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Depending on Your Own Understanding

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Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Over the last couple of years, I spent a large amount of time working on a novel. The …

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When Things Don’t Go My Way

What happens when things don’t go the way I want? And they frequently don’t. Traffic makes me late for an appointment. My favorite TV show is preempted by politics. The agent I want sends a polite yet form letter rejection. I don’t get the editing or ghostwriting contract I sought. …

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Always in a Hurry?

Do you ever feel like you’re always in a hurry? I do. Lots of times it seems I’m always running behind and I find myself wishing my days had six or eight or ten more hours so I could accomplish everything on my to do list. If it’s on my …

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Patience, NOW

There is a scene in Star Wars, Episode IV, where Luke is attacking the Death Star, about to drop a bombdown a chute to the core of the weapon. His wing commander tells him, “Wait for it. Wait for it. Did you know the Lord tells us basically the same …

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Trust

Trust—in yourself and in your calling and in God—is the fourth pillar of the writing life. Years ago, my wife and I planned to drive from Rhode Island to Fort Worth, Texas so we acquired Trip Tics from AAA. These booklets plotted out every mile of the drive. When we …

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