Books

Because I Still Want Your Approval

This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for helping me keep the lights on here on the blog. I like to think I’m beyond it, this ugly need to have your approval. I’ve written about it. I’ve been real about it, and sometimes I believe for a few days that I’ve finally beaten it. The truth…

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Book Reviews, Books

You’re Going To Be Okay

This post contains affiliate links which costs you nothing more Thanks for helping me keep the lights on here on the blog. Flopping down across our king bed, I weave a strand of silver from beneath my brunette. (Well, it was more than a single strand.) “Look at this” I frown to my husband. “I’m…

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Sacrifice

My Sister, My Hero

My belly expanded with my first pregnancy all those months, while she slept underneath a humvee all the way around the world from us. It was the beginning of the war, and so many other things we hadn’t imagined. We plastered the flag all over our cars and we rallied, that we would “never forget.” …

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31 Days (Creativity)

Demonstrate Courage

Please keep demonstrating the courage that it takes to swim upstream in a world that prefers putting away for retirement to putting pen to paper, that chooses practicality over poetry, that values you more for going to the gym than going to the deepest places in your soul. Please keep making your art for people…

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31 Days (Creativity)

By All Means

  “If you hear a voice within you say „you cannot paint“, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ― Vincent van Gogh What are you telling yourself you cannot do?

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BibleDude

The Long Way To Freedom-Living The Story

Here is the paradox of the thing we call freedom: the farther we wander from God and the more we try to break free from him, the more enchained we become. Every step we take away from him leads us farther from the freedom of Jesus and closer to the cruelty of Cain. – Steven…

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Art, writing

Joining Lisa-Jo and other amazing writers for a little bit of soul-baring, where we write for 5 short minutes, without editing, without backtracking, and then we link up and share some encouragement. Lisa-Jo chooses the prompt, and today, that word is Bare. GO. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.…

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Dreams

On Tuesdays, a few of us dreamers are joining up with Holley to share different phases of the God-sized dreaming journey. Today, we’re talking about fears we’ve faced in the process, and the truths that are bigger than the fears.    I could probably write another book entirely on the fears I’ve had to stare…

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