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From hieroglyphics to texting, from Shakespeare to a warm Southern drawl, we use words in a varied and ever changing way.  Whether we write them, speak them, sing them, or convey them through sign language, from the time we utter our first words, we need them in order to get our point across. Words bring light to the colorful and varied aspects of life.

As an inspirational writer, my Christian biographies, The Prayer That Makes a Difference and This Side of Heaven: One Man's Journey Into Spiritual Sight, have brought me special writing enjoyment as I came to understand more about the meaning and power behind prayer.

 

 

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"WORDS: SO INNOCENT AND POWERLESS AS THEY ARE, AS STANDING IN A DICTIONARY, HOW POTENT FOR GOOD AND EVIL THEY BECOME, IN THE HANDS OF ONE WHO KNOWS HOW TO COMBINE THEM."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Our Primary Source of Communication

By Jeanice Conner | January 4, 2020

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, JEANICE CONNER – Jeanice is a Christian missionary, partnering along with her husband Dick for the…

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Red Light, Green Light!

By Janet Clark Shay | November 14, 2019

Did you play “Red Light, Green Light” when you were a child? It was a simple stop-and-go game where one…

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The Day Comfort Went Shopping

By Barb Waite | September 19, 2019

WELCOME TO OUR GUEST AUTHOR, BARB WAITE – Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona School Teacher 1913-1916 and Elsie’s Mountain: Memories…

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Please Indulge Me When I Reminisce

By Bobbie Barber | August 28, 2019

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER BOBBIE BARBER of KANSAS Among her many accomplishments, Bobbie’s tenacity and sense of adventure led her…

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Bollards Come in All Shapes and Sizes

By Janet Clark Shay | August 18, 2019

As I crossed the parking lot heading toward the rec center where I exercise most mornings, I had to step…

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Eight Nudges That Moved My Novels to the Finish Line

By Karen Meyer | August 13, 2019

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Books Including Conflict at…

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Research: Bane or Blessing?

By Karen Meyer | August 4, 2019

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Middle Grade Novels Including…

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Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones

By Janet Clark Shay | July 6, 2019

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” blurted the girl as she came toe…

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I’m Not Outdated I’m Classic

By Barb Waite | July 4, 2019

WELCOME TO OUR GUEST AUTHOR, BARB WAITE – Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona School Teacher 1913-1916 and Elsie’s Mountain: Memories…

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