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Leslie Leyland Fields
Works at The Northern Pen
Lives in Kodiak, AK
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An invitation to an extraordinary writing retreat on my fish camp island, Harvester Island, Alaska. Guest writer for 2015, bestselling novelist Bret Lott. Come experience the wonder and inspiration of the Alaskan wild: (There's a way to fly there free. Ask me how.)
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My recent meeting with TV execs in Hollywood reminded me again of my Calling. Even when moving in 100 different directions---as I always am!!---you can STILL be following your ONE calling. Here it is: http://www.leslieleylandfields.com
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In light of Charlie Hebdo and "The Interview," we may wonder: Should Christians Use Satire? I say Yes. We thoroughly deserve it.  Here, "Leslie Satirizes the Church + What Are Words For?"http://www.leslieleylandfields.com
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Kevin, I SO enjoy your voice, your renditions. I listen to your songs the moment they're posted. But please don't quit your gospel music! Love these classics---but also love your treatment of hymns and contemporary Christian music.
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I grew up in a non-traditional home, but even barring that, I think most people have some sort of issue with their parents. There is always something that you have trouble getting over no matter how close you are. This book...
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Mikaela, I am committed to my art---and though I have been doing for so so long, I too get crushed and silenced by negativity and self-doubt at times. When I turn to the Scriptures, to the glory of creation around me, when I acknowledge I am a poor worthless servant, I am filled again. God doesn't ask us to be "successful" with what He has given us, only to be faithful. Just as you are doing.
Writing is a relationship that you choose to have. Commit to being loyal, devoted, and faithful to it. Give it your attention. ~ The Write Life Posts on La Belle are written with Georgia, Times New Roman, Vivaldi, and Ed...
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Leslie, thank you for such encouraging words!  It's a struggle most writers and artists have and being reminded that the gift is real and not a delusion is so important.  It's one of the the reasons I love writers' groups ~ they keep it real, praising where praise is needed or deserved and suggesting ways to make the good even better.
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How do we start the New Year fresh--without carrying all the wreckage from past years?  This painting, and this one wrecked beautiful beach on Kodiak Island, Alaska, will show us:http://www.leslieleylandfields.com
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Weed is now legalized in my state---Alaska---alredy overrun by drugs. I want to despair--but I am not. Nor should you."The election of the "wrong" candidate, the passage of a bill I know will be destructive to our state and especially to the young, does not change who I am to be, who any of us are to be: people draped with the spiritual fruit of love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control.  NOW is just the time to be who we are called to be."
Read more at http://www.leslieleylandfields.com/#qPJ43xGhchPviwce.99


 God doesntI still get to vote every single day I rise from my bed. 
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So true, Jan! That's what it is---a retreat from real, full life. Thanks for reading!
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What are Victoria Secret's bodies "perfect" for? Maybe selling underwear---but nothing else. Here's why we can't stop hacking our bodies and our faces---and what to do about it:http://www.leslieleylandfields.com/2014/10/victorias-perfect-bodies-rene-zs.html?showComment=1414686172311#c1225888800788400595
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Author of 8 books, writes for Christianity Today, national speaker.
Employment
  • The Northern Pen
    Professional Editor and Writing Coach, 2002 - present
  • Stones to Bread Ministries
    Speaker, 2000 - present
  • Seattle Pacific University, Master of Fine Arts program
    Faculty, Creative Nonfiction, 2004 - 2011
  • University of Alaska
    Assistant Professor of English, 1997 - 2002
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November 23
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Alaska-dweller, author of 8 books, galavanting speaker, lover of all things, true, lovely and possible.
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I'm the author of 8 books, a national speaker, blogger, lover of all things beautiful and true, especially in matters of theology  and culture. Some favorite topics: the spirituality of food, parenting, wilderness, incarnational living, forgiveness. My books include Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom from Hate and Hurt, Surviving the Island of Grace, The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God. And to complicate this bio, I live on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where I work in commercial fishing with my husband and six children (mostly grown) on a remote wilderness island. From there, I direct the Harvester Island WIlderness Workshop. More here: 
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Kodiak, AK
Previously
Eugene, Oregon - Anchorage, Alaska - Cedarville, Ohio