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Who Told You That? 

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Remember the old cliché from childhood: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me? Not true. Words and names can do much more lasting damage. Cuts and bruises heal. Words and names create self-images that linger and poison for years. They can become prophecies we …

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Choosing What to Write

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Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Proverbs 3:6 (MSG) As writers, we constantly have ideas for stories and articles. Sometimes there are so many, it feels like our heads will explode. This is part of makes …

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Abandoning God

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For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever… (Psalm 37:28a NLT) I came upon this verse in my devotional time the other day. God never abandons the godly. He keeps us safe forever. A very comforting Scripture, one we can cling …

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Why Do We Have Money? 

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God wants to bless us. We all know this. He gives us resources such as money, time, and talent to manage for His glory. Several Scriptures speak of storing up lasting treasures in heaven. How do we do that? We can’t send a cash deposit to our heavenly account. We …

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When God Feels Far Away

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Ever have those moments when God feels far away? I mean really far away. Like on the other side of Mars. When this happens to me, it’s usually because I’m under a great deal of stress and pressure. For some, it could be a health issue or relationship problems. For …

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When Life Is a Struggle

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There are times when this journey called life is a struggle. And not just the pits and valleys. In a sense, life is a long journey upward, upward to heaven. There are times when taking that next step can seem like the hardest thing ever. Even if it’s only getting out …

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Writing Regrets

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After several years on this writing journey and from talking with others on the same path, I’ve found six things I wish I had done differently. Maybe you share some of them. 1) Following trends instead of my heart We all have stories in our hearts. Stories that we need …

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Continue the Journey

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Continue the Journey has been my tag line since I first became serious about writing and printed my first business cards. It stems from my debut novel, Journey to Riverbend. But there’s more to it than just a gimmick to remind people about the book. (Did I mention my first …

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How Do We Edify?

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Matthew 12:36-37 NLT tells us we will be called to give an account of every idle word we speak. Our words will either acquit us or condemn us. Pretty heavy message, isn’t it? As writers, I think we also need to include every word we write. The questions are: As …

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