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Beta Readers

I saw this link on the Facebook page and went to read it. This article has excellent information on when to use Beta Reader advice and when to ignore it. I have not utilized many Beta Readers in my short career but I have used a few. My biggest issue is that I am a […]

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Out with Old

Sometimes we can get stuck in our ways. We feel comfortable performing the same tasks in the same way at the same time. It makes us feel in charge like we know what we are doing. Yet, sometimes the old ways are what keep us stuck in our ruts and problems. In order to get […]

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Promises

When someone made promises, most often politicians on TV, that were baseless and unable to be kept, my mother would reply with “Promises, Promises”. Even as a small child I knew that meant she had no expectation of that promise being kept. Making empty promises is the action of people who say whatever needs to […]

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Co-sign

I knew a lady, a girl really, who was excited because she found someone to finance a car for her. It was one of those outfits that promised to finance even if your credit was bad. Her credit was bad. She had already asked me to co-sign on a car, but I would not. She […]

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Gossip

gos·sip /ˈɡäsəp/ noun:Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. One of the hardest things to recognize is gossip. Should be easy, yet I am often caught in the trap of talking about others, sometimes out of malice sometimes out of feigned concern. Talking […]

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Disappointment

The other day I was expecting my daughter and family to come over and spend the day with me. Unfortunately, she texted that she had tested positive for Covid and could not come. I was very disappointed as this was the second weekend in a row she couldn’t make it due to illnesses. Then I […]

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Turning Our Will Over

Recognizing that we might need a little help getting back on track in our lives, we come to a weird place. In order to make our lives more manageable, and to have some control, we need to give up control. What a paradox! “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. When we actively seek out those things and circumstances we are grateful for what we do not have become less important. To be grateful is to be kind, to be appreciative not only for what others have […]

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Sunday Thoughts

Forgiveness Forgiveness ©TLWhitaker 7/17/22 The bible tells us to forgive our enemies. Yet how do we do that? How does one forgive the unforgivable? It is easy to hold on to our hurt and anger when someone does us wrong. It becomes like an old friend that wraps us up in a robe of superiority. […]

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March- To Think

“March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” ― Garrison Keillor. I first heard of Gary Edward “Garrison” Keillor when I came upon my mother listening to the PBS radio show, The Prairie Home Companion. With his down-home charm and wit, the show was quite entertaining, […]