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To My Younger Self

Dear My Younger Self Who Wants to Be a Fiction Writer, Yes, you, hanging out with your friends and family, your graduation cap affixed to your head. Congratulations! You have graduated high school. You have already decided where you are going to college and what you are doing after graduation. Good for you! But before… Read More To My Younger Self

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Ministry Defined

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”-2 Corinthians 5:19-20.                   What is ministry? In my opinion, Ministry… Read More Ministry Defined

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Kinds of Love

I’ve always hated that love is expressed with only one word. This is mainly because so many people use it loosely, saying things like “I love my shoes!” or “I love that guy.” When people do that, I feel like they are cheapening the meaning of love. [bctt tweet=”Love should be said to someone else… Read More Kinds of Love

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Why I Love Horses

I have loved horses since I was a little girl. I collected horse stuffed animals like it was the end of the world, and voraciously read every single horse book I could find in my library. I watched movies like Black Beauty or Black Stallion and every time we played animals at school, I wanted… Read More Why I Love Horses

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Finding Inspiration

Inspiration: the elusive Muse from which writers or artists draw their skills. I say elusive because inspiration seems always out of reach, and often times as a writer I feel like the statue of the man sitting and thinking. I think instead of act, instead of writing what comes to mind. Even as I write… Read More Finding Inspiration

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Grace Defined

Some of you may know this and some of you may not, but I thought that it was important to mention: I am a Christian. This simple phrase is not simply a system of beliefs I hold but an entire lens through which I see the world. Thus, when it comes to the concept of… Read More Grace Defined

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Friendship

“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”  ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves             Many of us know that one friend that we couldn’t live without. Maybe it is one person or multiple people. For me, it is… Read More Friendship

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Discovering Etania

Writers feel like they pour part of themselves into their characters. I know I feel this way myself. In my character Keyel, I poured my service-heart and what I have observed from families with tough father-son relationships. Jakin is my charismatic and humorous side, and reminds me of a friend of mine. Tala is based… Read More Discovering Etania

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Dedication

Photo by Elvert Barnes. Flickr Creative Commons. I know I’m guilty of looking for a quick fix to my problems. I don’t want to make dinner, so I’ll order out instead. I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to go on a strict diet, so I try a fad weekend diet instead. I’m… Read More Dedication