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The Final Category

The Final Category

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NLT) Just recently while visiting friends in Texas, I attended a church near Tyler. After being greeted quite warmly, I was asked to fill out a guest card and place it into the offering plate. As I wrote down all my pertinent information, my eyes settled on the…

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My Scribe Tribe

My Scribe Tribe

Earlier this month, I took part in a non-fiction children’s writing retreat at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. Now, I wasn’t originally scheduled to go. In fact, I sort of weaseled my way into this small group of very talented, well-published, amazing group of writers from all over the country. My dear friend Wendy Lanier had mentioned she was going one day while we were chatting on the phone, and I begged her, “Can you get me in?” Wendy…

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What Have You Been Saying About Yourself?

What Have You Been Saying About Yourself?

I was on my fourth outfit and totally disgusted with myself. As I looked into the mirror, focusing on my figure flaws, I sighed in defeat. “I am so fat.” No matter how I turned my head, sucked it in, or positioned myself in front of the mirror, I could only see what was wrong with my body. I didn’t focus on the definition of my arms from strength training. I didn’t see that my jeans fit less snugly than…

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