Flash Friday: Independent

In what feels like a lifetime ago, a rag tag bunch of rogue writers would sharpen their pens every Friday and celebrate the end of a long week with a Flash Fiction Contest. The contest ended in 2015, but now… five years later… Flash Friday is back. It’s a writer’s reunion, and we couldn’t be […]

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Why “The Andromeda Evolution” is a Must Read for 2020!

  In 1969, Michael Crichton published a techno-thriller entitled The Andromeda Strain. The novel, which became a worldwide hit, featured an alien virus which behaved in unexpected ways and threatened the existence of life itself on Planet Earth. If you loved Crichton’s Jurassic Park, Timeline, or Sphere, then you would appreciate this one. It was fast-paced, scientific, and […]

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Finding Hope in the Darkness

We’re officially two weeks into the school year, and it is promising to be one of our most interesting school years yet! Ever since COVID-19 shut down the entire country in March, even the smallest and most routine tasks have suddenly become very complicated. Not to mention the constant noise of one political party trying […]

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Why Remembering Matters…

An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community.  We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone.  Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her.  “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]

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“The Angelus”, Work, and Worship

The Angelus – Jean-Francois Millet, 1859     A picture is worth a thousand words, and just like musical expressions of praise, paintings can often inspire us to worship.  One such painting is The Angelus, a beautiful depiction of the inseparable relationship between worship and our daily tasks.     Max Lucado wrote the following about this […]

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The Art of Celebration

  “The dark is just a canvas for Your grace and brightness.” – Rend Collective, “Joy”     To be honest with everyone, the last couple of weeks have been especially draining and I’ve felt the full weight of balancing four jobs and raising a family.  On top of my hectic schedule (which included tense, […]

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We Are God’s Poetry!

This thought really encouraged me this week.  I scrawled it on a sticky note and slapped it on my desk, and even wrote put it on my white board as the “Quote of the Week.”   Here’s why it spoke to me: 1.) Think of the time and care a poet takes to carefully craft […]

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