Absolutely Nothing

Last week I wrote about my love for the movie Becoming Jane which portrays the life of Jane Austen.

One of my favorite scenes in this movie takes place when Lady Gresham comes to call on Jane in an effort to convince the young and unknown writer to accept the marriage proposal of her nephew, Wesley. Feeling pressured and frustrated with the situation Jane is overcome by a sudden impulse.

“Excuse me,” she says as she pulls out her pen and paper

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Heart On Hold

“I feel like my heart is on hold.” The words tumbled from the mouth of my friend, sad and deflated.

I understand the feeling. It wasn’t so long ago that I felt the same way. For years I tried to fuse my heart for writing with my heart for marriage and family but it never seemed to work. I could never get past my guilt, my doubts, my worries, my fears.

I’ve written about this before. Perhaps I’ll write about it a thousand times more, as I relay time and

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What is Truth

There are no limits to the ways that the Lord speaks to His children. As I journey on in this life of faith, it seems that every day He has proven that He never runs out of creative ideas to help me to know Him better and to love Him more.

Last week, I made a new friend who was sitting alone going through a large stack of flash cards. I was quite delighted to learn that she and I have a love of words in common. We had an

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Beauty in the Unexpected

This rusty barrel sits in our back yard. It is old, ugly and forgotten. One winter morning, the sun was beaming down on the frost covered earth. The rusted out barrel looked as if it had been dusted with gold glitter. It was beautiful! I was amazed that something so ordinary was made magnificent by God’s creation. I have experienced some “ugly” circumstances. I have often felt alone and beaten down, but God has proven that He will make my life beautiful again. “He

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