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Oct.28.2011
Nothing say authenticity than choosing to wear gray snow boots, blue and red striped sweatpants, a Toy Story sweatshirt and Polo golf shirt on a 91-degree day on a dastardly hot Florida afternoon in June. Five year olds can get away with this, you know. When my son jumps into his car seat, he shows...
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Oct.28.2011
If you are a writer, chances are you have a passion for impossible things. Which is why receiving a lot of rejection might hurt. But like anyone will tell you, it’s not how many times you fall down, it’s whether you get back up again. I’d like to add this: And it’s also how you feel about yourself...
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Jul.25.2011
Your finished manuscript is rich and delicious. Why not convey that same message about yourself when you meet with an agent or a publisher? You spend hours delving deeply within to produce a phenomenal and respectful body of work. Yet, the writing life quite often leaves little room or time for...
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Jul.14.2011
I am rich. Sitting in a church pew a few months ago, a Pastor shared that message with those of us in the congregation. No matter what economic challenges we may be facing, he explained and then emphasized, having a relationship with God is the cornerstone to true wealth. Reflecting upon the...
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Jul.14.2011
In his book, Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance, author Joseph M. Marshall III shares a story about a conversation between a grandson and his grandfather. The young man wants to know why life has to be so difficult sometimes. The old man shares much wisdom, highlighting how important...
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Jul.14.2011
Get real, be vulnerable…………“Life produces some inglorious moments that live forever in your mind,” writes Ron Hall, co-author of the powerful memoir Same Kind of Different As Me. These moments will also live forever on pages in books written by those who share their lives with others. When I...
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Jul.14.2011
Sitting at the beach one morning, I am greeted by an Italian melody. His name is Giovanni, or at least I think his name is Giovanni when I hear his accent. “I’m not disturbing your meditation, am I?” he asks me kindly. I see a much older gentleman standing next to me wearing a navy blue and pink...
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Jul.14.2011
Nothing say authenticity than choosing to wear gray snow boots, blue and red striped sweatpants, a Toy Story sweatshirt and Polo golf shirt on a 91-degree day on a dastardly hot Florida afternoon in June. Five year olds can get away with this, you know. When my son jumps into his car seat, he...
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Jul.14.2011
Discovering your writing identity is like trying to float on top of water It is amazing how still a five-year-old boy can be when he rests on top of the water. Unlike the heaviness my son’s body experiences at night as he falls asleep, when he lifts his legs up from the floor of the pool he is...
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