A Poem…

A poem. A simple four letter word that is difficult to comprehend. Some people practice and practice for years learning how to write a poem. Rhyming can be part of a poem, but is it that necessary? Dr. Seuss made it look cool but what about all the rest of us who can’t write like that? If Seuss didn’t have the rhyming, his poems and stories would have still been solid. Poems can symbolize romance: “Roses are red. Violets are blue. I like you. Hopefully you like me too.” Poems can be used in school projects like I’ve done myself. They have a feel to them and a deeper meaning than a book or play in which you’d probably have to do more reading or taking more time out of your day to listen/read them. I’ve been wanting to write poems for awhile, but I just don’t know how and where to begin?

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Hello 2015, bring it on!

Before I Became a Great Writer

The year 2015 is upon us!

First off, my heart goes out to each and every one of you who have visited my blog this year. I am so grateful for every page view, like, follow, and comment that I have received. They are my fuel, driving me on to continue doing what I’ve been doing for a couple of years now.

Second, as writers, shall we all promise ourselves a few things for the coming year?

1. Let us commit to writing every single day (a paragraph, a poem, a 300-, 500-, or 1,000-word story, etc., it doesn’t matter);
2. Let us commit to writing well and passionately;
3. Let us commit to reading well and widely;
4. Let us commit to living well;
5. Let us commit to helping each other become better writers and readers.

May God bless us all!

Happy New Year

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Goodbye, 2014: A Year In Review

This is crazy!!

The Dad Letters

Audrey Rae, Braxton, and Charlotte-

Kids, 2014 has been an adventure.

I won’t lie to you, it’s been difficult at times. I feel like this year has been one that I will always remember for the struggles we had to overcome, but also for the blessings rained on us. Let me describe to you some of the things that happened in 2014.

Just 12 days into the year, we announced the surprise we had learned about at the end of 2013.

It was stressful, but exciting, which would pretty much define our year.

We had some crazy weather, and I was astounded to see a weather phenomena for the first time in my life.

You travelled out of country for the first time in your life. A church we support in Mexico bought a house that is directly next to their building so they could turn the house into a…

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Scripture

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything. You say, “Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food.” (This is true,
though someday God will do away with both of them.) But you can’t say that our bodies were made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies. And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead. Don’t you realize that your bodies are actually parts of Christ? Should a man take his body, which is part of Christ, and join it to a prostitute? Never! And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.” But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭12-20‬ NLT)

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