Inspiration

Confessions of an Exercise-a-holic

Hello. My name is Sharon. I’m an addict. Yes, I freely admit it, I’m addicted to exercise. What? You don’t think that’s a REAL addiction? And why is that? Because exercise is supposed to be good for you and that means you can’t be addicted to it? Vegetables are good for you, and there are …

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What I’ve Learned in this “Year of Rest”

Enter the second week of the eighth month of the year two-thousand-and-twenty. About ten months ago, I realized I had slid into creative burnout and I needed creative rest and refueling. Thus, the word for the year was chosen. Back then, none of us understood how much unrest would grip our world. It started with …

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Writing from the Keyboard’s Perspective

The keyboard sat quietly waiting for the fingers of its familiar friend. Over the past five years together, they’d sent nearly 1.5 million words from the nebulous universe of a creative soul onto paper. Sure, some of those words never left the computer files. But many of them had soared into the world of publishing …

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Mourning and Hope: Follow Up to ‘The Death of a Dream’

Mourning and Hope? I must be crazy. Those two things could not possible exist at the same time, so why have I paired them in a sentence? Friends, I’m in mourning. More on that in this post. But I’m not without hope even if my post “The Death of a Dream” sounded like it to …

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Are You Headed for Burnout?

Like so many other people, I was certain burnout would never happen to me. I loved writing. It was my calling and purpose to write these books, and burnout wouldn’t happen to someone who was doing God’s will. Right? Wrong. Or else writing and independently publishing that series of biblical fictionalizations wasn’t God’s will for …

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