Category: writing


Tuesday 28th November 2017

You don’t get to know the time

You don't get to know the time

A few months ago, I stood at a podium, looking out on an audience of Christian writers and bloggers. While speaking, I could see such eagerness in the women — wide eyes, pens poised, leaning forward. My view of the audience left me on the verge of tears. Why? Because I had been in their ...

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Wednesday 6th February 2013

A Brand New Blog … For YOU!

A Brand New Blog ... For YOU!

We repainted our guest room a while back. We hauled in a refurbished buffet and set the antique typewriter at an angle, right next to Granny T’s tattered hymnal. I opened the hymnal to my favorite song of all: “I Love to Tell the Story,” because as a writer who is a disciple ...

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Tuesday 13th November 2012

When You’re Scared to Admit Your Fear

When You're Scared to Admit Your Fear

Making your heart public is a very curious and very scary thing. It’s like unzipping your torso and then setting your delicate heart on a stainless-steel table, under the glare of a single bare bulb. You imagine people standing in the shadows with puzzled looks, scowls and smirks, as they ...

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Monday 27th August 2012

How Do You Know You’re a Writer? (And Other Questions)

How Do You Know You're a Writer? (And Other Questions)

When did you know you were a writer? Who inspires you? What do you say to someone who dreams of having a book published? I’m answering those questions today over at the writing home of Michele-Lyn, of A Life Surrendered. Michele-Lyn is a beautiful woman leaning into Jesus with all of her ...

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Thursday 16th August 2012

Can You and I be Facebook Friends?

Can You and I be Facebook Friends?

Are you on Facebook? I would count it all joy to connect with you there, on my new author page. You can get there by clicking here. The author page is a place where we can connect and encourage one another. I will post links to blog posts, photographs, videos, and verses that encourage us […]

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Thursday 9th August 2012

You Know You Need a Break When …

You Know You Need a Break When ...

Last night, while fast asleep, I had the craziest dream. In my mind, a person who looked just like me interrupted my happy little dream. She barged onto the set like a movie director, waving her arms around and shouting: “Cut! Cut! This simply won’t work!! Your dream needs more ...

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Thursday 31st May 2012

Why I’m Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey

Why I'm Not Reading Fifty Shades of Grey

A person can count a lot of things. Over the years, humankind has counted up: 50 ways to leave your lover; 20,000 leagues under the sea; seven ways to Sunday; and now, Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m counting on one thing … this one thing only: I’m counting on God. I will rest in ...

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Monday 14th May 2012

What it Means to Have a Platform

What it Means to Have a Platform

  My mom brought me a new pair of shoes this weekend, a strappy fun pair of heels with a tall wedge platform. I laughed out loud at the irony. I held up the shoe and said, “Mom, when I told you about ‘platform,’ you must have misunderstood.” Our family has learned a ...

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Monday 23rd April 2012

The Best Way to Destroy a Story

The Best Way to Destroy a Story

  It’s been one of those days. Scratch that. It’s been one of those weeks, the kind where you’re not sure about whether you’ve anything left to say that will matter. Which is a lie, because we all have something to say. But I don’t know a writer who ...

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Friday 10th February 2012

Trust: A Lamp unto Our Feet

Trust: A Lamp unto Our Feet

My husband rarely wraps a package, so the night before my 40th birthday, he reached behind a pillow on the couch where he had hidden my present. “Close your eyes,” he coaxed. Then, he placed it in my hands: A journal to record this new writing journey. (Pssst…. Have I told you ...

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