Choose the Adventure, Not Fear

And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, “Jacob! Jacob!” “Here I am,” he replied. “I am God, the God of your father,” he said. “Do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you into a great nation there. I will go down to Egypt with…

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Just What I Need

{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Kate Motaung's site, Heading Home} What it's all about: It started with Lisa Jo Baker as a way of encouraging each of us to find five minutes and spend it writing. It grew from there. It's now a community of hundreds of bloggers who write and link…

On Tour in the Blogosphere

Writing typically happens alone, a writer with her ideas and her words, weaving stories and hoping to touch the hearts, the minds, the souls of others. And nothing feeds a writer's efforts more than community. A community of other creatives, of other dreamers who are taking steps to nurture and grow the seeds of dreams…

It’s Complicated

Writing Wednesdays & A Writing Sprint link up Because I'm a writer & storyteller and enjoy weaving words together into tapestries of stories both real and imagined, I've dedicated Wednesdays to my novel writing. I am currently working through the revision of The Dream Quest, a story about a young man named Daniel who embarks on an incredible…

Planting Words, Growing Stories

{this post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker} How it works: Write on one word for five minutes. No editing. Then link up your post with the rest of the brave writers on Five-Minute Friday and encourage them by reading and commenting on what they’ve shared. {All the details for how to play along are…

Impossible Odds

5 Now it was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, “Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?” 6 So he made ready his chariot and took his people with him. 7 Also, he…

It’s What’s Inside

Writing Wednesdays & A Writing Sprint link up Because I'm a writer & storyteller and enjoy weaving words together into tapestries of stories both real and imagined, I've dedicated Wednesdays to my novel writing. I am currently working through the revision of a story about a young man named Daniel who embarked on an incredible quest based…

It’s Been Too Long

Writing Wednesdays Because I'm a writer & storyteller and enjoy weaving words together into tapestries of stories both real and imagined, I've dedicated Wednesdays to my novel writing. I am currently working through the revision of a story about a young man named Daniel who embarked on an incredible quest based on a series of dreams he…

Finishing What I Started

Writing Wednesdays Because I'm a writer & storyteller and enjoy weaving words together into tapestries of stories both real and imagined, I've dedicated Wednesdays to my novel writing, either exploring new ideas through writing prompts or posting something I'm considering resurrecting and revising. And I've decided that it's time for me to finish something I started.…

Lost at Sea

Writing Prompt: “O, thou ever restless sea / 'God’s half-uttered mystery,'" wrote Albert Laighton in his poem “The Missing Ships” (1878). While significantly fewer ships go missing nowadays, search teams have recently been pouring all of their efforts into finding the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The longer the search takes, the higher the…