Category Archives: Vicki Hinze

Breaking Down Barriers by Vicki Hinze

  As a writer, for years, I was told essentially to “color within the lines.” Make no mistake that is solid advice for those seeking to build a career.  Readers read a book by you and they expect more of the … Continue reading

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS Contest by Vicki Hinze

ACFW is sponsoring the First Impressions contest.  It is now open and accepting entries until October 15th. Judging occurs Oct 18 – Nov 12. If you’re an unpublished author, consider entering your project.  You can get more information at:  www.acfw.com/first_impressions … Continue reading

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Wanting to Make a Difference by Vicki Hinze

  Why Do What I Do When Other Things Are Easier? Making a Difference There comes a time in every life where a person starts thinking about more than moving up the career ladder or personal ambition.  There comes a … Continue reading

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Times of Trouble by Vicki Hinze

Troubles take many forms, but the simple truth is no one escapes them. There are times in life for everything. Joy and grief, success and failure, weariness and elation. Some call these cycles of life. Others call them seasons. Whatever … Continue reading

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WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU DO, WHAT DOES GOD FEEL? by Vicki Hinze

  I finished reading Karen Kingsbury’s Just Beyond the Clouds.  The story is a good one about two broken people having a difficult time moving on in their lives.  But it was a secondary element that fascinated me.   In it, … Continue reading

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Between the Rock and the Hard Place by Vicki Hinze

We’ve all been there with bosses, friends, family. Caught between the rock and the hard place. It’s uncomfortable, it’s maddening, and at times it’s heartbreaking.   We try to avoid those situations. We keep our opinions and thoughts to ourselves, … Continue reading

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What Really Matters by Vicki Hinze

  Life throws a lot at people, and it starts immediately. As we grow and learn, it’s amazing how much we soak up like sponges and grasp. We learn what to do, what not to do. What to say and … Continue reading

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Blue Lake Christian Writer’s Retreat

Our own Marilyn Turk is helping organize this year’s Blue Lake Christian Writer’s Retreat. Many readers are also writers, or considering writing.  Registration is open.  You’ll find the information you need below:    

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FAIR AND FOOLISH by Vicki Hinze

No one wants to see themselves as unfair. And certainly no one wants to see themselves as foolish. Yet there are times and situations in which we find ourselves where we can or do seem one or the either. On … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking: What You Need to Know and Why You Need to Know It by Vicki Hinze

By Presidential Proclamation, our monthly observance is on Human-Trafficking and Human-Rights Abuse. I want to share a bit about human-trafficking because there’s so much on it in the news right now—and likely will be in the near future. How bad … Continue reading

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Power Talk by Vicki Hinze

  We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing.   There are perks to slowing … Continue reading

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What Offends Us Today? by Vicki Hinze

  The world has changed.  People… not so much.  We all laugh and cry, are happy and sad.  We all get angry, hurt feelings and other people hurt our feelings.  Sometimes they mean to hurt us and sometimes they don’t, … Continue reading

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The Las Vegas Massacre

Last night, 59 people died and over 515 were injured in a terrorist attack in Las Vegas. Hospitals are overwhelmed, first responders are overwhelmed and people there and distant observers are overwhelmed.   Bodies are still being removed, and some … Continue reading

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Forget Me Not on Sale by Vicki Hinze

Physical Therapy is going well on my shoulder, back and right arm. I’m almost ready to graduate! Wanted to share with you that my publisher, Multnomah (Random House), has Forget Me Not on Sale for $1.99 at most booksellers. This is the … Continue reading

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Stepping Back: The Upside of an Injury by Vicki Hinze

Stepping Back  By Vicki Hinze    Nearly 5 weeks ago, I sat at my desk as I usually do, and the phone rang. Now the phone is behind me when I am at my desk, so I turned around for … Continue reading

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