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Rest in Peace Dr Charles Stanley

Tears were flowing, memories were relived, and people paid their respects. The beautiful flower arrangements were a small testament of God’s creation. Red rose bouquets lay upon the rich mahagony casket. It was a moment that took my breath away. A very nice touch to the man that has passed from this life into the next. Continue reading

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A Writing Craft Experience

“Since writing is ideally a balance between the private vision and the public world, the one passionate and often inchoate, the other formally constructed, quick to categorize and assess, it’s necessary to think of this art as a craft. Without craft, art remains private. Without art, craft is merely hackwork.” Quote except from Joyce Carol … Continue reading

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Show Some Respect and Change the World

I have refrained from giving my opinion during this election.  The discouragement and lack of respect given to each of the opponents show little to no value for the American people.  How can we respect our leaders when they lack the respect of one another? The candidates have slandered one another and pointed fingers at … Continue reading

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How to Discover your Life Purpose

Where are you in your life’s journey? What were you put on earth to do? Everyone has a life purpose. Once you discover what that purpose is, you can begin to live a life of fulfillment. Last week, everyone was looking for that big win in the lottery. The Powerball lottery was well over $1 … Continue reading

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What can you do differently this year to be successful – for a better you?

What can you do differently this year to reach your dreams and be the person you were created to be? There is an expression that you don’t know what you don’t know. So how do you begin to know what you don’t? A new year provides us hope. In my approach this year, I invite you to take the next step to becoming a better you. This reasoning is not just for success in writing, but having success in all walks of life. Continue reading

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You are God’s Masterpiece of Great Value

Do you know you are God’s masterpiece?  You are the work of the Master’s hands.  You were born for such a time as this. There is a purpose for your life.  God is preparing you for a great ministry and you have everything you need for this day. There are times of persecution which prepares … Continue reading

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Can you trust again after being hurt?

Trusting someone else leaves us vulnerable. We get hurt and we fear that if we allow our hearts to love we may get hurt all over again. We hope someone will come along and save us from this despair. We hope in anticipation of a better life. We aim for a courageous confidence in the … Continue reading

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What does Mother’s Day mean to a mom like me

Do you know what it’s like to be a mother?  You begin in agony and pain. Labor is a …. well, all moms know what I mean. In the beginning, you don’t sleep for months. Waking to feedings and crying, burping and slurping all the way through the early years.  Hours turn into days, weeks … Continue reading

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Why Christians commemorate Good Friday

Can you imagine watching someone you love being beaten? What if you had no power over stopping it? What might that feel like? Torment…anguish…brokenness? Perhaps these were the emotions of Mary and the followers of Jesus when they watched their beloved being crucified. On that fateful Good Friday over 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ was whipped, beaten, pierced and nailed to the cross. Continue reading

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Happy New Year: A Reflection of our Blessings

Whatever this past year has meant to you, my prayer is that 2015 will be richer than last, more gracious than the past, and not go by so fast. Continue reading

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