Ringing in the New Year – 2017 Soul Playa

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Last year I chose White Space as my 2016 phrase. It worked out most days. I had to keep reminding myself of the commitment I’d made to live a life of less mental traffic. This

Book Review: At Home in Exile

Faith Strength Writing

A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.  Mark 6:4 Sometimes we are foreign in our own faith and homeland. I’m currently reading At Home

#FiveMinuteFriday: Journey

Faith Strength Writing

 I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is JOURNEY.  Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes (//) indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! In a few days,

The Highest Form of Art Communicates with God

Faith Writing

//A fly buzzes in the corner of the room where the bookshelf leans too far to the right. The window peeks out from behind, eager to grab my attention. The too warm study grips my

Jesus Speaks for the Marginalized – Inclusion of Latinx Writers at the Texas Teen Book Festival, 2016

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Friends, Thanks for stopping by today. Do you have your soy chai tea latte ready to go? I do. Come on over and visit me at The Mudroom Blog. After the Texas Teen Book Festival

Have You Been Hung to Dry?

Faith Family Writing

//There our clothes hang like papel picado (perforated paper), across the clothesline, in our backyard. The sun grips the fabric desperate to start a fire. My clothes hang upside down like Junie’s attempts to hustle our attention.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Collect

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is COLLECT. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I gather granules of

Writing Groove – Playlist Enclosed

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I joined the What’s Your Groove Writing Playlist Challenge in preparation for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes in October. I’m stoked and I’m scatterbrained! Picking music for a writing playlist is like choosing

#FiveMinuteFriday: Listen

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I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is LISTEN. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go!