Category Archives: Wisdom

Day #300 – Life Aboard a Boat, Part 1

This is a momentous occasion—300 days on the trail, the waterway trail that is! I find this hard to believe unless I look at my journal or calendar and see verification for myself. 300 days, 4848 miles, 16 states + … Continue reading

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Come to Me

Come To Me                      Are you weary? Burdened beyond words? Rest is found in Him. In Him alone. Freely, generously without question. I can learn from Him. He is my Teacher; … Continue reading

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How satisfied are you?

“The first hour of waking is the rudder that guides the whole day,” Henry W. Beecher.     How do you roll in the morning? My morning usually rolls rather slowly. It takes me a bit to get my bearings and move … Continue reading

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Shine Like Stars

“Do not be afraid to be different from other people. The path I have called you to travel is exquisitely right for you. The more closely you follow My leading, the more fully I can develop your gifts. To follow … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Where’s your solitary place?

C.S. Lewis wisely points out that no one was busier than Christ. “Our model is the Jesus … of the workshop, the roads, the crowds, the clamorous demands and surly oppositions, the lack of all peace and privacy, the interruptions. … Continue reading

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