Category: Personal Blog

No one cares about intention

I am so very embarrassed to say this took me 28 years of life to learn. Up until this point, whenever someone came to me offended by something I did, I would apologize but one of two ways. 1) Thats not what I meant, I am sorry you took it that way. 2) I am …

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Ninety-Nine: Writing with a new mother

During the writing process, Elisheba would often slip and call our book Ninety-Nine her Book”. It would always frustrated me. It is her story, most of the characters are formed from her life, and all what makes the book beautiful and readable is hers, but I also added my heart to it and feel that …

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Advocate: New writing

Amanda and I skyped yesterday about the book we are working on named Advocate. We talked about how she could not stop writing and thinking about it, but realized that sharing our work is scary. It is scary, when we write it is a piece of us that just came out and its slimy and …

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I Tried to be Selfless!

I tried to be selfless with God, but it didn’t work. I just received a raise today, another full dollar, and this is after continual bonuses and raises over the last couple months. I wanted to thank Him for being so amazing so I took a break and went for a walk to praise Him. …

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Growing Pains

A sixth grader told me today that he does not have time to do anything fun anymore. Sixth grade. I wanted to lecture him on how life will get a lot harder and if he is overwhelmed now, well he has a lot to learn… But then God showed me that this was his reality, …

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Ninety-Nine: The right fit

I’m a community focused person. In my opinion, most activities are better experienced with other people, including writing. With Ninety Nine, I’d bounce ideas off my friends and family as it formed in my head. I’d say it was just collaborating, but honesty I knew it was a story I couldn’t write on my own. …

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The Prophetic Airbag Label by Jennifer Owen

This is a revelation that my friend Jennifer Owen had by reading an Airbag label in her car. First I will post the original label and then replace the words to make the message come alive 🙂 “You could be more seriously injured in a COLLISION if you rely on the AIRBAG alone for restraint. …

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Ninety-Nine: The number

It is interesting how the most mundane things in the world can invoke emotions in people lives, like someone’s smile, or a song, or even just a thought. On December 25, 1999, I remember thinking more about the main character of Ninety-Nine the as I rode in the back of my friends car. What would …

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Ninety-Nine: Beginnings

A little while ago, I embarked on a new writing journey with a co-author to write the story Ninety-Nine. It is a long process and I am excited to see where it goes. The idea for ninety-nine started on december 17th 1999 on my trip to go see my father who, at that point I …

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Africa Blog – Acclimating

Its been two days since we landed in Africa and we have been on the go ever since. It is very hot here and we can not get enough water. Luckily our flat has air conditioning which I think is kinda cheating, but it does provide relief at night. Having air conditioning is both a …

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