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The Meaning of Christmas

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It’s that time of year when I think many of us ponder the questions, “What’s it all about?” “What’s the meaning of all this decorating and buying?” “Why do we do it?” This year, the meaning of Christmas is stirring in me at deeper levels. I’m seeing the season in …

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Time to Refocus

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As you know from previous posts, I have a heart condition. A serious one. And sometimes it’s tempting to give in to it, to pamper myself, to let it limit my experiences and my enjoyment of life. But I don’t. I want to live to the fullest, to enjoy all …

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The Blank Page Revisited

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Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good. William Faulkner While I was searching for a blog idea for this week’s post, I came across this blog that I first posted in March of 2018. It struck me …

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Breakthrough

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In last week’s blog (Click Here), I told part of the life-changing breakthrough I experienced recently. It’s a breakthrough that’s still happening. Last week I shared about rebuking and replacing the negative voices in my head. The ones that kept me trapped. I had to replace unhealthy messages with the …

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Who’s the Loudest Voice in My Life?

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We all hear voices. Some are internal. Some are not. If you’re a writer, especially a fiction writer, you hear the voices of your characters telling you who they are and where to take the story next. Other internal voices include our conscience and all the voices we’ve heard through …

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Getting Old

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In the spring of 2017, I faced the possibility I might not live to see my 70th birthday. I was in the cardiac ICU in a hospital in Branson, MO with complete heart block waiting for a pacemaker to be inserted. It didn’t feel like God was done with me …

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What Inspires Me?

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Like many writers, I’m frequently asked what inspires me to write. Often, this goes far beyond the specific book they’ve been reading. Some authors might respond, “I need to earn a living.” Although few writers actually support themselves with their writing. So what inspires them to get up every day …

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