Breakthrough
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Breakthrough

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been working on battling the spirit of fear in my life. Besides the physical feeling of fear, I’ve also dealt with rebuking and replacing the negative voices in my head. The ones that kept me trapped and paralyzed about changing. I had to replace unhealthy messages with the…

What Would You Have Me Do?
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What Would You Have Me Do?

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis As Al Borland used to say on the first Tim Allen show, Home Improvement, “I don’t think so, Tim.” Usually, when Tim was about to blow something up that shouldn’t blow up. But I digress. Many times, I’ve…

How to Write What You Want
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How to Write What You Want

You’ll hear a lot of good advice at writer’s conferences.  One of those pieces of advice is that to be a professional writer, you need to be sure to write what is marketable.  Write what publishing houses are looking for.  Write what agents want to represent.  Write what readers crave. If you heed this advice,…

BE a Writer
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BE a Writer

I really enjoy the book of Proverbs. Those short, succinct phrases speak clearly about every area of life. As I’ve grown older, I come to value their wisdom and guidance even more. Some, I’ve found, speak clearly to writing. One in particular is Proverbs 14:23 NLT. Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!…

It’s All About Trust
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It’s All About Trust

The first time I heard Larry Parman, an attorney specializing in estate planning speak at a conference, I knew I would use him. Even though he asked questions that made me squirm. “If something were to happen to you, could your children afford to bury you?” “Ummm…well…the truth is that they couldn’t even afford to…