In Search of my “Desire Line”

Recently, I read an insightful article titled, "The Key Elements of Writing a Good Memoir" by author Adair Lara http://writersdigest.com/article/elements-of-an-effective-arc/. The author's approach to creating a narrative arc simmers in my mind as I seek to craft my memoir:  "The first step in drawing an arc is to answer this question: What did you (as the …

#57 The Unpredictable Nature of my Blogging Destiny

"When God give you a new lease on life, build something beautiful!"   Quests embody exploration, so I never enjoy the last page of an adventure novel. The story ends and only real life awaits the closing of the book cover. With this said, I decided to extend my In Search of my Blogging Identity Quest a little …

The Reminders

Sometimes we need reminders of what is most important in our lives. God gently nudges us towards what is right, true, and redemptive. I, for one, become quite self-indulgent while working on my many projects. This morning, I rummaged through some papers and I came across a reminder.            Rereading this letter brought a precious memory to …

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, …

The Searching

"One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar."                                                                                                            -Helen Keller I have noticed a distinct pattern in my life over the years. Whenever a change of direction or expansion of opportunity is in the wind, restlessness descends. If I had actual wings of flight like a giant eagle, I …

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 …

The Ironic Side of Destiny

I cannot stop thinking about the strange and mysterious nature of destiny.  I often envision something years before its fulfillment. Then I push and strive to make it materialize. Unfortunately, my grasping seems to only go so far before it ends up in disappointment. I go for the cake and end up gnawing on the wax candle. Once …

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