Category Archives: Writing

How to Cultivate a Writing Life: Attend a Writer’s Conference

At the end of October, I attended my first Writer’s Conference—The Indiana Faith and Writing Conference at Anderson University. I’m so glad I went. I’ll be honest and say I was a bit nervous beforehand. I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

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Everywhere God Launches

Reader, the book is available for purchase! In some ways, I can’t believe I made it to this point. I think every author has a moment, or two, or three, where she wants to quit. The task of writing a … Continue reading

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On Writing and Fall

The daylight hours grow shorter and the temperatures turn cooler, announcing fall’s arrival. Every year I ask myself, where did September go? This year is no exception. It’s been awhile since I have written about THE BOOK so I thought … Continue reading

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Crossing the Finish Line

I have crossed many finish lines in my life. Some of them real; some of them proverbial. My days as a cross country and track runner contained many literal finish lines. However, crossing the finish line for completing a manuscript … Continue reading

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Deadlines and Directions

For the next two weeks, SBS is on Spring Break. I always chuckle a little when writing or saying this as we are still very much in the throes of winter on Long Island. Although, yesterday the temperatures climbed into … Continue reading

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Keeping a Commonplace Book

The beauty of the commonplace book is that it makes the act of reading and writing inseparable. Reading inspires writing which inspires more reading. Occasionally I like to write about topics that connect my worlds–my life as an educator with … 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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