A Walk With A Writer

A Walk With A Writer

When a writer experiences a phenomena called "writer's block," where he sits and stares at a blank piece of paper or an empty computer screen for hours on end, there's one thing he should always do. No matter what. ___________________________ Write anyway....

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When Guest Books Speak

When Guest Books Speak

   An old copy of "Singing in the Rain," found by my son-in-law as we were packing our Grayson home late one night, became a place for all of us to take a break and practice what is called in literature as "black-out poetry." We had so much fun, we decided to keep the...

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The Truth About Seeing All Sides

The Truth About Seeing All Sides

l haven't moved around enough. Stepped back far enough. Climbed up high enough. Sat down low enough. Leaned in far enough. Or gazed up long enough. To honestly say "I get it"  about much of anything going on these days. I see glimpses of light from nearly every angle....

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When I Don’t Know What Else To Do

When I Don’t Know What Else To Do

I've never met this family but I feel like I have. Ever since I read the first article about Maddie Bell's disappearance, I've found myself checking online news for updates at least once every few hours. Hoping and praying...... she's been found. But every time I read...

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If Mother’s Day Is Hard……..

If Mother’s Day Is Hard……..

To every woman who's hurting, I love you. To every son or daughter who's longing for a hug, I love you too. It's okay to feel sad on a day when others seem happy. It's okay to feel angry too. Life isn't fair. And it's rarely easy. So it's alright to wonder why things...

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Why I Know, More Than Ever, I Need A Way Maker

Why I Know, More Than Ever, I Need A Way Maker

I remember the day I bought my 2020 planner. I wanted one small enough to fit in my purse.... But big enough for detailed daily planning. I thought I had so much to do. If that wasn't enough, I wanted one that was cute. Teal preferably. Maybe with stickers. I knew...

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Facing Good Friday with Covered Faces

Facing Good Friday with Covered Faces

There's nothing easy about a pandemic, but it's not the first time our world has faced a crisis. And I'm thinking it won't be the last. So what do we do when life is hard? Where do we turn when every path leads the same direction? I mean, pandemics can rarely be...

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My Response to COVID-19

My Response to COVID-19

One day at a time. It's really all we've ever been given. One short day at a time. But when our calendar has been wiped clean and all future plans have been put on hold, today suddenly seems bigger, more meaningful, more urgent, more worth "not wasting." And while the...

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When Daffodils Speak…………

When Daffodils Speak…………

Moving in winter means unexpected surprises in spring. The popping up of green all around our new yard reminds me - seeds were planted here long before we came. My job is very different on this new plot of land. Our last yard was dirt when we arrived. We planted the...

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