Inspirational Category

Rejection Issues Revised — Part I

Instead of re-blogging a short series from four years ago, I’m revising it—because this issue is too important to me, and others. I also have more healing and understanding than I did four years ago. How do you take criticism? Does it feel like a stab wound or a cut? @donnalhsmith @a3writers #amwriting #rejectionissues #rejectionsymptoms […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 6

This post is the last blog birthday post for this year. I’ve had fun revisiting some of the highest viewed posts and sharing again some of my personal journey with you. This one from last year on God’s Special Effects.  @donnalhsmith @a3writers #GodsSpecialEffects2018 #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears I introduced this series last year to discuss something […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 5

Today, I’m going to post from my series two years ago on APD. It stands for Avoidance Personality Disorder, and although I was never formally diagnosed, I exhibited or felt most of the signs. Otherwise known as Root of Rejection or Rejection Syndrome, I had this from before birth—having the personality type more affected by […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 2

It’s funny. I couldn’t think of a thing to blog about, but a little thought crossed my mind. How long have I been doing this blog? I remembered starting it toward the beginning of 2014. And I wanted to talk about the process of writing a novel and getting it published. #amwriting #BLOGbirthdayFeb172014 #fiveyears @donnalhsmith […]

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Happy BLOG Birthday—Part 1

Nearly five years ago, and next week we’ll celebrate more, I started this blog. I’d been blogging on another platform with other emphases. But I started this one after I closed my homemade organic chocolate truffle business in 2014. I’d been making chocolates for seven years. I was getting older and wanted a change. I […]

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Do I Deserve to be Here? Part 2

Yesterday, I said if abortion had been legal 25 years earlier, I might not be here. But what about young women/girls who are raped? Should they be forced to carry their child? Not forced. They choose life, not death. Do I deserve to be here? #WhatWasISupposedToBe @donnalhsmith #RayBoltz #prolifeissues TWEETABLE

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Do I Deserve to be Here? Part 1

The song “What Was I Supposed to Be?” was brought back to my mind a couple weeks ago after some states voted to allow late-term abortions up until birth. I used to sing this song, and I got to hear a recording of it on Sunday I didn’t know I had. Ray Boltz wrote this […]

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Happy New Year 2019! See the Possibilities—Part 5

Almost a month of this year GONE—already! It goes so fast! I’m starting to make plans for later this year, and I’m also seeing what unfolds. I sent off an email this morning about teaching at a small writers’ retreat in October. I’m researching a destination for a weekend away. What one step will you […]

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Super Blood Moon OR The Wonder in the Night Sky

Within the past five years or so, there have been at least six blood moons. I missed every one of them—until Sunday night. I thought sure I’d missed this one, too. What do blood moons represent? Is it prophecy? Is it even spiritual? Or is it a totally natural event? @donnalhsmith @a3writers #2019lunareclipse #BloodMoon #SuperMoon […]

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Happy New Year 2019! See the Possibilities—Part 4

What’s in front of you to do? Is it like “Let’s Make a Deal” — with Door #1, Door #2, Door #3? Do you have your fingers in many pies—or just a few? @donnalhsmith @a3writers #HappyNewYear2019 #Lookforward #SeethePossibilities TWEETABLE

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