Category Archives: Vicki Hinze

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:     Advertisements

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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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NOT THIS TIME by Vicki Hinze

I’m down with inflamed nerves on the right side of my chest and back. Physical therapy is helping but it’s slow going (and painful).  As a result, I haven’t been on the keyboard.  But I received a note from my … Continue reading

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A Message to My Father by Vicki Hinze

It is often said that we don’t truly appreciate what we have until we’ve lost it. The core truth in that became evident to me the day my father passed away. Like most daughters, he was my hero—the yardstick by … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Men by Vicki Hinze

  In the past year, I’ve watched a tale of two men unfold on social media. Actually, it is still unfolding. I won’t get specific because it’s political, and politics is not the focus, or the reason for the close … Continue reading

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A Gift Before Departing by Vicki Hinze

A Gift Before Departing  By Vicki Hinze   A few years ago I thought I had a life-threatening illness. It turned out to be a paperwork mistake, but there were about six weeks when I didn’t yet know that.   … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Had Said by Vicki Hinze

  I intended to write about several books I’ve read recently, but then I attended a memorial service where an estranged daughter shared heartbreak and love for the parent lost. That changed everything.  It sent me stumbling down memory lane, and had … Continue reading

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The Expectation of Privacy by Vicki Hinze

Not too many years ago, people had an expectation of privacy that was mandated legislatively and widely respected.  Some are under the illusion privacy is still respected. Others have experienced incidents that prove to them, in their own personal case, … Continue reading

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Lent: A “Don’t Miss” Opportunity by Vicki Hinze

It’s the Lenten season. The time of year when believers acknowledge they are sinners and have a savior in Christ, and that we were created from ashes and will return to ashes and dust.   Until then, we have lives. … Continue reading

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