The Book That Changed My Writing: “The Story of With”

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This one is for all you creatives out there. For many artists pursuing their craft, whether it is writing or painting, home remodeling or singing, there seems to be one thing that helps them understand their art. There’s a building they saw once that inspired them to see the power of great design. Or, it […]

My Third Novel, My Head, and My Heart

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For those of you who have been tracking with me, I’ve been working on my third novel for several years now. My first manuscript was never published—and for good reason. The second became Like Moonlight at Low Tide. And the third, a story about a group of five kids who grow up together, has been […]

The Excuses Are Real, But Christ Is Our Reality. And He Is Greater.

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“Here’s the truth,” my best friend said, “The excuses are real.” She had just completed a major hike and was sharing what she had learned. It was just what I needed to hear. It’s true. The pain and the going without and the interruptions–they’re all real problems that work to keep us from doing the […]

When We Say, “I Could Never Be Like That”

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The problem with envy is that it never really comes out and announces itself. It sneaks up on us. It leaks out in phrases that turn in the mind, or it masquerades like low self-esteem. “I could never do that.” “It wouldn’t work like that for me because I’m not like them. I’m (too much, […]

When We Say, “I Will Surrender Tomorrow”

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“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 When we say, “I will surrender tomorrow,” […]