Category Archives: Faith

A Writer’s Manifesto: The Kind of Writer I Want to Be

This summer was the first in several that I did not have a writing deadline. The book was finished, published in fact. Outside of one book review due in June, I had no other commitments. Instead of feeling a sense … Continue reading

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A Tribute To My Grandma

Doris Elizabeth Smith, October 19, 1922-June 24, 2016 A little over a week ago I received an early-morning text from my mom informing me that Grandma passed. My mom and dad were headed to the airport when they received the … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Word

Happy New Year, friends! I took down the last of the outdoor Christmas lights today and saw a school bus rumble past, signaling the end of Christmas Break and the return to normal life. Tomorrow is the start of my … Continue reading

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Pursuing God in the Ordinary

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.”  Romans 12:1, The Message I was twenty years old when I … Continue reading

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