Cannonball!
Jan14

Cannonball!

I’ve been all talk these first few weeks of 2016. I was hoping the motivational jargon coming out of my mouth would inspire written words. Alas, I’ve only allowed myself to be distracted and aloof. I’m ’bout to get my rear in gear, and cannonball into my writing. The writing waters are cold, and I know because I’ve hesitantly dipped my toes in the shallow end of the pool the first few weeks of January....

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‘Pass’ion
Jan06

‘Pass’ion

Passion is something that we all want in our lives. The word passion makes me think of thrilling and exhilarating things, like rollercoasters (I’m addicted and would ride them over and over if they’d let me) and first kisses. Passion isn’t bad, but it’s proven to be fleeting.  So, why would I want passion if it doesn’t last forever? When we have passion for something or someone it compels us to...

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What will you do (or not do) in 2016?
Jan02

What will you do (or not do) in 2016?

The new year is here and no matter how hard we try we can’t go back. I’m resolved to step away from Netflix and its holiday haze, and plan to step into a year of action: creative, physical, and spiritual action! Some of us *points finger at self* have set lofty goals for 2016. I do it every year and subconsciously make the same mistakes. Whether it’s the number of words I plan to write or the number of novels...

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That’s A Wrap
Dec19

That’s A Wrap

I’m currently wrapping up my day and ending my week. It also happens to be the last month of the year. Yet as everything is coming to a close, I’m not ready to tie a shiny bow on any of my projects. The fact is I’m in the middle of two manuscripts, the Christmas shopping isn’t finished, and there are always papers to grade and laundry to be washed and folded. If I tried to wrap up anything in my life right now...

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Missing It
Dec15

Missing It

As an imperfect human, I miss things. I miss things epically! I whiff a basketball shot, avoid the jerk cutting me off in traffic, misunderstand a conversation, forget an appointment… Missing is a part of life. If only missing were a sport, I’d be a gold medalist in the Mislympics! Over time, I’ve learned that missing isn’t all bad. There have been times I’ve missed a phone call or someone’s meaning...

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It’s Not Easy Being Green.
Dec10

It’s Not Easy Being Green.

Last weekend I hosted some boisterous Middle School girls for a sleepover. Yes, I’m old enough to have a 13 year old daughter, and I’ve been teaching her and her friends for two squee-filled years. During the giggling, crafting, and truth-or-daring I was taken back to the awkward, self-doubting tween I once was. It wasn’t easy feeling different then, and the same holds true as a 30-something year old. Can you...

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“Presents”
Dec03

“Presents”

I enjoy Christmas, and everything that comes with it; goodwill, cooler weather, hot chocolate, carols, and family. The presents are a bonus. During the span of my lifetime, I’ve observed our culture (and been guilty of) glorifying the presents more and more. It amazes me how that growing desire to have the next best thing correlates with our increasing craving for a presence in this world. I want to buy my loved ones the gift...

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What Will You Do With An Extra Hour?
Oct29

What Will You Do With An Extra Hour?

Daylight Savings is upon us and since it’s Fall I’ll be falling back into bed… Or will I? This extra hour is what I pray for every day, so why am I not using it? The struggle is real. Sleep vs. Writing vs. Netflix vs. Reading vs. Family vs. Laundry vs. Saving the World There are so many posts and updates and tweets and videos suggesting how we should manage your time. We should be creating a schedule for our writing...

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