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Because I Am A Writer {And You Are Too}

bogel art marvia davidsonWhat does one do when her career world falls to pieces and all that’s left is uncertainty?  I had lost a job and needed a creative outlet.  I chose to journal and write about my experience.

The one thing I remember is thinking, I want to be in a writing community.  I had never been in one.  I didn’t even know if it would be the right thing for me to do.  I only knew I wanted to be among a community of writers.  After all, what else was I going to do with all the time I have been “gifted,” aside from job searching and networking?  I took a chance on diving into writing community with a course called Story 101 (affiliate link).  My creative life hasn’t been that same since, and it’s one of the best investments I have made. Continue reading Because I Am A Writer {And You Are Too}

No, I Will Not Tell the Truth Slant

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In this 2nd Real Talk Tuesday Link Up, we’re talking about truth.   Our theme: Enter the Dragon.  Slay the Lie.  In this space we want to hash out what it’s like to live out faith in the ordinary, everyday mundane. Each month we’ll talk about issues that matter, like real being, real living, real authenticity, and unashamed faith in God. There’s a place for you at the table.

Your voice will be heard here. We’re ready to listen to your stories. We honor each voice here.  All we ask is:

  1. Share your post (the actual post link URL).
  2. Comment on the person before you or after you.
  3. Encourage that person.
  4. Share the link up. Use hash tag #slaythelie or #realtalktuesday to share the love.
  5. As always may our words be seasoned with salt and grace.  May our words empower, encourage, and equip.

We only ask that you be mindful of who may be reading your words {We want to keep it G-PG rated}.  And now, let’s go break shame down.  Beat back to the earth, to smithereens.  It no longer has a right to ruin our lives.

Grab the Real Talk Tuesday Button Too, and remember to link back to this post.

My Writing Process

writing process 2Blogging Tour:  My Writing Process

It’s a blogging tour, and I’m up next to share my personal writing process from Mary Beth Pavlik at Pink Briefcase (enjoy reading her blog).  Next week the blog tour will head to Jane Argiero.

Come on in and take a peek at my writing process.  It may not be perfect, but it’s getting me where I need to go. Continue reading My Writing Process

What It Means to Help Children Dream

Wild Goslings by Brandy Walker
Wild Goslings by Brandy Walker

 
 

I never really had a dream to write.  It was just something I discovered I loved to do.  The more I wrote, the more I saw expression of the hidden dreams I’d been holding on to.  This year, I have taken on more writing challenges I never would have imagined.  I joined Story 101 with dreamfire-builder-life-affirmer, Elora.

 
 

Through Story 101 sessions, I also met another wonderful dream-firestarter, Brandy, and somehow, I said yes to being a contributing writer for Wild Goslings, a book on engaging children in the mysteries of God in ways that allow them to experience God without religious constraints.  To borrow a term from across the waters in England … I was and still am “gobsmacked.”  I never imagined I would have stepped out of my zone of comfort to write on something about which I care deeply and that matters to my soul – encouraging the dreamers to make those imaginative ideas tangible realities.  This, my friends, is the essence of how we help our children dream too.  Continue reading What It Means to Help Children Dream