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So, if you’re following this blog, I figure not only do you enjoy a story or two, but you’ve got a few stories of your own! Do you want to reach thousands—maybe even millions—with your message for Christ? Join me and the Oregon Christian Writers for a one-day conference at Chemeketa Community College in Salem on […]

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So, if you’re following this blog, I figure not only do you enjoy a story or two, but you’ve got a few stories of your own! Do you want to reach thousands—maybe even millions—with your message for Christ? Join me and the Oregon Christian Writers for a one-day conference at Chemeketa Community College in Salem on […]

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Upcoming Events:  Oregon Christian Writers Conference Saturday Feb. 28, 2015    8:30 am – 4:30 pm Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, OR  97309 I’m excited to be presenting a workshop, Managing Your Success With Periodicals, at this 1-day writers’ conference in Salem. How do you get your articles into the hands of your […]

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Upcoming Events:  Oregon Christian Writers Conference Saturday Feb. 28, 2015    8:30 am – 4:30 pm Chemeketa Community College 4000 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, OR  97309 I’m excited to be presenting a workshop, Managing Your Success With Periodicals, at this 1-day writers’ conference in Salem. How do you get your articles into the hands of your […]

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An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules (2 Timothy 2:5) Have you ever embarked on the adventure of a new game? The instructions begin: “The object of the game is to . . .” win the most cards. Lose the most cards. Make it first to the finish line. End up […]

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Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Prov. 19:21, NIV) It’s been a somewhat taxing year, following a car accident in February. I cracked the sideview mirror on our new Honda.  Picked up a fender bender in the parking lot of a Starbucks. Missed a freeway […]

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Here’s my favorite quote from Neil Gaiman, author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theater and films: “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. “Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. […]

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Goobers and Raisinets Chocolate-covered treats Raisinets and Goobers Mighty fun to eat! “How about some Goobers?” I asked my friends as I stood in line with them at the movies. “Goobers! Sure! Let’s get some Raisinets, too!” After we got our tickets, we made our way to the concession stand. The smell of salty popcorn […]

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Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Prov. 18:21, ESV) Playing miniature golf with Tim, I shaded my eyes with my hand, looking at the double-backed twisty-shaped loop that lay ahead. I frowned. “This hole is really hard!” I said.  It took me six strokes to complete the hole. “Hey,” I said, […]

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As overcomers in Christ, we literally change the atmosphere with our words. So what should we say? Steve Backlund, author, speaker, leadership developer and associate pastor from Bethel Church, in Redding, California shares these powerful declarations.  Speak these over yourself, your family, coworkers, neighbors, friends (and enemies). Put them on the mirrors in your home […]

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