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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A Slight Shift


Right off the bat, let me say that the focus of this blog is not changing. Being a writer, reader, and Christ follower is still what will drive the content here. But I will be making some changes. My personal and professional goals demand it. But I still want to provide content for you guys. […]

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The Long-Distance Race


“The Christian life is not a series of 100-yard sprints; it is like a cross-country race. It’s a long obedience in the same direction.” – Alistair Begg I realized long ago that I’m not a very patient person. I sometimes wonder if it has something to do with the era I’ve spent my teens and […]

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2019 Reading List


I mentioned in my OneWord post that I would be focusing more on non-fiction Christian books in the new year, and I wanted to share some of the books I plan to read. Her-Story is a devotional. Each day of the year, you learn about a woman from the Bible or Christian history who had […]

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One Word 365 (2019)


     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. I’m a bit early with this […]

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Green by Ted Dekker


Originally posted on The Reformed Writer:
Green is Book Zero, both the final and first book of Ted Dekker’s Circle Series. This novel picks up with Thomas of Hunter and the Circle ten years after the events in the novel White. But now the Circle is breaking. The followers of Elyon have begun to doubt…

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Interview & Giveaway


I recently had the opportunity to participate in 3 Questions Wednesday over at Inspired Prompt. You can learn a little about me as I answer the following questions: Can you describe yourself in three words? Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and […]

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The Bullet Journal: To Plan or to Track?


I’ve tried a lot of ways to get myself organized with my writing. Not just in terms of keeping track of ideas and notes, but in terms of making myself sit down and get things done. I was using a Monthly/Daily planner for a while, but I eventually fell away from keeping it up. I […]

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Will You Join Me On My Journey?


A couple of months ago I shared that I entered a writing contest as part of my plan to treat writing as a career and look for opportunities to be published. I’m still waiting on the results of that contest, but I want to share some things on my writing journey as a whole. I […]

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One Word 365 (2018)


9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. 10 Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the Spirit; serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. 13 Share with the saints […]

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Another Year Gone. A New Year Ahead.


2017 wasn’t all I wanted it to be, but it had its moments. I read some great books, learned a lot about writing, took a big step on my writing journey, and drew closer to God. Now we’re all reflecting on the time that has passed, and looking to the time ahead to make changes […]

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A Chance at Publication


I just took a big step on my writing journey! I submitted an essay to The Writer magazine for a contest. Part of the prize will be publication in their magazine! Unfortunately, it may be a couple of months before the winner is announced, so I’ll have this on my mind until then. But I’ve […]

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