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Three Questions That Helped Me Get Over My Bullies

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[In honor of Bullying Prevention Month, the folks at MORF Magazine asked me to share how I  overcame bullying in my own journey. For me, the answers came by asking the right questions. My original post on MORF Magazine is here, and here’s a copy below.]   Nothing helped me get over the bullying I experienced [...]

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Giving Thanks for the Fleas

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I’m about to give a spoiler to the incredible book, “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom. Many of you read this in school. It’s the story of a Dutch Christian woman who was arrested by the Nazis and imprisoned in a work camp for hiding Jews in her house. I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without reading it.

The book offers so many lessons for us on justice, deliverance, hope, and faith. But this post is about one lesson in particular that Corrie and her family teach us through their story: How to be thankful for the fleas. So, here’s the spoiler.

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Stopping by India’s Crown

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Today I am honored to stop by India’s Crown, a new blog that connects Christian readers and writers in the West with those in India. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to take the Perspective in Missions course and was able to learn about how Christians live and worship across the world. I’m so glad [...]

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“O Captain! My Captain!” Robin Williams Made Me Laugh Every Year I’ve Been Alive

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On Twitter, @LAcrush wrote: “Somewhere, Robert Sean Leonard, Josh Charles and Ethan Hawke, step up on a table.”                     I am 37 years-old, and Robin Williams has made me laugh every year I’ve been alive. Through humor, he taught me lots of things. In fact, I [...]

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Ten Reasons Aspiring Fiction Writers Should Take Journalism Classes, and Lots of Them

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This week, celeb YA authors Jill Williamson and Stephanie Morrill invited me to share my best advice for aspiring young writers on their blog called Go Teen Writers. Their blog is packed full of great insights for young writers and a regular must-read for high school and college students considering a writing career.  I didn’t have to think [...]

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