Category Archives: Writing

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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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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Joy in stress?

How you ever considered that trials and temptations can be a way of making us mature? Or molding us to be complete and lacking nothing? That’s what the writer of James is telling us in the first chapter of his … Continue reading

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DREAM Big!

My husband and I did some after-Christmas shopping. While browsing the shelves for bargains, we purchased hand towel with the words: DREAM written across the bottom edge. Above the lettering appeared a spray of green leaves and red berries with … Continue reading

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The Transformation Project

This year, our local Word Weavers writers group embarked upon a mission of compiling an anthology book. The theme would be “Transformation.” For some odd reason, the idea didn’t excite me—at least not at first.     Most of the … Continue reading

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Do you consider yourself an Encourager?

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today”—Hebrews 3:13. We must not give up! Some days and hours are just tougher than others. We all have days when we feel good about ourselves, our family, and … Continue reading

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Chosen by the Master Gardener

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener … I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can … Continue reading

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Water your own grass

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” — 1 Thessalonians 5:18. “I am calling you to a life of thankfulness. I want all your moments to be punctuated with thanksgiving” — Jesus … Continue reading

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