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Messy Room

I know it’s shocking, but my kids have perpetually messy rooms. Oh, they “clean” them, sure. And it will look clean–on the surface. But if I open drawers or the closet, peek under the bed or in the “dirty” clothes bin… … Continue reading

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A Found Poem

This “found poem” isn’t a real “found poem” (those are poems you make from words already written), but I literally found this poem tucked away in a drawer this week while I was sorting and cleaning. I thought it was worth sharing because … Continue reading

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Blog Tag Q and A

Tag! You’re it! (That’s me!) I was tagged by fellow blogger, Michael Gunter, in what is hopefully a fun and personal blog-version of an ultra-cool chain letter. What is the working title of your next book? To the Far Side … Continue reading

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Writing spot

I slipped away to work on another edit of my novel, as I sometimes do on Saturday mornings. When I first started my novel, I had a special writing “spot” I went to regularly (a cozy Panera Bread in Richmond, … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Walker T. Allen

Walker wrote a poem last Wednesday night, and I thought it was worth sharing. He learned about children less fortunate than he–in particular, a girl who has little or nothing. Poem by Walker T. Allen No food, No toys, No … Continue reading

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Book Review: BLACKWELL

I had the great privilege of reading an early draft edition of Blackwell: the Encounter Begins, by Michael E. Gunter. The end product is absolutely AWESOME! Michael’s book actually inspired me to write my novel. So, for those of you … Continue reading

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Self-fulfilling Title?

I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but I really haven’t had “Writer’s Block”–although, I have had a few moments savoring the irony since so much time has lapsed since my last post. I’m trying to juggle … Continue reading

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Lay It Down

            It was as if her sheer will had moved one foot in front of the other on this long journey,up hills, down valleys, on rocky paths and smooth. And just as she had sighted the edifice, her foot slipped; … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

We name things we create, and things that are important.  Sometimes we name things we own or claim.  We name stars, people, cars, pets, hurricanes…  Naming something is a privilege and an honor. In the Bible, Jesus’s names are very … Continue reading

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All Things New

I’ve had this phrase stuck in my head from Revelation 21:5 “And He who sits on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’” We all like new things–whether it’s a new baby, a new car with its … Continue reading

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