Finding Freedom by Not Being Who You Thought You Were

Oct. 25, 2018 by

When you discover you’re not the person you thought you were you might get a little down. It’s okay. A bubble that big getting popped can stop a person. But only for a little while. After the shock wears off,

So Blessed – A Short Story about True Riches

Oct. 12, 2018 by

(Note from the author: I wrote this short story a few years ago and ran across it a few days ago. It struck a note in my heart as I’ve been struggling with the ambiguity found in the church. Blessed

I May Have Taken the Warrior Thing Too Far

Oct. 4, 2018 by

I’ve been wondering if I’ve gotten this warrior thing all wrong. Maybe putting up a good fight and not running away at first blood isn’t the goal. Could it be I’ve twisted my concept of what a warrior should look

Beta Reader or Life Reader – Listening to and Learning from Others

Sep. 14, 2018 by

Being criticized hurts. I used to cry about it, but my skin is tougher now. As a writer, being critiqued is a necessity. You get familiar with it, and it doesn’t seem so life shattering anymore. I know the opinions

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Showing Up Makes More of a Difference than You Know

Sep. 6, 2018 by

(Before you read this post, I wanted to point your attention to the special note on the side of this webpage. If you’re reading this in your email, then you’ll need to click the link to go to the webpage.

Make a List– The Things You Should Bring to Get the Most Out of Life

Make a List– The Things You Should Bring to Get the Most Out of Life

Jan. 19, 2017 by

I love moving into a new year. Much like mornings and Mondays and the chance to start fresh, the switch from one year to the next lets you leave behind the junk and instead hope for better. It’s the start

Moving Forward and Trying to Not Hold Back

Moving Forward and Trying to Not Hold Back

Sep. 29, 2016 by

Sometimes I want to dance around the room or sidewalk or store, but instead I hold back. I’m not a dancer. I’d like to be, but my age, lack of coordination, and anchor to reality prohibit me. Of course, I

Mark One Off the Bucket List – I Met Os!

Mark One Off the Bucket List – I Met Os!

Sep. 22, 2016 by

Tonight I went to hear Os Guinness speak. It was everything I thought it would be. Brilliant. Inspiring. Thought-provoking. And kind of challenging to my brain. He spoke about the Reformation, Covenant, and government. It was a lot more than

Broken and Messed up – It’s Time to Shine

Broken and Messed up – It’s Time to Shine

Sep. 15, 2016 by

I broke my phone. I didn’t even notice the tiny fissure snaking its way from the bottom right up toward the center. Someone else pointed it out to me. “Isn’t that a crack?” they asked without much care, as if

Formatting a Life with Impact and Purpose

Formatting a Life with Impact and Purpose

Jul. 21, 2016 by

Formatting I may have misjudged the importance of formatting. (Heavy sigh) You know, rules have never been high on my list. Not that I’m a big rule breaker. I’m pretty much not a rule breaker, except for the time I

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