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Three Types of Writers Have Trouble Finishing Things. Which One Are You?

I’ve been told I’m very creative, so probably #2 is my best fit. I keep putting off writing and truly don’t know why.

A Writer's Path

by Lauren Sapala

I don’t know if it’s that time of year or what, but I’ve been getting a lot of emails from writers lately about finishing things. This is also a topic that comes up frequently in my coaching sessions with writers. Lots and lots of writers out there are terrified that they will never be successful—or even halfway decent—because they have a lot of trouble finishing things.

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The Meeting

I would have run out of the room very red faced!

Charmed Chaos

Almost 22 years ago, I married a wonderful man. At the time, I worked for a very large company based in Sweden. Anyone care to take a wild guess?
It was my first week back from our honeymoon, and I had an important meeting with a lot of co-workers present.

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The obscure word of the week is herptile

Please take a look at my comment for my sentence usage.

Matthew Wright

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure English word is herptile.

It’s a noun meaning a reptile or amphibian, derived from ‘herpetology’, which is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2018

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Armed Forces Day

I love both videos with this.


Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

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Guest Post – The Role of Sports: WW II by GPCox

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

GPCox  shares the role sports played during World War II in entertaining those left at home. Sports was a diversion from the everyday reports of how the war was progressing in the various fronts around the world.

By: gpcox

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The movies and newsreels of WWII provided information and diversion for many at the home front, but none could provide the escape and release of stress for the civilian as much as sports.

South Florida maintained a carnival atmosphere with the Hialeah Race Track and West Flagler Kennel Club, which took in $100,000 nightly – just to prove my point.  And, somehow, travel restrictions did not deter the action at Miami’s Tropical Park.  Horse racing went on, despite the war, in every country.  All in all, racing boomed as the 68thrunning of the Kentucky Derby went off with 100,000 in the crowd.  Unfortunately, this was…

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But If Not: Walking in Faith Regardless of the Outcome.

Faith Filled Friday – Having faith in God that He loves me and will protect me, also means that I trust Him to get me through the trials I face. Sometimes that’s not easy. ~ Connie

The Way I See It

Throughout Scripture we see stories of God’s redemption in impossible circumstances. We see it as Daniel walks out of the lions den unharmed, as Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego walk out of the fiery furnace unburned, as Moses walks out of the Red Sea on dry land, and as David walks out of battle with Goliath.

The miracle is that they walked out.

Yet the faith story is that they walked in.

Miraculous redemption was not promised as they walked into these situations. As they walked in, they simply faced certain death. Period. There was no guarantee, no promise, and no certainty that they would ever walk back out again.

Yet it was their faith that compelled them to stand against the undefeatable. It was faith that compelled them to walk into fires and lions dens, because without faith these situations could have easily been avoided.

These Bible heroes…

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Lynz Real Life (and real cooking)

I’m thankful that my Father in heaven gave us only 10 commandments to obey and only one way for salvation. Their way of life sounds appalling, especially with not being allowed to use the toilet. ~ Connie

La bibliothèque de Sev

Cet article sera en anglais – version française à venir prochainement

Lynn Today’s review is a bit different. It is about a blog, and not a book. It is about the real life experience of Lynn, an American girl, who got married to a Syrian man, and moved with him to Saudi. The story of her life is fascinating as well as very harsh. A lesson for all.

I came across Lynn’s blog via another one. Feminine Materz is a feminist blog whose author is based in Africa. I love it and would love for you to follow it as well, I am learning a lot about what it means to be a woman and a feminist in this continent (this is from a privileged white French girl who grew up in a middle class family).

There was an article listing interesting links, and I dutifully clicked on each of them…

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