Rejection Slips

“You do not write the best you can for the sake of art, but for the sake of returning your talent increased to the invisible God, to use or not use as He sees fit.” –Flannery O’Connor I remember sitting in the post office parking lot that day, the heat of mid May filling my…

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Outlaw Fun.

This Christmas, I was rifling through some drawers in my bedroom in search of a gift I must have ‘hidden too well’ when I found a plastic baggie full of small, brown cards.

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Burning Desire

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?” ~ Langston Hughes

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The ache of the flood, the thrill of the deep.

Truth. It’s a deceivingly simple word—one we’re tempted to believe comes flat like a pancake instead of layered like a wine.

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Stopping for the Sake of Goodness

“I notice you haven’t written in some time.” My friend and I were chatting over lunch.

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Unusual Day…Unusual Task…Promising Outcome

My day did not start out to be unusual. It started leisurely with coffee and my dachshund perched on my lap.

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