Reflections on Writing... A Book

Throughout our lives we develop habits. These habits can be positive, such as exercising regularly or praying every morning (but of course, not in a legalistic way). However, some habits can be negative, such as constantly worrying or eating junk food every day. I certainly have good and bad habits, but often we have a desire to do something but have never developed the habit.

When I met Donald Miller after the Storyline Conference in Nashville, in October, I asked him for tips on how to finish my book (which right now consists of 25 pages of random essays on my infertility journey). His advice included waking up 1-2 hours early every morning to write the book. But he was also very clear; he said, “Do not blog.”

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Reflections on Greed

A new series of devotions of sort, but I will call them "Reflections." I will be taking an inspirational lyric (usually Avett Brothers or Pearl Jam) and a scripture, then reflecting on their common theme and how it relates to every day life. 

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When No One Shows Up

Is it just me, or have we all had that experience where you put time and effort in to an event, a get together, a meeting, even a one-on-one dinner date, or whatever it might be, and no one shows up? People may show some initial interest, ask some questions about the event, hem and haw about their availability and then in the end they don’t commit and no one shows up. It may not happen often, but sooner or later it’s bound to happen to you at least once in your life.

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Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Fifty years ago this week one of the largest protests in American history took place, The Great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march incorporated many speakers, including the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial, almost 100 years after millions of slaves were emancipated by President Lincoln, and declared "I have a dream..."

These are my reflections... 

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