Spiritual Growth Category

MY version of The Year in Review

This blog only began in February – it’s not even a year old. I started it about the same time the other blog I contribute to also began – When Readers Write. Here’s the link: http://whenreaderswrite.com. It’s getting an overhaul and will be fiction central, if you love to read fiction. At the commencement of […]

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2014 in review – thank you

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. I want to thank each and every one of you who has read and commented on my blog. This blog has done better than all my other blogs put together. Thank you again for your support and let’s have a great 2015 […]

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The Day After Christmas

What will you be doing today? Exchanging gifts, hitting the After-Christmas sales, seeing extended family, going back to work? Is the “day after” Christmas a time to get things back to normal? Was Christmas Day just another day for you? I’m not sure what I’m doing today yet. I definitely will not be doing the After-Christmas […]

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Bethlehem Today

Have you ever stopped to think about why we celebrate Christmas when we do? Because it’s likely that the baby Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. I believe early church fathers decided to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Winter Solstice and to give believers something to contemplate and revel in during the shortest days of […]

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Website Revisions

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I’ve done some revamping of this website, hopefully streamlining it a bit. I’ve put the Moments of Courage stories together under a new section. And, I started another new section entitled Short Stories. My first story is called “Stuck – A Winter Disaster.” It’s posted in its entirety […]

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Keep on Keeping On – Endurance

I’ve heard it said that life is not a dress rehearsal, and it’s not a sprint. It’s a marathon. To me, that means, we need endurance, to run the race that’s in front of us. The apostle Paul talked about that, when he was close to finishing his race – his life’s race. That’s my […]

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Writing Emotions – Part 2

Writing emotional pain is challenging. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote while my latest rejection was fresh and raw. This week, I thought I’d try something different. How would you write about your greatest joy? How would I? Hmmmm. I think I’ll have to think about that. And give it a try. My greatest […]

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My Next Step – Part 2

I’m moving on. Meghan’s Choice is in the hands of two publishers and is entered into two contests. I have been advised to let her go for awhile and move on. What are my options? Let’s look at them. I could start the sequel, Rose’s Redemption. But I really feel like that’s putting the cart […]

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Trust the Peace

There’s just something peaceful about a body of water. This is my background photo – the Sea of Galilee at the dawn of a new day. I’ve had some tumult this year, both bad and good. You’ve heard about the ‘bad’ – the broken wrist, the l-o-n-g rehab. It’s all part of the process. Now […]

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Progress is Process – II

This is a bud from my Royal Star Magnolia tree in my front yard. This photo was taken in early spring, not this year. In the photo, you can actually see some full blooms in the background (to the upper right). In the upper left, another bud is in further development than this one. Isn’t […]

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