Category Archives: Vicki Hinze

PARTING GIFTS 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. I thought my time here was nearly done, and … Continue reading

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When You Win and Lose–Grace by Vicki Hinze

During the course of a lifetime, we all win some and lose some.  That is the nature of competition and the nature of life.  Learn to do both—to win and to lose—with dignity, respecting yourself, others and the competition. Have … Continue reading

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Physical + Emotional + Spiritual = Balance By Vicki Hinze

  We all know it.  All is not lost and there is hope but, right now, as a civil society, we are in trouble. In recent months, we’ve seen three separate incidents of murder and massacre in our schools.  Granted, … Continue reading

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FEELING SMALL AND STANDING UP

  When your inner lion is roaring, it’s easy to stand up for what you think is right. Something triggers you emotionally or physically or spiritually, and that lion bares its teeth and is ready to rumble. But when you … Continue reading

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United We Stand by Vicki Hinze

Let today be the day that Americans stand united for the Fallen and against violence and hatred in all its forms.   It begins with one.  One person.  One action.  One voice. Let it begin today with each of us. … Continue reading

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The Art of Forgiveness by Vicki Hinze

  We’ve all been wronged, and we’ve all wronged.  One would think that would make the art of forgiveness easier, and yet it is something most still resist.  We tend to remember every infraction against us, but to forget every … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENCE DAY! by Vicki Hinze

Independence Day By Vicki Hinze Independence Day is on the near horizon. On Monday, we’ll gather with family and friends and neighbors. We’ll picnic and grill. We’ll watch fireworks explode, maybe shoot off some ourselves, and celebrate the day off … Continue reading

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The Ripple Spreads Wide

  Define lucky. I can’t speak for all, of course, but lucky is defined differently for different people in different situations. Sometimes luck is luck, and sometimes it is the result of some pretty intense effort—though, not necessarily on the exact … Continue reading

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Walking the Bridge: Reading Across the Board by Vicki Hinze

Relatively often, I’m asked to read an early copy of a novel coming out, or a non-fiction book.  Some of these selections are written for the general market, some are written for the Christian, clean read, or Inspirational market. If my schedule … 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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Seeking Truth: Practical Observations in Online Information Sharing by Vicki Hinze

I spend a lot of time researching all kinds of things.  Current events, systems, places, new technology, social mores, human behavior and activities.  All writers do. And, like with most things, exposure brings experience and enlightenment. The more you know about something, the … Continue reading

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ON THEIR SHOULDERS WE STAND: PRESIDENTS’ DAY By Vicki Hinze

President George Washington, long ago dubbed the Father of our Country, was our first elected president after claiming independence.  He died in 1799, and his birthday, February 22nd, became a day of remembrance in appreciation of the sacrifices he made to … Continue reading

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DID YOU KNOW by Vicki Hinze

A few things you might find of interest… Author Pat Nichols is Patti Shene’s guest on The Over 50 Writer, sharing lessons she learned in the pursuit of her writing dreams later in life.  Note:  If you leave a comment you’ll … Continue reading

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This Too Shall Pass by Vicki Hinze

I spotted the quote above on a meme.  It was the perfect meme for me at that moment. Seeing it wasn’t a coincidence. It was evidence that when we most need guidance it comes to us in often unusual ways.  We must just notice … Continue reading

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Does Religious Liberty Still Exist? by Vicki Hinze

WHY CHRISTIANS CAN’T SIT THIS ONE OUT This article could be about many topics. Today it’s about politics and religious liberty. Both drastically impact our lives, like it or not, and that’s why we can’t afford to sit either out. Many … Continue reading

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