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The Hazards of Computer Work: Blood Clots in the Legs

October 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Illness

Authors who sit for extended periods of time, pay attention. The following information could save your life. Those who sit for extended periods of time may be at risk of forming blood clots in their veins, otherwise known as “Deep Vein Thrombosis” (DVT). These clots are potentially deadly because they can dislodge from veins, pass […]

Spring Allergies and Writing Interruptions

June 6, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Illness, Interruptions

  As if Sandwich Generation caregiving issues weren’t enough to keep me continually interrupted and away from writing, spring has sprung with a vengeance. A short warm winter and even warmer spring now means tons of gorgeous greenery and lovely blossoms. Unfortunately, it also means more allergy issues than normal. As a matter of fact, […]

Writing Interruptions are Not Wasted!

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore , take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having […]

Grief and Loss During Or After the Holiday Season

December 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Illness

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and I was waiting to head for the airport at midnight to pick up a dear friend when she was scheduled to land at 1 a.m. While I waited, I sat at my desk, working on a couple of projects while enjoying a holiday movie. As I wrote, I noticed […]

Pain is a Gift? Suffering With Christ

December 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, Illness

“So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too. For if you have suffered physically for Christ, you have finished with sin.You won’t spend the rest of your lives chasing your own desires, but you will be anxious to do the […]

Writing Through the Pain to Comfort Others

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Caregiving, Encouragement, Faith, Illness

Some 20 years ago, I sat down at my desk in a noisy newsroom and began to bang out my weekly newspaper column for a small daily in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I covered the courts and crime beat for The Daily Mining Gazette, but I tried my very best to distance those stories from my […]

On Writng and Life: There is a Time for Everything.

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Blog, Fiction, Illness, Interruptions

The preacher was right when he said in Ecclesiastes, there is a time for everything. Take the very first novel I completed. First, a violent storm in my personal life and then a storm by the name of Hurricane Ivan left me, my family, and our city devastated. But all was not lost. The citizens […]

Poured Out Love

August 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Illness, Interruptions, MidWeek Motivation

ShoShone Falls located in Idaho towers thirty-six feet higher than Niagara Falls, and the sight is amazing. The water flows around a bend in the river, rushes and cascades over several layers of huge, jagged rocks, and drops 212 feet. A spray rises into the sky and at the bottom is a beautiful rainbow. Standing […]

A Life Interrupted by Illness

August 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Illness, Interruptions

Did anyone ever tell you, “Be careful what you wish for or you may get it?” A few years ago, I stared at the wall  and wondered what it would be like to be able to write all the time. I complained to God how I had all these stories and no time to tell […]

Holding on Loosely

January 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Faith, Goals, Illness

I’m someone who likes to make plans. I like to know when I’m doing something, how long it will take, and what’s coming next. I don’t like surprises. But one thing this bout with cancer has taught me is to hold on to my plans with a loose grip. James 4:13-15 says, Now listen, you […]

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