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“Decluttering”

I’m not afraid to admit I’m reading the book, How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your MindSeriously, who can blame me? But what I really appreciate about these tips is that they are applicable to a lot more than decluttering!

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My Why

A sentiment/scenario was sent in and it really resonates with me: “I’ve forgotten my why. I can’t seem to grab hold of it for more than a few minutes and then it slips away.”

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Vocational Jumpstarts

Odds are good that you’ve experienced a writing drought. Maybe you’re in a slump. Or a funk. Maybe too many other things are just flooding your schedule, but today I thought we could address vocational jumpstarts and how that can help us jump back into writing, too.

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Pictures and Analogies

Let’s talk about pictures and analogies a little today. If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it now. Analogies only go so far. To me, analogies seem to work best for adults who don’t press limits. Analogies are a loose way of finding examples. Pictures are funny though, because they have a close relationship to analogies, depending on what you’re writing about. Hence, I’m a little stuck in my current writing project. I want my piece to be biblical rather than analogous, but, well, Jesus used parables for very good reasons.

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Tally Marks

Yesterday I made one confession and today I have another, more funny, one regarding tally marks. (BTW, I’ve gotten some good feedback about reviews/reviewing. Stay tuned for more on that topic later.)

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Dictionaries

A friendly kindly sent me a few books for my homeschooled students and me. I thought I’d share them with you, in case these dictionaries tickle your fancy as much as they do mine. They are The Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary and Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms, Phrases, Sayings & Expressions.

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Perfectly Counterproductive

Let’s admit something: because of sin much is perfectly counterproductive. These things don’t leave us at zero, coasting along. These tendencies and activities repeatedly—and purposefully—downgrade, debase, and tear us down bit by bit. Sin not only twists: it seeks destruction. But you and me, we can call things what they are.

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Never-ending Stories

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is more than one Neverending Story. Sadly, many of ours will never be so influential . . . at least in the 1980s.

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