Risk vs Fear

It’s amazing how lightening fast fear can creep under our skin. Nowhere is safe. Nowhere is without risk. But when did fear stop the human race from living?

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Author Of Our Future

We live in an era of uncertainty. And I hate not knowing. I say I love surprises, but in reality I’m too much of a control freak to enjoy a surprise properly.

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Words of Hope

When I chose to be a writer, I didn’t realize the hold it would have over me. With such a jumbled mess of phrases floating around in my brain, it’s sometimes difficult to choose which words are the most important to say or write.

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The Fear of Success

When I was 20, I went to Culinary school in NYC. I loved it. The city was big, bustling, daunting, yet beautiful. I was on my own for the first time in my life, free to make my own choices, and free to succeed or fail. I’d made it through the entire program with flying […]

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Following the Leader

Five years ago, God laid on our hearts that He wanted us to move. We didn’t know where or when, but we felt the pull south…

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Forever Blessed – No Matter What!

I’m sitting here nestled on the couch, surrounded by boxes, finishing a hot bowl of my grandmother’s Japanese soup, and trying to find the words to relay the last couple weeks of my life. The only descriptions I can come up with are “blessed” and “forever changed.” …

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Desiring Weird

I’ve come to a revelation this month. It’s not a brand new idea for my mind. In fact, if you’re a friend of mine you’ve probably heard me say this before: I’m weird. i.e. unnatural, odd, bizarrre, freaky, unearthly, and not normal. I’m not a shy person – goodness, no! – so I’m not afraid […]

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Changes Bring New Life

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. – Viktor E. Frankl

Wow, that quote hits me square in the forehead. It pretty much sums up the last two months of my life.

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Short Story: Two Rules

Stories are my life. Not a day goes by where I’m not considering a new book, revising a plot, digging deeper into a character’s backstory, imagining a distant world, or creating something totally different. My usual creations are novels, plays, or poetry. It’s been years since I dabbled in the art of short stories. I […]

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The Novel Life of Tessa Gloom

For months I have poured myself into one goal: creating an original play. Weeks of writing, painting backdrops, creating props, casting, hours and hours of practices, running lines, rewriting lines, working with talented young actors, trying to find working microphones, figuring out sound and lighting, creating playbills, flyers, and tickets, scheduling issues, etc. It’s all […]

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