Among my many disappointments during this Coronavirus pandemic, the Blue Lake Christian Writers’ Retreat for 2020 was cancelled. For the past several years, it has been instrumental in moving me along in my writing journey. Our director Marilyn Turk and our leadership team for the retreat inaugurated the Living Water Awards contest in 2019. I … Continue reading Can I brag a little?
Some people have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. It becomes a life-long pursuit of their passions – well, those from the neck-up, anyway. Information, inspiration, revelation - something new to feed the mind and soul. Perhaps you are in this category. Why would you be reading somebody’s blog, otherwise? I am one of those people … Continue reading Information Overload
I’m thankful for social media. I’m thankful that I finally gave in and joined the party. I’ve met so many nice, interesting, faith-filled, smart, funny people – everyone doesn’t necessarily have all five qualities. I’m doing the #DailyGratitude challenge again this month on Twitter. It’s a great spiritual discipline to make the first post of … Continue reading Dental Floss for the Soul
Daily. Quotidian. Every day. Diurnal. Day-to-day. How can a person be exposed to something every morning of their lives and pay so little attention to it? In my lifetime, I’ve had opportunity to witness over 24,000 sunrises. Not that I’ve seen that many. Only a few are truly memorable. Those years when sleeping late was … Continue reading The Sun Also Rises
3:50 a.m. – Woke up with great ideas for blog post. Looked at clock and continued to think. 4:15 – I’m having such insightful ideas that I decided to get up to write. I had almost seven hours of sleep anyway. 4:20 – I’m pouring coffee and the dog asks to go out. 4:30 – … Continue reading Driven by Distraction
Blogging or Tweeting is like taking a handful of change and flinging it into the stands in a crowded stadium. It’s not much, but you hope whoever picks up that nickel, dime, or a couple of pennies can benefit from it. Unfortunately, there may be a few slugs among the genuine coins. It’s pretty random, … Continue reading Two Cents’ Worth
It’s so much easier to create a blog post than to make progress on my WIP. That’s a “work in progress” for those of you outside the writing world. It’s even easier to fire off a couple of tweets on Twitter every day. Easier yet, is to waste a couple of hours reading fascinating Twitter … Continue reading This Writing Life