"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

4/10/14

Where You Can Find Me Today

A hint - NOT HERE (and I'm not just talking this blog. Today is one of my technology fast days).
I've got TWO posts on TWO different blogs today. Hope you'll stop by and check them out.

At Jewels of Encouragement, I'm talking about doing things for God's glory - or not. Did you know that you can be selfless selfishly? Learn what I'm talking about (and how to avoid it) at JoE.

Today is also my day at Internet Cafe Devotions, and I'm talking about everybody's favorite swallowed prophet - and, I have to admit, how often I act like he did. How often I go in the wrong direction. How about you - are you headed for Ninevah or Tarshish?

 
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1

4/9/14

Midwest vs Amazon

You may or may not know that I had the opportunity to visit the Amazon rainforest with some middle school kids about 15 years ago (and no, contrary to popular belief, I was NOT a middle schooler 15 years ago :P). And it left quite an impression on me - but maybe not how you think.
The Barn Door

I'm at the Midwest blog The Barn Door today, talking about that experience - and how it affected my perceptions of my own back yard (actually, my front yard, but who's being THAT specific?). Come see what I have to say about Noisy Quiet.

 
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1

3/22/14

Whether it Feels Like it or Not

According to the calendar, spring began on Thursday. But, in some places (Michigan, for example :P), the calendar forgot to tell the weather. But do you know what? That doesn't mean it isn't true.


 I'm over at Jewels of Encouragement today, sharing the spiritual application of this very fact. Come and learn why the season - and believers - are new - believe it or not.
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1

3/14/14

His Most Precious Creation

Michigan is a beautiful state (even when covered in too many feet of snow) - in fact, the entire world is full of beauty - especially the natural stuff - that made by the Creator.

But sunsets and mountains and butterflies aren't the only beautiful, and precious, things He created. I'm over at Internet Cafe Devotions today, talking about another one - His most precious creation. Hope you'll come by :)


My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1

3/10/14

Staying in the Light

Light is most definitely a good thing - and God's light is even better. And we are instructed, several times in His Word, to stay in it. But how do we do that? And why is it so important?

I'm over at the devotional blog Jewels of Encouragement today, talking about how to stay in the light - and how to stay OUT of the darkness. Hope you'll stop by and see :)


 
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer. Psalm 45:1

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