The Real Estate of Writing

In my mind, “agent” was once a word synonymous with real estate. If not, then it meant someone like Estelle on Friends, wrangling up parts for Joey Tribbiani and taking more than her fair share of the paycheck. Then, I took a novel writing class in an effort to educate myself on the one writing…

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And a Little Dab of Jesus

When it comes to Alabama football, I’m a big fan. Not the kind of fan who poisons sacred trees on rival grounds or who obsesses over making every game. But, nonetheless, a big fan. Both of my parents, my younger sister and I all graduated from The University of Alabama. I was a football hostess…

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Facing Life’s Fears

As we pulled up the to the pediatrician’s office, I could sense my six year old’s fear. He shivered in his booster seat like a puppy headed to the vet. And it wasn’t because he was cold, since the first week of October in Alabama felt like August anywhere else. He was afraid to have…

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Living in the Moment

I recently turned 35 and decided it was time to take inventory of my life. I have two kids, three jobs and more gray hairs than this math-impaired gal can even begin to count. Then there’s a knot on my back that probably deserves a doctor visit. But who has time for that, right? No…

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Unapologetically Christian

For a while I worked in Christian publishing. During that time I took a few seminary courses online, and one of them was Apologetics. This class intrigued me most, because it went over the various biblical ways we can use to defend our religion. It’s important to know enough facts to back up what you…

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OK God, What Am I Here For?

Regardless of your race, gender, age, location, personality, occupation, NCAA allegiance, or any other defining factor, all Christians have one thing in common. We want to know why God put us on this Earth. Of course the short and always right answer would be to spread His Word and help others. That above all else…

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Preparing for Battle

I admit I’m a little late, but I finally saw War Room for the first time last night. It was a really good movie, not just for the message but surprisingly for the acting and story too. I was proud of my girl Priscilla Shirer, who was as every bit funny and she is when preaching…

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