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Living Revved Up

Do you ever get the feeling life is running out of control and you’re racing like a car in the Indy 500? And falling further behind the rest of the cars no matter how fast you go? And your pit crew looks like the Three Stooges on steroids? A few …

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Looking Behind, Looking Ahead

At the end of 2017, I took a few days to reflect. Not only on the year just ended, but also on the new one about to begin. Here are three questions that guided my time. What did I learn in 2017 that made me grow as a writer, and …

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Where Does Stress Come From?

Stress: a state of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existing equilibrium (Miriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition) If we’re breathing, we all feel stress. Something is always trying to disrupt our equilibrium. For many of us, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is …

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When in doubt…

Doubt is a fact of life for all us, writers included. Writing is, by its nature, introspective. Most of us create alone. This opens the door for all kinds of insecurity to creep in and whisper in our ears. Sometimes it’s as simple as wondering if I’ve taken the right …

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Thankfulness

An announcement for my faithful readers. This Friday, Journey to Riverbend will be free on Kindle. Click the link below to take advantage of this offer.   Thankfullness It’s that time of year when it seems everyone is sharing what they’re thankful for. And well we should. Too often, we …

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Happy Thanksgiving

May this be a season of joy for all of you as you enjoy this special holiday with family and precious friends. And remember to thank God who made it all possible for us.  

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A Perspective on the Shooting in Texas

  I’ve been thinking…Not always a good thing where my mind is concerned, but it is what it is. This past Sunday, there was a horrific shooting at a small church in a rural area nears San Antonio. In Texas terms, that’s not far from where I live in North …

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Life’s Inconveniences

Life does have a way of throwing inconveniences at us. Some call them Fate. Others call them acts of God (insurance companies seem to like this one—like it’s their get out of jail free card). Some people see them as attempts by the devil to throw us off track. Still …

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A Time to Reflect

This is the time of year where we reminisce about last year, looking at both the good and the not so good. Do we take the time to reflect on both areas? Do we try to figure why the good was good and what did we do to make it …

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Merry Christmas

This week, I wish all my friends and faithful readers the Merriest Christmas. May you all be blessed with joyous times of creating new memories with family and friends. And I pray we all find time to stop and meditate on the reason for the season, Jesus.  

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