Writing Tip – Finding the Right Words

When do you think the word cool became so "cool"? Ever wonder how long popular expressions have been used? In a 1930s-era movie I heard an actress use the word swell to express her agreement with another's plan. I think it was Follow the Fleet with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. As I remember, the line was … Continue reading Writing Tip – Finding the Right Words

Improving Relationships, and the World – John 13:34-35

Choosing to love someone over the long haul--that's real love. My husband and I attended his cousin's memorial service last weekend, where we enjoyed a deeper level of unity in the family than we'd experienced before. It happened at my 40th high school reunion, too. I cared more about my classmates and less about the … Continue reading Improving Relationships, and the World – John 13:34-35

I Write for You – John 21:14-19

It's all about you. That may sound strange, but it's true. As we come to the end of January I'm altering my blog a bit, all because of you. At an Oregon Christian Writers conference a few years ago I attended a workshop led by magazine editor Ginger Kolbaba. She taught on writing articles for publication, and … Continue reading I Write for You – John 21:14-19

Prayer for Healing in 2018 – James 5:13-16

Don't laugh if you see me in the pool rolling and turning like a dying goldfish. I'm OK, really. I call this my workout, and it does me a lot of good. Those younger or more athletic probably don't comprehend how my slow movements qualify as a real workout, but water fitness makes a world … Continue reading Prayer for Healing in 2018 – James 5:13-16

He Carries You – Isaiah 46:1-4

We were riding in a cycle rickshaw in India when I realized that Jerry and I put a significant burden on the man who gripped the handle bars. Laboring to maneuver us through Lucknow's busy streets, we watched his thin legs work hard to get us to our destination. I was concerned he might break … Continue reading He Carries You – Isaiah 46:1-4