process of editing and revising. At … Continue reading Rewrites and playlists for the writing struggle.
https://youtu.be/Tn5aq54yu8A?list=RDTn5aq54yu8A Single Awareness Day. That's the way my middle son acknowledged Valentine's Day for the last some eight years, or so. He married this past December, and I haven't asked, but I can imagine today holds a special meaning in his- uh- heart! There is so much to be said for the times of sadness … Continue reading Happy Single Awareness Day!