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POWER OF HUMOR by Kristen Heitzmann

How many things are better faced with humor? Take a minute and let this video give you a smile. I love how God built into us a resiliency to find a light heart even in the midst of storms, fear, or … Continue reading

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PEACE by Kristen Heitzmann

In this season of glad tidings, hope, and generosity, it is especially tragic when forces of hate and destruction are loosed on a society established under God, a free society that yearns to welcome outcasts, to extend grace and understanding … Continue reading

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Coming Across as Christ by Kristen Heitzmann

Two incidents in close proximity have given me the chance to examine how I come across–from both sides. First, after the Weekend With the Writers, I received an encouragement that moved me like a brush of the Holy Spirit. One of the attendees mentioned some … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Kristen Heitzmann

One thing I love about storytelling is the malleability. Rewriting my historical series has become an exercise in this. My intention was to spruce it up, minimize things like punctuated dialect, and bring it sophistication that comes from growing in the writing craft and simply living. … Continue reading

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Crazy Little Thing by Kristen Heitzmann

This morning the craziest thing happened. I wrote the final words to a novel. Crazy? Why is it crazy for a storyteller with 20 published novels to be sitting in amazement at that fact? Well, for starters, I haven’t finished one … Continue reading

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New Dynamics by Kristen Heitzmann

  I would like to introduce the new member of our household. Raisin Cane came to us from a foster home after her person died. She is living up to her name. My husband is the dog person, our other … Continue reading

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It’s a Smoothie Life

So I made this smoothie: Two little lemons–whole (peel, pith, seeds, you get it)–two palm sized broccoli florets, one whole zucchini, handful of baby carrots, kale and spinach…no, wait, here comes the sweet part: frozen mango, two bananas, and some … Continue reading

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To Read or Not To Read by Kristen Heitzmann

The other night between 12:30 and 4:00 when sleep eluded me, I began a quest to winnow the titles on my Kindle. As Camy Tang said in a previous post, collecting a long list of books to read is easier … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words

Have you ever wondered what there is left to say? The words I write every day are the outgrowth of a yearning to express something lasting, something meaningful, entertaining, special. As God spoke creation into being, his breath stirred creative … Continue reading

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Keeping it Fresh

For me writing is vocation, avocation, vacation, and variation. I’ve never gone with a publisher who is sold on the concept of branding because I know I have to go where the spirit leads. This is so intrinsic to my nature it … Continue reading

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An Oyster’s Tale

When it comes to writing, I guess I’m an irritated oyster. I’ll be going along and realize there’s something inside that’s a little rough, a little edgy. It doesn’t sit right. It feels wrong. I take a look. Sure enough, … Continue reading

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What Drives Us by Kristen Heitzmann

I’ve come to believe there are two basic kinds of people–those who are content with good enough and those who feel a kick inside to always do better. There are benefits to both ways of thinking. The first yields peace … Continue reading

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Twelve Days of Christmas by Kristen Heitzmann

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Legend has it, that the familiar carol has a symbolic spiritual meaning.  There are different stories told about the reason for this coded symbolism and even differences in … Continue reading

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Mary, did you know? by Kristen Heitzmann

Advent is a beautiful season of hope and expectation, a time to ponder a young woman who bore within her the Christ, the Savior, yet also an infant who kicked, cried, and suckled like any other. There is a spiritual … Continue reading

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Spiritual Impact of Pretend People by Kristen Heitzmann

“If travail has a purpose, let me find it now. If honor needs a taker, O Lord me endow. If wisdom is a garment, let me wear it well: if goodness needs a champion, help me dark dispel.”  ~ Quillan Shepard … Continue reading

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