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What Do You Want to Read? (By Hannah Alexander)

Today a friend of mine was told that readers no longer read the types of novels they read a few years ago. Tastes have changed and novelists need to change their writing styles to get with the program. I’m confused. … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts Before Easter

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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What’s the advantage to valley moments?

Whenever life gets rough, I try to focus on the lesson God has for me in that moment.  Sometimes, things are so uncomfortable, you have to change life, but what happens when you’re stuck for a time and God has … Continue reading

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Consider the Wild Flowers

By Jim Denney A couple of times over the past few weeks, I’ve put off writing for the day, and my wife and I have gone out to see the brilliant “super bloom” in southern California in the wake of … Continue reading

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A Different Spin to God’s Timing

When we think about God’s timing, usually we think about waiting. Often times there is something that we want to see in our lives, but it doesn’t happen as quickly as we would prefer. It could pertain to landing a … Continue reading

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Why Not Write?

Opinion by Jim Denney “You have two choices in life. You either die or do something with your time. You’re going to be doing something — why not write?” —James Lee Burke Louis Auchincloss had a long career as a successful … Continue reading

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Managing Master Manipulators

Sadly, the church has its share of manipulative people.  I’m reading the book “Under the Banner of Heaven” which is about a religious “Mormon” sociopath who killed his baby niece, his sister-in-law and his brother under the guise that he … Continue reading

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The Power of Shame by Vicki Hinze

  Merriam-Webster defines shame like this: Shame.  (Noun.) “A painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming or impropriety.  “The susceptibility to such emotion.” “A condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute.” “Something that brings censure or reproach. Something to be regretted.” … Continue reading

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Where are the Grownups?

Opinion by Jim Denney When I was a child, I thought grownups had everything figured out. I looked at the example of my parents, and I assumed that all grownups were wise, knowledgeable, and sensible. Now that I’m a grownup, … Continue reading

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Thirsting for God

In case you missed my last post, you can read it HERE. Just to recap, I recently deleted a few apps from my phone that I felt were taking up too much of my time. There were a few things … Continue reading

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Consider it Pure Joy…

There seems to be a theory that authors — especially big-name authors — are blessed beyond measure and often the subject of envy.  I think this could be true for anyone who is successful in their field.  The truth is … Continue reading

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Put Off Procrastination Till Tomorrow

Opinion by Jim Denney In March 2007, our family went to a library event in Duarte, east of Pasadena, to hear Ray Bradbury speak. He shared his views on writing, science, and culture. He spoke about working with film director … Continue reading

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The Power of Fiction by Kristin Billerbeck

Yesterday, on a writers’ loop, we discussed the first “real” novel that we ever connected with while in our youth.  Something beyond Dr. Suess. It’s a great question and one that can tell you so much about a person.  What … Continue reading

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Leaders are Accountable to God

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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Fasting Can Quench Your Thirst

When we think of fasting, we usually think of food. However, fasting can be from any number of things. I recently heard about someone who did a twenty-one day fast from negativity and complaining. I also heard about another person … Continue reading

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