Category Archives for Meaning

What Faith Means to Me

What Faith Means to Me

We think of faith in this country as homogenous, don’t we?I mean, we see the United States as a Christian nation. It’s almost a given, the only differences coming via denominations, from the most fundamentalist to the outer reaches of liberal churches, and every biblical belief system in between.In this country, anyway, if someone asks […]

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Why I Love Lit Fic | What have you read lately?

Why I love Lit Fic

Why do you read books? Is it to be transported into a different time and place? To learn something or sharpen a skill set via non-fiction? Mindless entertainment? A bit of titillation a la Erotica?Or are you one of the new masses, who don’t read books at all?I read all the time. Often other people’s […]

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Life Happens when You’re Making other Plans

Life Happens when You’re Making other Plans

We all know that saying, right? Well, once we get to a certain age anyhow, we do 🙂 Those in the bloom of youth might still think they’re the sole directors of their lives.To be true, to some extent, we are.We dream, we set goals, we plan, we take action. But as we go through […]

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What have you given up for Lent?

Disclaimer! This Is Not A Religious Post

The Lenten season is upon us.Although most folks don’t actually practice it. LifeWay Research found that only 24% of Americans engage in this period of fasting and moderation (even to the point of self-denial). Not only Catholics but other Protestant denominations observe it, however.Disclaimer! This is not a religious post 🙂Beginning on Ash Wednesday and […]

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Books, Publishing, and Political Correctness

Books, Publishing, and Political Correctness

As we become increasingly more divided by so many seemingly different values in this country, publishing has been caught in the crosshairs.Hate-mongers spout disgusting views, while on the other side, political correctness can be a muzzle on the truth.And book publishing isn’t immune.A Feb 15 Washington Post article, entitled, “Publishers are hiring ‘sensitivity readers’ to […]

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after the election 2016

Do You Hear What I Hear?

It seems we had an election last week.Did y’all hear that?These months, alas, years, leading up to it have shown the divide in our country like nothing we’ve seen since the Civil War. Although this very divide has been growing for quite some time.You’ve seen this as well, right?And ah, the hate spewed on social […]

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Johnny Lancer

Have You Ever Had A Character Steal Your Heart?

Have you ever been viscerally drawn to a character from myth or story, or even from a book or film?You know, one that instantly grabs you by the proverbial ovarios and won’t let go? In other words, speaks to your heart so deeply that your soul leaps out to greet it?From the beginning of time, […]

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The United States Is . . .

Dallas, TX. Just the latest in a shooter rampage.  And of course, this one at the end of a peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter, which stemmed from the killings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota of 2 black men by police. Our cities are erupting with these protests, as in this day of social (instant) […]

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Do You Remember how to have a Meaningful Conversation?

Do You Remember how to have a Meaningful Conversation?

We move at the speed of communication light, no?  Or at least we seem to.  And so much of that these days includes the “always connected” syndrome on social media with our smart devices. Don’t you sometimes feel you’re always up’n internet going?  I know at times I do. Studies are now coming out about […]

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Yes, you do matter. Because you are uniquely you. You have a purpose. A reason to be here. You have a reason to be here. You matter. You can make a difference.

This is Important: You are Important

We live in such a funny world.  Have you noticed how “success” is heralded as pretty much the main goal (sometimes it seems the only goal).  One where, especially today, promoting, promoting, promoting is all the rage, and it seems like all anyone does! Social-media outlets are filled with marketing and promotion.  You know the […]

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