Deep Cauldron of Emotions: Lighting the Way through Personal Expression

When we dare to connect with and share our feelings, we light the way for others to do the same. This is the gift of writing and the glory of words. Have you ever read someone’s insights and felt the pouring of warm wax over the candle of understanding hidden within your soul? The writer’s …

This is family. This is church.

In a lower-income neighborhood by the school where I teach is "The Neighborhood Impact House." A local church* provides a cozy family environment with homework help, arts and crafts, music lessons, sports activities, a community garden, and a kid-friendly bible study. Children and youth flock to this home, and I go more for the gifts of …

57 Designing New Identities

Words You pickpocket of creativity Stealing innovation and energy Shall you alone define my destiny? Words Recently, my daughter, Andy, came for a visit and we immediately headed for Michaels. We bought supplies for the masquerade masks we envisioned making. This project has simmered in our minds for some time now. Besides, I needed a break from words, words, …

A Puppet and the Alabaster Jar

Today is fresh with possibilities. I want to learn more about the craft of writing so I can paint beautiful words upon the canvas of life. Yet more than this, I want to be become real because I know what God can do with real. He can take our humanity and mix in His Spirit and create healing oil. …

Being at Peace with your Purposes

We live in a culture driven by the desire for success as calculated by popularity and wealth. These messages form our value systems as they stream through television and computer screens. While some climb up to the top of the dog pile and wave the flag of success, most people labor in jobs they hate …

52 Misconceptions of a blogger who doesn’t “really count!”

Last night I spent a significant amount of time visiting the blogs of "40 bloggers who really count," as featured on "Times Online."        The WordPress dashboard link, "Congratulations to Our 'Bloggers Who Really Count,' caught my eye and I just had to find out what these blogs had that earned them this status. As I read through the …

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