Writing Dreams

“For years another dream had been stirring in my heart, a dream that had been dampened by doubts and the logistics of adulthood. My dream was to write.” I could have written these words myself. They were actually written by Glynnis Whitwer in “Reviving an Abandoned Dream” a devotion from the free e-book from Proverbs … Read more…

Five Minute Friday: Blessing

Five Minute Friday instructions: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.    In the hurriedness and overscheduling of everyday life, it is so easy to overlook the blessings that are right in front … Read more…

When You Feel Like the Chair Guy: What Defines Success?

Chapter Eight in Come With Me by Suzanne Eller focuses on Peter’s younger brother, Andrew. Andrew is the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah and then it seems Andrew is shifted to the background. His brother Peter is promoted over him, and Andrew is moved to the bottom of the list. This story, along … Read more…

Don’t Run on Empty, Fill Up!

I haven’t been writing lately because it became a source of frustration and stress for me. Then I realized that was because I hadn’t put anything in. I had been trying to craft wonderful words about life without living it. My “word” for the year was supposed to be presence, and, frankly, I have not … Read more…

For the Love of Great Bloggers – Save This Link!

With school starting for me and my kids, I have been just swamped lately with my to-do list! So I have saved several articles to be read at a later date. There are so many great writers on the web! I wish I could just read and read. This week’s round-up is dedicated to the … Read more…

Chase Your Dream

I blame this renewed writing obsession on Jon Acuff (Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck)  and Jen Hatmaker (For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards). (And I am not above name dropping apparently.) As I previously posted, in January I began to feel the tug of … Read more…

Back in the (blogging) saddle again

Here I go again. Trying to start my blog. I love to write, and it has always been my dream to write. Of course, I have had the opportunity to write for newspapers – a while ago – and now I am writing excellent discussions boards and papers while working on my master’s degree – … Read more…

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