Category Archives: Vicki Hinze

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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One Incident Changed Everything by Vicki Hinze

Can one incident change everything?  Your whole life? It can, and does for many. It did for Dr. Dana Perkins, a psychologist who taught Kindergarten because that’s where she felt she could do the most good for the kids.  Dana is … Continue reading

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Reader-Shared Recommended Reads by Vicki Hinze

At Christians Read, I receive news of recommended reads often.  While I can’t possibly read them all without reading 24/7, I can pass along some of them so that maybe you’ll find books that interest you. Recent Recommendations I’ve received … Continue reading

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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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