One Word 365 (2022)

Why are we here? Why are we alive? We all want to feel like our lives have meaning. We want a purpose. As a Christian, I know what my purpose is. “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” – Ecclesiastes 12:13 “So, whether you eat or drink, or […]

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Making Time

Making time. Wouldn’t it be great if we could actually make time? A lot of writers struggle to make time to write. At the very least, we struggle to make the time to write consistently. My biggest writing obstacle is that I have a full time job that requires a lot of critical thinking and […]

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Slavery Still Exists. Let’s End It.

Slavery still exists. It may not look like the slavery we read about in our textbooks. It’s not legal. But it still exists today as human trafficking. What is human trafficking? It is the illegal trade of human beings. It’s the recruitment, control, and use of people for their bodies and for their labor through […]

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One Word 365 (2021)

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. – Matthew 6:6 Prayer has always been something I struggle to do consistently. Private prayer. The kind of prayer spoken of in Matthew 6:6. I know […]

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Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021.

2020 – What. A. Year. There was a lot to deal with, wasn’t there? I won’t mention the big events that have been talked about over and over. We all know what they are. Instead, here’s a quick recap of my year, personally. Early on in 2020, work got overwhelming. My very first post was […]

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Join Me On My Journey

Community is important for a writer. Writing is such an isolated task, that we can forget who we’re writing for. The reader. Building a connection can make a big difference to a writer. Trying to turn writing into a career also takes time and funds. I have the time now. Funds could be better. Funds […]

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It’s Alive!

It’s been one heck of a year! The craziness of the world aside, my daily life is finally calming down. The part of my job that has kept me from this blog, reading as much as I would like, and working on my novel at all, is done! I feel like I can finally breathe, […]

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Officially On Hiatus

You may have noticed that I haven’t made a post at all so far this year. There are a few reasons for that, but the main one is that my day job is keeping my extremely busy lately and will continue to do so for the next few months. So, the plans I have to […]

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Reading List 2020

My reading list for 2019 went mostly unread. I was stuck in a reading rut for most of the year, and didn’t get to cross off more than a few books. Some of those books will carry over to this year’s reading list. Others will have to be pushed back. In 2020, I want to […]

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One Word 365 (2020)

The purpose of One Word 365 is to put aside the usual New Year’s resolutions that we never seem to keep. Instead, you pick one word. Just one word that you want to spend the year focusing on and living out… whatever that may mean for you, personally. My One Word for 2020 is focus. […]

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The Reading Rut of 2019

I go through at least one reading rut every year, and I’m currently in one. Part of the reason is that my job is keeping me busy and mentally exhausted. The other reason, I believe, is that I’m reading St. Augustine’s Confessions, which is not light reading. The little bit of time I get to […]

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