The Importance of a Writer’s Value Assessment

Are there any other aspiring writers out there drowning in this sea of publishing pieces? When I decided to pursue publishing my manuscripts, I began researching what was required of writers in this technologically driven era. I had just emerged from a lengthy season of writing isolation, which enabled me to produce profusely. Yet the more …

Resisting Perfectionism: The Harsh Taskmaster of our Souls

"Progress not perfection"                                                     -AA Slogan Perfectionism is a harsh taskmaster of our souls.  Perfectionism replays those child-like messages filled with shame, "If you don't do what he/she says, you're a failure. You'll never write good enough, blog good enough, teach good enough…" This endless list of lack haunts my mind when I submit …

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 …

45 Let’s Get Real

Is there anyone out there who remembers that book Hinds' Feet on High Places?            This is a metaphorical story about a character named "Little Miss Much Afraid" whose quest to overcome her fears results in her transformation. I used to read that book with hopes that one day I would experience the same metamorphosis. I longed to transform into …

Day 28 “I Teach”

"A moment happens while living upon this earth when you realize it is not all about you…and then you teach!"   I need to refocus! Yesterday's session with my editor spun me out of optimism and into a depressive inertia. I spent my time designing the "Refrain from the Identical" creativity site because I had …

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