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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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Remembering the Legacy of Maya Angelou With Her Own Words

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou I heard the news today. Maya Angelou died.  I was stopped in my tracks.  Her words have kept an effervescent presence in my mind. I hear her poetry.  I hear her … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote: It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

When film critic Roger Ebert described the movie, ‘Cloud Atlas’ he said, “to borrow from Churchill’s description of Russia, ‘it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.’ It fascinates in the moment. It’s getting from one moment to the next that is tricky.” I love that quote. Some things fascinate in the … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Words Mean What They Say They Mean

Today’s word of the day is inspired from Rick Warren‘s daily devotional. It’s about the words we use and how we use them. Instead of shutting people down wouldn’t you rather be building them up? If what we say is what we mean, shouldn’t we be careful as to not let our mouths take control … Continue reading

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Develop Your Purpose in Life and Make the Most of Your Time on Earth

Every situation in life develops a purposeful plan for your life. Things are meant to happen along the way to develop your character and build you into the person God has planned for you. When we try to “fix” things or control our situations we become frustrated and sometimes end up in the ditch. It’s … Continue reading

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Leaders Who Serve Others Seek The Lord

I love what Rick Warren says about servant hood and leadership. He said, “There will always be more people willing to do “great” things for God than there are people willing to do the little things. The race to be a leader is crowded, but the field is wide open for those willing to be … Continue reading

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Oldest Woman Dies Leaving Five Lessons to Longevity

I read a story this week about the oldest person in the world who died. According to the Guinness World Records, Besse Cooper was the oldest woman at 116 years old. She passed away Tuesday in a Georgia nursing home. I thought about this woman who lived to be 116-years-old. What was her secret to longevity? … Continue reading

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Never Give Up on Your Dreams and Goals in Life

What are your hopes and dreams? Have you set clearly defined goals you want to accomplish? Those life goals that you set for yourself will drive your passions.  If you know what drives you to succeed, then you will do whatever is necessary to try to meet that goal. Henry Ford once said, “Obstacles are … Continue reading

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Inspirational Stories Spark Writing Dreams: Review ‘The Writer’s Idea Book’

“Writing is an act of hope,” Jack Heffron says in “The Writer’s Idea Book.” How true is that statement! Just merely writing down our thoughts and wishes, we are inspiring our dreams. We are eagerly anticipating great things. The author of this book goes on to say, “It is a means of carving order from … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration in Robert Frost’s Poem ‘The Road Not Taken’

The road less travelled by is a journey of the soul. In this inspirational story of a traveler who reaches a crossroads, he must make a choice: Which road shall he bear? Everyone has their own destiny. At some point a fork in the road will present itself. What do you seek? What will you … Continue reading

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  • Show Some Respect and Change the World — FaithDream’s Inspiration
    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 Show Some Respect […]
  • Look For the Guideposts They Give You Direction
    These guideposts direct you, giving insight. Sometimes God will miraculously open doors for you when you least expect it.  They might appear to be coincidental but in reality they are meant for you to make a decision. The guideposts are there. They could come in the form of temptations or the form of an arrow … Continue reading Look For the Guideposts They G […]
  • Three Types of Friendships
    Many friendships will come and go in life. In seasons of change, a person will encounter new friends, and old friends will fall away. There are friendships that stay with you during a lifetime. Those friends are the first ones you call to share good news and the ones you can count on in times … Continue reading Three Types of Friendships →

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