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Each of them, whether they see it yet or not, is created to create. Numbers, paper, pencil, marker, paint, doodles, words, sentences, ingredients, balsa wood, Legos... we cannot help it. Our Creator is worshiped when we reflect Him. I want them to see…
Summer, Kids & Creativity: A Journey
Summer, Kids & Creativity: A Journey
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Remembering what life was like last year about this time… so thankful there are no boxes this year and rhythms and routines have found their grooves. Since life always brings change, I think “Rhythm Finder” sounds good on my resume, don’t you?! If you’ve…
In the Raw: Finding Normal
In the Raw: Finding Normal
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(This is your weekly Theological Thursday post but – on a FRIDAY!) What is the Enneagram?? It’s one of a vast number of personality systems and ways of seeing ourselves. Ann Bogel has a great book called Reading People with a chapter on the biggest of the…
The Enneagram and Me
The Enneagram and Me
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Today I’m excited to hang out over at Breathe Writers blog! Come on over and refresh your craft with a new perspective. I love the Breathe community and their commitment to honoring the Giver of words!
Exploding Hoses and Blank Screens
Exploding Hoses and Blank Screens
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There is always time for it. Other. Anything but what is truly important. I flit to and fro for other people, other tasks, other relationships rather than believing my gift of words is important and valuable and worth sitting down to cultivate. This is…
FMF – “Other”
FMF – “Other”
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Who should read this book? You. If you've lived through any amount of life, you will get this. You need to know the hope in the midst of the pain.
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Our texts flew back and forth. “I’ve got seats saved!”  “Can’t wait to see you!” with lots of smiley emojis. As we both finally took our seats in the auditorium of Community Reformed, our sigh of relief was in unison. We made it – physically, emotionally…
IF Gathering: 2017 Recap
IF Gathering: 2017 Recap
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Evidently this has been going on since 2015 and I’ve had no idea there even was such a thing! You didn’t either?? Good. I don’t feel quite so late to the party. What is it? It stands for: International Correspondance Writing Month – much like NaNoWriMo…
February is InCoWriMo!!
February is InCoWriMo!!
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On a blustery and snowy 20 degree (and dropping) January day, it’s a perfect time to remember the warmth and beauty of September! Since 2009 each September-October, Grand Rapids breaks out in a colorful fever of sculpture, paintings and art! It’s…
ArtPrize: 7 Reasons You Need to Go
ArtPrize: 7 Reasons You Need to Go
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It’s a glorious Five Minute Friday! Today’s word is: “surrender”. This word has a lot of baggage attached to it. A crusade hymn. A white flag during a battle. It can be both a noun and a verb. But the idea we often forget about is the reason it’s needed.…
FMF – “surrender”
FMF – “surrender”
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