Thursday, April 24, 2014

Writing Interruptions: Handling the Holidays

December 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith, Holidays, MidWeek Motivation

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time. Ephesians 5:15-16a” One of the biggest interruptions I deal with lasts over two months, is tons of fun, often is full of sweet family memories, and always plays havoc with my entire schedule – starting with [...]

Thanksgiving and Community: Who Will You Invite to Your Table

November 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Holidays

Oldie but Goodie Repost “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7 I used to dread the holidays. Sometimes I still do. I grew up in a NY Italian family that celebrated every holiday together. Then I [...]

Just Go with the Flow

October 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith

As I race toward a self imposed deadline, I’ll be posting some “Oldies but Goodies” on Mondays, unless inspiration hits! Be sure to read until the end for my thoughts today! Nov 26, 2006 I’m not an early riser. I covet a good night’s sleep, and I’ve been known to hit the snooze for an [...]

Be Still

September 11, 2013 by  
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“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 I can’t even count the number of times I’ve read that verse, or heard a sermon about it, or attended a weekend retreat with that as the theme. I’ve heard it so many times, it hardly registers anymore. And if it does, it usually just [...]

Missed Opportunities: If Only I’d Known!

August 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith, Writing

Have you ever thought about the consequences of delayed obedience? I don’t mean physical punishments, but rather missed opportunities. Blessings that could have been yours if only you’d gone for it and done what you knew you should do when you knew you should do it. There are a few things my daughter absolutely hates. [...]

Renewing My Mind

July 31, 2013 by  
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Oldie But Goodie! Repost 2006 Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. I used to sit in church and pray that God [...]

In a Fog on the Writing Journey

July 24, 2013 by  
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For the last few months, I’ve felt a foggy confusion hovering over my writing journey. I’ve pressed on, kept banging on the keyboard, and had a couple of encouraging things happen, but not really the kind of breakthrough I’d like. I’ve surrendered my writing journey to the Lord, so I’ve felt peace knowing that He’s [...]

Seizing Your God-Given Writing Potential

Sometimes I fear that my personal lack of discipline will ruin my kids’ futures. I look at them and see these bundles, packed with potential to an unfathomable degree. They overflow with it! The horizon stretches in sunset hues while God works His wonders in and through their lives, employing each gift He has given them. [...]

Unless the Lord Builds Your Writing House

May 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith

There have been some great posts recently about the difficulty of this writing journey we’re on together. If you haven’t read The Lonely Writer and When You Feel Like You’ve Been Left Behind, you should go do that now. Both of those posts really resonated with me because it seems like the disappointments on this [...]

When the Bomb Counts Down to Zero: Writing Honest Through the Pain

April 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith

Guest Article by Shelly Beach and giveaway Over the past few weeks, a friend and I have been plowing our way through all six seasons of the television series Lost. If you’re not familiar with the show, it rose to the forefront American pop culture from 2004 to 2010, gaining critical acclaim and popular success. [...]

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