How to Approach Seasons of Waiting

In many ways, life is a series of waits. Often, we don’t respond well to waiting because we have become so conditioned to immediacy. Current technology provides rapid access to information, navigation, product viewing, purchasing, and learning with a few swipes or clicks. Despite our rapid pace, 2020 has been a year of waiting. We’ve […]

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Refresh, Renew, Reignite

During these days of working outside in 90+ degree temperatures, I have experienced extreme exhaustion, the kind of fatigue that sitting for a while doesn’t relieve. Only re-hydrating refreshes, renews, and reignites. Today, when everything is different, uncertain, turbulent, and confusing, there are times when I feel parched mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Following are insights, […]

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Writing Conferences and Life

I’m teaching at a writing conference in North Carolina this week. Attendees have gathered from across the country, and beyond, to learn and meet with editors, agents, and professional writers. Conferees come with hopes, dreams, and expectations. For some, hopes and dreams come to fruition; for others, expectations go unrealized. Writers are an interesting bunch. […]

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