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Fit for the Master’s Use

One of my test readers recently sent me an email that both blessed me and reminded me of what we’re all about as writers. At the end of her email, she included a prayer: God, I pray you give Henry wisdom, knowledge, creativity, patience and energy to finish Your book. …

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A Speck in the Universe?

Recently, my wife and I were privileged to see a preview of the IMAX movie, “Hubble.”   The images the Hubble sends back are artistically beautiful, inspiring, and awe inducing. . Beyond the range of the human eye are stars, galaxies, nebulas, all churning with power of God’s words, “Light, …

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Let’s See Where This Goes

? I grew up with a father who liked to take road trips. He would think nothing of driving from Providence, RI, to New York City for Sunday dinner. Sunday afternoon drives were his way of relaxing. When driving the back roads of Rhode Island, he would come across a …

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Seeing it For the First Time

Yesterday, I experienced seeing my book, Journey to Riverbend, on the shelf of a bookstore for the first time. There it was, the cover that’s been my computer wallpaper for almost a year, the cover that captured the heroine so well. When I first saw the cover, my reaction was …

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Handling Rejection

At my first writers’ conference, with trembling hands and sweaty palms, I presented my first five pages to an agent. She said they were interesting and showed promise and, if I could sell them to a publisher, to come back and see her. I bit back the first words that …

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Truth in Fiction

Truth in fiction. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Fiction is made up stories culled from the author’s imagination, ideas creatively crafted into worlds and characters. But each author, each story, has a truth inside and the writing is the attempt to get it out. It can be a story …

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Where Would We Be Without Mentors

One of the greatest blessings I’ve ever received as a writer was the divine appointment the Lord made for me with the person who became by mentor and my friend. I met DiAnn Mills at the North Texas Christian Writers Conference in September, 2008. She read the first few pages …

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Reflections on the Season

Thanksgiving. The time of year for reflections and nostalgia, of memories from years past. And for reflection on the here and now, of the blessings and favor we walk in. For me, this is a time to savor all He’s done. Our Father has blessed me this year, beyond measure, …

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What Deadlines Say About Us

During the summer we were overcharged by several hundred dollars for some work we had done. In pursuing reimbursement, the office manager assured her that she would have the check within a week. We are now on our tenth “within a week.” So, what do we think of the office …

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Touching Others

Sometimes, it seems, we go through life wondering what it’s all about, feeling like we’re unknown little cogs that nobody notices. We go through life, day after day, our routines and habits seeming to define us. We see others in passing as they tangentially touch our lives. The barista at …

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