The glamorous life of a writer: Part 6: To pray for the gift of coding in tongues

Just write. Stay away from computer stuff. Leave the crazy dreams to the experts. You’re not a business woman. I keep telling myself these thing, but I keep not listening to good advice. I dabble in computer stuff without any adequate skills. My company does, I should say. We write personality and leadership profile test and reports, and then we employ clever people who really know how to code and program and who speak Java and html and…

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The glamorous life of a writer: Part 5: Texas, here I come! No, wait… Yes … No … Maybe …

The opportunity to go to Texas is a big deal! In the week before the trip I tried on some cowgirl boots, feeling like I should dress for the occasion, but I didn’t find the ones that looked just right. Instead, I put on my attitude and couldn’t wait to visit the state where I am told everything is bigger and better. A church whose MOPS leader heard me speak at MOMCon, was brave enough to invite this…

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Easter Saturday

I am deeply touched each Easter by messages about the death of Christ through which we now live by grace. Our host in Tennessee just read an amazing article by John Ortberg (from his book "Who is this Man?") about Easter Saturday. What was the purpose of the day? He explains it so beautifully. I won't ever attempt to do better. But I want to put in words my impression of something else that could have happened on…

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The glamorous life of a writer: Part 4: African Author on the loose

It seems to be tradition to take visiting authors on a tour of ministry headquarters before or after radio interview recordings. It’s inspiring. You get to see beautiful boardrooms furnished by generous donors and the walls of honor for those who have made sacrifices to build the ministry and those who have been photographed with presidents. You get to see digital developments that gets the Gospel out to the world and even walk through the cubicled offices to…

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The glamorous life of a writer, Part 3: Snap shot in the lavatory

Some events are triple paragraph events. They deserve to be blogged about, but you’d have to milk them for more than they’re worth to turn them into a full story. You’d have to lie, that is. So here is a short moment that captured me in dim light, if you will. This proves once more that when a writer travels, there will be more embarrassing moments than paparazzi ones. I drink a lot when we fly, to combat…

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