“Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” – Abraham Lincoln Sometimes we wonder if the work we do is truly appreciated, and it really is wonderful when we hear that it is. This past Sunday a sweet lady shook my hand after the sermon, […]Read more "Blogger Recognition Award"
Cafe Terrace at Night Vincent Van Gogh – 1888 Artists often dream of “making it” in their chosen field and becoming a household name. But what does this look like in real life? Let’s take a glance at a few artists who […]Read more "Motivating Monday – In Good Company"
“Everyone has a story that will stop your heart.” – Claudia Shear “Everyone has a story. I don’t believe anyone can go through life without encountering at least one amazing thing.” – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Is writer’s block causing you to lose sleep at night? Does your writing feel forced or stale, despite […]Read more "U – Untold Stories"
We all dream of accomplishing great things, but how often do we consider the dramatic importance of all the small things along the way? I encountered a perfect example of this while reading a book by Ted Cruz, the presidential hopeful, called “A Time for Truth.” The senator’s wife, Heidi, was shocked when she left […]Read more "Taking Pride in the Small Stuff"
“He who toils in the harvest field of prayer should occasionally pause awhile and refresh himself with a meal of meditation.” Charles Spurgeon We’ve closed the book on the April 2015 A to Z Challenge, and today is dedicated to reflecting on the journey. This has been a hectic month which has brought […]Read more "Reflections on… Reflection"
The blogosphere has grown very quiet these past few weeks. But no need to fear – we haven’t all given up on writing. We’ve just retreated into our writing closets, working furiously on the material we’ll need to carry us through another exciting A to Z Challenge this April! Take the A to Z Challenge! […]Read more "Take the A to Z Writing Challenge With Me!"
Boy, I hate that dress. Not too long ago this statement wouldn’t even have made sense, but now visiting Twitter and looking up “#thedress” leads you to millions of blog posts, photos, and comments about this recent social media trend. Even Hollywood actors and well-known musicians have started jumping onto this bandwagon. Now it seems […]Read more "“The Dress” and Writing Trends"
If I had to name my biggest frustration with blogging up to this point, it would be that I have yet to launch a really successful contest. According to more experienced bloggers, hosting a contest is a wonderful way to generate traffic for your blog and expand your writing network. I can testify to the […]Read more "Help Needed: Running a Successful Blogging Contest"
“Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” William Cowper “The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.” Felix Mendelssohn I love the freshness of each new season. As we move into a particularly cold winter I’ve found myself shivering in freezing rain and […]Read more "“All Shook Up” – The Power of Variety in Blogging"