Playing Hide ‘n Seek with Sin

For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. (Psalm 32:4-5) When […]

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When Right Feels Wrong

What do you do when the right thing to do is the thing that you can’t bring yourself to do because it tears you apart.  My sweet cat, Oscar, has been sick for over a week.  He had crystals that formed in his urethra, and caused his urine to back up into his kidneys.  Not […]

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A Caricature of a Character

I haven’t written on this blog for quite some time.  Though many post ideas have trickled through my brain, and even a few have made it to my computer screen, I haven’t posted them.  I have been impatient to write, but I had to be content with my school work to scratch the writing itch […]

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These are the Threads of Our Lives

Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” — Corrie ten Boom  A Facebook friend posted this quote, and it struck close to my heart this morning as I am struggling to free myself from a tangle of questions […]

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The Unmistakable Truth

I can remember when I was no more than four, carrying a pickle jar into our new house on Armen Avenue in Dayton Ohio.  I can picture it clearly in my mind, just as clear as the store we used to go to that had a large fish tank and an escalator.  But the location/exact […]

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Characters Wanted?

I was reading excerpts from books last night from one publishing company’s site.  They publish mostly romance, and though this is not my favorite genre, it is what my first book, Miracles, is classified as. The “back cover blurbs” were exciting; different plots that aren’t your standard, run-of-the-mill romance story.  But when I got to […]

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High-Tech Corkboard Love

I am head-over-heels in love!  I’ve got butterflies in my stomach, and I can think of nothing else but this new fascination of mine.  Scrivener, from Literature and Latte, is a software program designed to make a writer’s work more blissful.  I’ve seen these programs advertised before with little interest.  Word processing is word processing, […]

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Help Me, I’m Drowning in Labels

I read a recent post from rebekahleann, entitled Great Post from 2010 By Perry Noble – New Spring Church.  I must admit I laughed, rather sadly, as I read the list of ways that the world would NOT know we are Jesus’ disciples.  From email forwards, to bumper stickers and T-Shirts, the list discussed the different […]

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Detoxing with God

My sister wrote a blog post on Forgiveness that reminded me of a D-Now teaching I wrote a couple of years ago, entitled Spiritual Rehab.  As Christians, we know that our old destructive practices and attitudes must be replaced by new, healthier ones. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to […]

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Thank You, Captain Obvious!

I posted on Facebook yesterday a comment about submission guidelines.  As I prepared to submit my revamped novel, I was scouring the publisher/agent websites, and I began noticing a pattern.  A majority of the guidelines included a warning for certain story elements that would deem the manuscript unfit.  I like how Desert Breeze Publishers worded […]

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