Unplugging: A Source of Inspiration or Loneliness?

So last week, we had a windstorm that knocked out my internet (hence my distinct non-presence on the world-wide-web). And, at first, it was hard to get used to it. I couldn't use a dictionary app to check things anymore. I couldn't go online to verify this fact or that. I couldn't touch WordPress or … Continue reading Unplugging: A Source of Inspiration or Loneliness?

The “Pretty Things” of Life

I wanted to share one of my favorite posts about Christianity. So often, Christians seem to be either trying to keep people from having anything nice, or they’re greedy, trying to get as much as they can from everyone around them. This post talks about balancing your focus and how, scripturally, God never intended us to be like that.


I’m not always a big fan of Christian pop music, as much of it feels preachy or seems to feature the message “woe is me, but God is with us so we’ll get through”. But I really like Tenth Avenue North‘s take on “Seek ye first the kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33).

It speaks about that period of time between seeking God first and seeing God add all these things to us. Because when we are following Him and trusting Him, there can still be a waiting period where we have to keep our eyes on Him and keep believing He cares even though we don’t have all the “pretty things” in life (the clothes we’d like to have, the food we’d like to eat, the car we’d like to drive, etc.).

And things can be important. They can influence how we act and how we feel about ourselves…

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Synopsis: How Summing Up Your Story Makes All The Difference #amwriting #atozchallenge

Readers like to know what they're getting into before they start a book. They want to know if it's a series, what genre, and what they can expect, overall, before they start reading (unless they trust you and your stories already, in which case they might just want to read without any foreknowledge). This is … Continue reading Synopsis: How Summing Up Your Story Makes All The Difference #amwriting #atozchallenge