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Heather Truett
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Abiding on Middle Places
The word “abide” is stalking me. It keeps coming up in Scripture, in the book I am reading ( The Furious Longing of God  by Brennan Manning), and other places. I have not been very good at abiding this year. There was a time I thought of myself as a contemp...
The word “abide” is stalking me. It keeps coming up in Scripture, in the book I am reading (The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning), and other places. I have not been very good at abiding this year. There was a time ...
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Honduras: July 9
Today, after doing a couple of touristy things (visiting two Catholic churches, eating pupusas and plantains in a street café), we rode to the base of the hill where Diamanté is located. Last year, most of my trip was spent in Diamanté, but this year I have...
Today, after doing a couple of touristy things (visiting two Catholic churches, eating pupusas and plantains in a street café), we rode to the base of the hill where Diamanté is located. Last year, most of my trip was spent i...
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Honduras: July 2 & 3
On Saturday, we went to the market. I spent a lot of time pointing at fruits and vegetables (frutas y verduras) and repeating their Spanish labels, asking Josue if I got them right. After the market, we went to Mi Esperanza to organize the food into buckets...
On Saturday, we went to the market. I spent a lot of time pointing at fruits and vegetables (frutas y verduras) and repeating their Spanish labels, asking Josue if I got them right. After the market, we went to Mi Esperanza t...
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Honduras 2016, July 1
After being awake more than 36 hours, I slept well last night. We hiked up a mountain to build today. We were building a house in memory of my friend's father. It rained off and on, but the temperature was great. I was able to steal a few moments to journal...
After being awake more than 36 hours, I slept well last night. We hiked up a mountain to build today. We were building a house in memory of my friend's father. It rained off and on, but the temperature was great. I was able t...
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Breaking Down Racial Walls on Middle Places
In fifth grade, I had two favorite songs. “You Ain’t Woman Enough” by Loretta Lynn and “Color Blind” by En Vogue. I never claimed to be normal. In my after school drama class, we did a unit on lip syncing, and I performed “Color Blind.” I knew every word an...
In fifth grade, I had two favorite songs. “You Ain’t Woman Enough” by Loretta Lynn and “Color Blind” by En Vogue. I never claimed to be normal. In my after school drama class, we did a unit on lip syncing, and I performed “...
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Bullying on Middle Places
I’m reading a novel about revenge. It’s a young adult novel about a ghost girl. She killed herself after being bullied, and now she is out to destroy the life of  the boy who bullied her . It’s a stressful story for a couple of reasons. On the one hand, I c...
I’m reading a novel about revenge. It’s a young adult novel about a ghost girl. She killed herself after being bullied, and now she is out to destroy the life of the boy who bullied her. It’s a stressful story for a couple ...
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Searching on Middle Places
Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.”  ― Haruki Murakami What am I searching for? I thought I knew. I have pursued book publication for so many years, it has become a part of my daily existence. Who am I?  A writer with an ...
Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.” ― Haruki Murakami What am I searching for? I thought I knew. I have pursued book publication for so many years, it has become a part of my daily exi...
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Honduras: July 4
From my journal on July 4, 2016 We're building a house at the bottom edge of the city dump. I just helped nail down the floor boards. The fourth wall is going up. Next, the roof. A chainsaw will slice through wood - madera - to open up one window and one do...
From my journal on July 4, 2016 We're building a house at the bottom edge of the city dump. I just helped nail down the floor boards. The fourth wall is going up. Next, the roof. A chainsaw will slice through wood - madera - ...
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Speaking Up on Middle Places
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”  — Anne Frank Over spring break, I went with my sons to South Carolina to visit my parents. At the end of our week, th...
“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne Frank Over spring break, I went with my sons to South Carolina to visit my p...
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Ready?
This morning, I paid for an extra week of my medication, because I was set to run out 5 days before returning from Honduras. That was the last task that absolutely had to get done before I could leave the country. Over the last week, I have gone to the eye ...
This morning, I paid for an extra week of my medication, because I was set to run out 5 days before returning from Honduras. That was the last task that absolutely had to get done before I could leave the country. Over the la...
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Currently: Summer, Soon Enough
Current Books : I just finished The Reader by Traci Chee (BEAUTIFUL), and I am near the end of the hilarious Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle (on audio). I have a volume of poetry by Billy Collins in my purse, and I am reading from Foolsg...
Current Books: I just finished The Reader by Traci Chee (BEAUTIFUL), and I am near the end of the hilarious Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle (on audio). I have a volume of poetry by Billy Collins in my purs...
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Honduras: Prayer Concerns
A few people have asked what to pray for while Jamie and I are in Honduras next month. This list is for your reference. If you are a praying person, please remember us throughout July. PHYSICAL Safety, of course, but also boldness - Something I noticed whil...
A few people have asked what to pray for while Jamie and I are in Honduras next month. This list is for your reference. If you are a praying person, please remember us throughout July. PHYSICAL Safety, of course, but also bol...
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South Carolina - KY, SC, AL, MS
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Good at stories, bad at tag lines
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In second grade, I was supposed to rewrite a fairy tale. We were assigned three pages. I wrote seventeen. When I was eleven, I wrote a story about alien girls with bright colored skin and hair. My best friend and I dressed as these imaginary extraterrestrials for a Halloween party. At thirteen, I wrote a 247-page novel in which all of my friends told me what they wanted to happen to their characters. In hindsight, it is disturbing how many of them died. In eighth grade, I read Rebecca and wrote my own sequel. That's as close as I've ever come to fan-fiction. 

I've been writing and publishing in some form since I was 16, when I had a poem in a small lit journal in South Carolina and another in one of the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books. I write what scares and angers me, leading to a novel about tornadoes and homelessness and mental illness, among other projects. 

I drink Sweet Cream in my coffee. My DVR is set to record The Mindy Project, Grey’s Anatomy, and Parenthood. My best friend was a college athlete, but I lack all coordination and don't do sweat. I home schooled for 3 1/2 years. I have a serious chapstick addiction, a history of purple/blue/green hair styles, a tattoo on my left ankle, a whole solar system of freckles, and I may or may not spend and inordinate amount of time trying to convince my kids I am a Time Lady from Gallifrey.
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