Bookshelf, Uncommon Life, Writing

My Soapbox and Francine Rivers’ “The Masterpiece”

I find that in today’s circle of Christian fiction there is a hard balance to find between necessary details and inappropriate intensity.  By this I am specifically referencing to creating a romantic plot-line or developing an antagonist.  Romance may need to be more than the cliche “side hug,” and certainly a king of the underworld would not have spotless language. …

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Uncategorized, Writing

Flesh and Blood Humanity

I feel the need to write sometimes.  To get it all out, finally, and see it organized neatly on a page.  Sometimes I can, and sometimes that ability eludes me.  A few years ago when I was struggling… in so many ways… it would be so hard to verbalize my pain and emotions.  Writing was easier then, my solace when…

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Uncategorized, Writing

Because let’s be real… its just me

I do not like looking up how-to articles on blogging and writing book reviews.  Google it, look it up on Pinterest – use whatever your social media you prefer – but however you look up information about blogging, you will find the same suggestions: post regularly, fill your post with pictures, and pick topics based on search engine optimization. All…

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Monday Ponderings, Writing

Monday Ponderings: Glimpses Into Heaven

The sky is always fascinating to me; the height, length, and depth of it.  The sky has as many moods as some men might claim a woman has: the simple, quiet beauty of a sunrise, the peaceful finality of a sunset, the tumultuous power of a storm, or the magic grayness of a snowfall.  But all of the changing moods…

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Uncategorized, Writing

Tribute to a Faithful Friend

I still step out the back door and head for the chicken house, expecting her to follow me.  I still walk across the back yard, expecting her to match me step for step.  Someone kicked a soccer ball across the yard today, and I waited for her to chase it.  But she’s not here anymore. It has been said, time…

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Writing

Year End Bucket List

admin / December 1, 2017

The year is coming to an end.  Slipping slowly down behind the mountain, vanishing from sight.  I like to take this time to look back and think about what all happened this year.  Look back over my shoulder and all that God has done. People like to create bucket lists.  Lists of things to check off in their lifetime.  Places…

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