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Balance by Tara Randel

Even before we started this year, I realized that I needed balance in 2023. I’ve been fortunate to work for publishing companies that I love and will continue writing for, but the overlap finally caught up with me. I had … Continue reading

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2021 Themes for the Year by Julie Arduini

Each year I pray and ask the Lord what word does He have for me in the coming year. Past years have been about abundance, revive, and abide to name a few. The words tend to come in October, and … Continue reading

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Today, instead of more words from me, I offer for your consideration a simple image and a short quotation from a great writer. “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” – Robert Browning

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God’s Writing the Story by Julie Arduini

Recently my husband texted me a picture. It was our daughter navigating her way through our front yard on the riding lawn mower. Big deal, right? YES! It’s a celebration because it is yet another thing in the long list … Continue reading

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When Dreams Die by Vicki Hinze

  We begin with a dream.  It might be a pipe dream to some, a lofty one to others, but to us it is a vision and we create it from desire. That desire is often seated in purpose.  Our … Continue reading

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A Friendly Perspective by Tara Randel

This past weekend was a long holiday, the perfect time to get together with family and friends. I met up with local writer friends for a long overdue lunch date. With deadlines, health issues and a full-time job, we haven’t … Continue reading

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I’m Out of Excuses

Opinion by Jim Denney I have terrible handwriting. And I have no excuse. When I was ten years old, my teacher tried to teach me good penmanship, but I didn’t care and I didn’t make the effort. To this day, … Continue reading

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Put Off Procrastination Till Tomorrow

Opinion by Jim Denney In March 2007, our family went to a library event in Duarte, east of Pasadena, to hear Ray Bradbury speak. He shared his views on writing, science, and culture. He spoke about working with film director … Continue reading

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The Path Taken

By Marilyn Turk Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by And it has made all the difference. – Robert Frost   Are you tired of hearing about New Year’s goals or … Continue reading

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I Need a Tracker by Julie Arduini

Happy New Year! Toward the end of 2017, my Fitbit died. Not just the battery, but a flat-out death. I enjoyed having it because I was part of a weekly challenge and it really motivated me to move, especially since … Continue reading

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Daily Progress

I have a friend who set a daily writing goal of 1,000 words per day. For her that means fiction writing, so a blog post like this wouldn’t count, or any other social networking writing. A thousand words per day … Continue reading

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New Goals by Tara Randel

Here we are in the month of January, typically the time of year we reassess where we are in life and look ahead to what we might strive to do or change. What’s going on in our career, family, or … Continue reading

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God’s Grace is Greater than Our Failures

I don’t understand how it is that time passes by more rapidly each year, but I bet some of you reading this post will testify along with me that, indeed, it does! 2012 has come and gone. Already, we find … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Great Expectations in 2012 by Julie Arduini

With Christmas behind us, the conversation of the week seems to be about resolutions. People are reflecting on their year and making goals for the new one. I giggled watching Live with Kelly as Kelly Ripa mentioned resolutions and how … Continue reading

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