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Promises to Keep

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Will receive research papers today and annotated bibliographies and three sets of journals. Then I have special events planned over the weekend: Friday noon and night, same goes for Saturday. Then Sunday school to teach and a Searchers’ class party that night. Almost forgot; Friday night late we’ll hear the Prairie Dogs and Randy Palmer […]

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Excited about Planning

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Will talk with Karla today about PR strategy for the next few months. Have always liked planning, especially when I have creative people with which to work. I like the excitement of envisioning goals, that and the challenge of figuring out what steps to take to get there. This blog was a product of a […]

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It Takes a Team

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While writing a book is a solo affair, it takes a team to get it into the hands of readers. Today, I’m thankful for my team. For my partner Clark who set up and led our first church small group in Midland, and Karla, our publicist, who planned and promoted the book signings in Canyon. […]

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Adventure

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Tonight I will teach The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third book in Lewis’s Narnia series. Like all of the Chronicles, it’s a tale loaded with adventure. I like adventures. Have since I was a child. Yet, for much of my adult life, I missed out on the best ones. Probably, because adventure demands […]

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Confessions of a Practicing Worrier

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Thinking about the book signing today and remembering all those verses that tell me not to worry. You know, like Philippians: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His […]

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Who’s Teaching Whom?

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So who’s teaching whom? Read student essays all day yesterday, and to say I’m impressed is an understatement. One told of a mom who survived stage four breast cancer, who now works 40 hours a week, plus goes to school, plus finds time to serve meals on Saturdays at a rescue mission. Another student’s mother […]

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Sleepy

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Sleepy. Got home from the 440 mile ’round trip to Midland at 11:00 p.m. In bed shortly after midnight. Up at 5:15 a.m. So I’m starting the day tired, that and apprehensive. Big weekend ahead: still lots of essays to grade and the book signing on Saturday and speaking at church on Sunday and overnight […]

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My Cup Boileth Over

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Do you have a boiling point? I do. It’s somewhere between five sets of ungraded papers and a clogged drain, the kind that calls for an expensive plumber. I know. I reached mine last night. And, for some reason, all I could think of was a parody of David’s words in Psalm 23. Not “my […]

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Saying Goodbye

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Goodbye. Not a word that I particularly like. But this morning I said it to my youngest daughter and youngest grandchild who will be on their way to North Carolina when I get out of class. Don’t like the word because I don’t like separation. I want family and friends close. OK, maybe not always […]