And why his thoughts are of no consequence

The little blue man is a strange phenomenon, borne of the internet, cowardice, the basement, and a probable bad high school experience. …

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance. Matthew 3:8, NASB

The dictionary defines repentance as sincere regret or remorse. Wikipedia defines it below:

The activity of reviewing one’s actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by a commitment to and actual actions that show and prove…

Whatever shall we do?

So there was an “update” in the form of an article yesterday about more changes at Medium. I read it (see: scanned it) and saw that it was about big Medium pubs not making enough money and something about emphasizing independent writers. …

The introduction to an upcoming book

In John 4, Jesus has an encounter with an unnamed woman simply known as a Samaritan woman. In church-ese, we commonly call her “The Woman at the Well.” If you’ve not heard or read this story, you can read it below, in John 4:7–30 (NASB)

A woman of Samaria *came…

My thoughts after two rounds

If you’re an author who frequents Twitter, you may have heard of something that happens a few times a year called PitMad. Created by PitchWars, it happens on a Thursday a few times a year.

Here’s how it works: From 8:00 am EST until 8:00 pm EST, authors may submit…

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Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
James 1:19-20, KJV

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow…

My heroes will go away…

The sun’ll come out tomorrow, but I won’t be happy about it. At least I won’t be happy when it goes down. Because that means the last episode of Supernatural.

If you aren’t familiar with Supernatural (you have my sympathy if that’s the case), it’s been referred to as “the…

A serious, non-emotional look at my identity as a writer

Large pink neon question mark

I am a middle-aged heterosexual white Christian woman living in the South. And I am wondering if it is time to put down my pen.

I will be nakedly honest…I don’t want to. Ever since I was 8 years old, my all-consuming dream has been to publish novels. Yes, I…

And some of them are crazy

Or murderers, or sociopaths, or angsty teenagers.

We’ve all heard of method acting. The actor “becomes” the character, some of them not breaking character at all during the entire filming. In fact, the piece that inspired this article refers to the tragic circumstances of Heath Ledger after his Joker performance…

If so I’m screwed

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No pun intended, I promise.

I’ve loved writing since before I could spell. As a child, I was going to be the next Laura Ingalls Wilder. At puberty I amended my dream; now I was going to be the next Judy Bloom. In college, it was…

Laurie Livingston Nave

The downhill trip is more fun than the uphill. A 50+ year old mother, wife, nerd, musician and writer. Follow me at www.wordsfromtheriver.com

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