Add All of Your Blog Posts to August's Open Thread

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Sign Up for August's NaBloPoMo

The theme for August is MNEMONIC. ...more

Dive Into Your Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

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Add All of Your Blog Posts to July's Open Thread

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The theme for July is DECADE. ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your August 2014 Posts Here!

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Create Memories with August's NaBloPoMo

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NaBloPoMo August 2014 Badges

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Words: The Power of the Atom

I am articulate. Words flow with ease, especially when I am upset.Although I have surprised people since I was barely two years old with my mastery of language, it is a gift, pure and simple. No effort on my part at all; words just flow. Probably because I am tiny, words are my defense against anyone who threatens me. According to friends, my words do disarm antagonists....more

Tangled Tuesday No. 17

For whatever reason, I struggled with a bit of tangling fatigue this week, and didn't get as much accomplished as I'd planned on doing. But what's worse is that I kind of had to fight my way through a lot of what I did work on, and wasn't overly happy with some of the end results. So I'm afraid today's Tangled Tuesday post is going to be a little sparse... ...more

I was a success ONCE...

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Honest Prayer

Real prayer Is not a mental exercise, a game. Honest prayer Opens our core, our heart to the Almighty, The Creator of the universe. Such prayer is necessarily humble because He is God and we are not.No room for pride;...more

A new year is coming!

Now that the last week in August is here, my thoughts inevitably begin turning towards September. And ever since I can remember, September has always felt like the beginning of my new year - much more so than January ever does - so there's a certain anticipation in the air, as though a fresh start is right around the corner. ...more

Doomed...a life sentence.

Ahh mistakes...I love you so. Prompts that start with, "Do you think..." always scare me. Are we doomed to repeat mistakes if we don't remember them?Pretty much, yeah.Ok. Done with my blog for today. ...more

False Humility is Sneaky

When I was a young Christian, I thought that humility and sanctity meant ascetic fasting  and  heroic acts of  faith just like all the great saints. I discovered later that these sorts of practices often focus more on self than on God. This attitude is actually a subtle sort of self-delusion that is difficult to discern. Self generated, pious actions  actually drive me further from God....more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 43

It's been a fairly quiet week for me. Peter and I have put ourselves on a rather strict budget for the next while, and haven't really been going out much (apart from our weekly trivia evening) or doing anything particularly exciting... so right now my gratitude is pretty much focused on my home and all the things in it. Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup! ...more

That ship has NOT sailed!

Once upon a time, Peter and I bought a pair of bicycles. It had been years since either of us had been on a bike, so our excitement was tinged with a touch of nervousness as we each hopped on board and pedaled our way to the end of the driveway and down the street. But our worries were unfounded - as they say, you really never do forget how to ride a bike - and it was glorious! Childhood memories rushed back with the freedom of the open air and the feeling of the wind on my face as we sailed our way to the end of the block. ...more

From Her Drawingboard

Victoria’s Art : This Australian artist captures every  fleeting nuance of children’s expressions. A sense of kid’s fragility comes through many of the portraits.  ...more