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Pebble Polisher

In my most prolific writing years, I kept a journal almost daily. These were my preteen and teen years and most of the entries were relatively shallow. 678 more words


Why Are Writers So Sensitive?

Being able to accept criticism as a writer is vital if you want to have a writing career. People love being critics. They love having opinions, often regarding things they know nothing about, and they especially love knocking other people down. 461 more words

Like water off a duck's back

“You never do it right.”
“Your priorities are always messed up.”
“You always say the wrong thing!”

How do you respond when people unduly judge and criticize you? 246 more words

The Up Devo


Life is an ever-unfolding series of experiences, and those experiences form us as we move through them. In Romans 5:1-5 (NLT), Paul plots for us this formational paradigm: 649 more words

Things We Need

Scripture text: Psalms 138, NLT

1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. 

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Disconnecting Power Lines: “I Can’t Keep Quiet”

For me, and I’m sure many other victims of sexual harassment and assault, the recent #metoo movement has been a time of reflection. Also like many others, I’m coming to the maddening realization of how garden-variety, standard, all-in-a-day, etc so much of my harassment has been— to the point where so many of the experiences and faces blur together without conscious efforts on my part to really examine and untangle them. 4,103 more words



When you are in a position of responsibility, you are bound to be criticized because your position casts your everyday life and decisions in the limelight. 367 more words