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do not merely live life to survive …

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style,” Maya Angelou

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Teachable Spirit

‘Seek My face with a teachable spirit. Come into My presence with thanksgiving, desiring to be transformed’—Jesus Calling. Sarah Young mentions further, “I want you to be all Mine … I gave everything for you … hold back nothing from … Continue reading

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Birthing a “baby”

I’ve heard it said that writing and releasing a book is somewhat akin to birthing a baby. Now that I’m on the other side of that equation, I agree.   Life is: Good, Fragile, Precious just released to the public this … Continue reading

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Master Sculptor

A little boy watched a sculptor begin chiseling a large block of marble. The sculptor worked meticulously until the slab looked like the face of Abraham Lincoln. “How did you do that?” the little boy asked. The sculptor said with … Continue reading

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Publishing and Waiting …

Even though circumstances do not seem to be going right, fair—always remember God still steers the boat. Relationships fail, money’s tight, child spills his milk, toilet overflows, ideal college seems elusive, death separates, divorce/abuse divides—though your dream lingers, “wait for … Continue reading

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Galley proofs in!

“Though is tarries, wait for it.” (Habakkuk 2:3) A few days ago, I received my first galley proofs of my book and cover. Lauren, Publishing Services Associate, exclaimed “Congratulations!” True, I am very excited to be moved to the next … Continue reading

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Spring Release!

This brain tumor survivor is announcing that my book is now in the Design/Production phase. Looking forward to a Spring Release. I’ll be sharing glimpses of my personal journal entries interwoven in this frightening health crisis. You will learn of … Continue reading

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Creative Writing class visit

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak to a wonderful high school group of Creative Writers from Hudsonville Public High School. We talked about publishing, critiquing, and blogging. I suspect there will be a few budding authors spring forth from … Continue reading

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Black & Yellow Garden Argiope (spider)

Just so you know up front: I am NOT (nor ever will be) a spider lover, but when I saw this amazingly colorful spider, I couldn’t help but stare. And marvel at the Creator’s handiwork! The web extends from the top … Continue reading

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Small, Small World

  She pauses with her white dog I walk past Attempting to clear cobwebs Re-fresh and Re-generate my brain I pause; then stop Together we chat Discovering we shared the same workplace Years ago Past memories surface Re-live old times … Continue reading

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