10 Reasons To Do Sunday Brunch at The Keeter Center

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As promised, today I have a delightful treat for you. Be forewarned: eye-candy feast ahead. It *may* induce coveting…and hunger pangs. Belly up to your laptop screen or smartphone annnd let’s go! As you know, one of our family’s all-time favorite restaurants is the award-winning Dobyns Dining Room at the oh-so-amazing Keeter Center (located at my beloved alma mater, College of the …

Writing, Winter, and Ice… OH, MY!

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Well, for those who are wondering— What they say about the Ozarks is true. If you’re tired of the weather one day, stick around. Weather here changes on a dime. For instance, on Wednesday my car registered seventy-two degrees. Yesterday? Not even half that. And today… Today it seems we are in for a get-your-blood-pumping-and-slip-on-your-long johns kind of day. In …

Live the ADVENTURE

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As we mature (age), the tendency to step outside our comfort zone is greater than it might be versus those angst-filled days of our youth. The first decades of life, we’re more concerned with “fitting in” and we care what our peers and coworkers think. We might dance around the edges of safe and flirt with different, but we’re less inclined to go against the …

The World We Create

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As a fiction writer, I’m drawn to stories—different kinds of stories, really, because I realize one way to improve my craft is to understand the human condition. By nature, I’m also very curious and I enjoy people. I want to know what makes them tick. I want to know what motivates them. How choices, lifestyles, and culture influence their decisions …

My One Word for 2017: Persevere

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Welcome back! I’m so glad you stopped by. As 2016 drew to a close, I relished a much-needed break from blogging and social media. I savored time with family and friends as we celebrated the true meaning of Christmas—the birth of our Savior. I hope your holidays were joy-filled, as well. Now that another year’s behind us, I’ve reflected on …

10 Reasons I’m Thankful

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Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving to you, my friend! Yes, I realize I’m a day early, but today as we reflect on this season of thankfulness, I wanted to wish you and yours a joyous, stress-free, hope-filled holiday—one that brings a smile and a tender thought or two. Wouldn’t it be nice if we celebrated the state of Thanksgiving the whole year through? …

10 Ways Writers Give Thanks

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As is often the case during holiday busyness, sometimes, gratitude gets shoved to the back burner as we power through shopping, cooking, chores, and ahh yes—writing. It’s one of those unintentional slights, ironic that it may be, given this season of thankfulness. We know, but we don’t do. Today I thought it fitting to share reminders—simple, heartfelt ways we, as writers, can bless other …

Don’t Let Fear Stop You ~ Dream Big

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If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know I’m a glass half-full thinker. I dream big. I weigh the realities and set goals within reason. I pray. I plan. I strategize. And then there’s this— I dream bigger. Over the years, I’ve often thought about dreams. In fact, I’ve blogged about them, too. Certainly, as a writer, my …

Thank You, Veterans (and Hard Truths)

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While our nation is on the cusp of change, today I wanted to take a few minutes to thank our veterans for their service to our country. I salute you! I appreciate your time. Your service. Your sacrifice. Your loyalty to a nation whose freedoms we often taken for granted. As history rewrites itself, above all, we must remember those …

Three Not-To-Miss Thoughts

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Today as we enter wind-down mode, I wanted to share three not-to-miss thoughts. Thoughts worth considering as we seek downtime and restoration. The first is a brief synopsis of the newly released movie Hacksaw Ridge. This movie is based on the true story of World War II hero Desmond Doss, a man of courage and faith who shunned the limelight, …