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Word of the Year Tizzy by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! I’m one of those people who spends way too much time looking at memes and there were two that left me speechless. The one that said the 1990’s were 30 years ago. I get my son was … Continue reading

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Finding Our Calling

I have a young grandson who is having trouble deciding what he wants to be when he grows up. He keeps encountering new occupations and changing his mind. When he started school, he decided he wanted to be a principal. … Continue reading

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A Writing Vision

Years ago, God gave me Habakkuk 2:2 as my writing verse. Because I wanted to understand His message to me, I did some research into the meaning of the words in this verse. I’ve often found that the Hebrew words … Continue reading

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Make a Connection

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and … Continue reading

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How to Turn Dreams Into Reality

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions In April 1914, when C. S. Lewis was fifteen-and-a-half, he went with his father and brother to the Belfast home … 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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Don’t Stop Learning by Nancy J. Farrier

I was a fairly young Christian with a thirst to learn more about the Bible. I attended a weekly Bible study, trying to understand and just listen, but I often had so many questions to ask. At one Bible study, … Continue reading

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Thankful to Blog by Julie Arduini

I can’t believe it’s November. I also can’t believe this is most likely the ELEVENTH year I’ve presented some form of a thankful series on my blog during this month. This year I’m taking it back to the beginning where … Continue reading

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Why I Read and Why I Write

Opinion by Jim Denney [An apology: I should have posted this piece early this morning instead of late this evening, but I’ve been on the road this past week and just arrived home. Next week, I hope to post on-time. … 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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Learning to Savor the Moment

By Marilyn Turk It seems like I’ve spent most of my adult life in a hurry. Raising three sons born within four years and working full time in the big city corporate world forces you to hurry. Looking back, that … Continue reading

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A Holy Calling

Opinion by Jim Denney “Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?” … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer by Julie Arduini

I know, it’s still August. However, I have one child already in his first week of his fall semester, and the second child starts Monday. I’ve seen a couple leaves in transition and I already bought cider. Time for fall, … Continue reading

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Jack of All Trades?

By Marilyn Turk My father used to warn me against being a “Jack of all trades and master of none.” I suppose he said that because I had so many interests and so much trouble making up my mind about … Continue reading

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