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An Ordinary Woman Pursuing Splendor

  • Verbal Abuse in the Church

    Does unity in the church require ignoring verbal abuse from the pastor or other members? In the interest of unity, should we just suck it up when we experience a pattern of abusive behavior? That’s the question I’m living these days. I’ve just been “fired” from my volunteer leadership position at our church. The how…

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  • Writers! Do You Have a Critique Group?

    I’ve been part of a critique group for at least 20 years. Maybe more. When I was a young writer, I didn’t think I needed any help. I got compliments on my writing. I had a book published. No big deal. But at a writers’ conference in California, I met a woman who turned out…

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  • Anticipating 2024

    Anticipating 2024 Can I make a confession? I hate Christmas! Or perhaps more explicitly, I hate all the extra work Christmas entails. I enjoy the lights, the decorations, the focus on the Reason for the Season, the traditional meals, and especially the extra time with the family. But I struggle to enjoy any it because…

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