On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It
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This post is a postscript to Finding Your Own Story.  Stories are the only enchantment possible for when we begin to see our suffering as a story, we are saved. -A. Nin diary 1943 I used to think life was […]

Growing up I had a minor role in my parents’ story: Move from the farm into town and work day and night plus pinch every penny to save enough money to buy a house. Later I teamed up with my […]

Dan Piraro’s cartoon (left), ironically, is making the rounds on When I saw it, I chuckled and promptly posted it to my own home page. The cartoon pokes fun at us. It also asks us to reflect on how […]

The more we get what we now call ‘ourselves’ out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. The alternative is the real disaster. The more I resist Him and try to live […]

Today—after a halfway-across-the-country move—I pick up my pen (otherwise known as my computer keyboard) and begin again. I’ve always wanted to write. Get good. Write important stuff. Become a writer people want to read. But I’ve done other work most […]

A life journey does not unfold in a straight line; the route is often circuitous and sometimes requires an abrupt stop in order to discern the next steps. -Debbie Kirk Wide Open Spaces: Women exploring call through stories and reflections […]

Your Gift is an insight wrapped in talent and shared with others. Why find and use it? Four reasons: 1) To start down this Gift-giving path is to turn toward God and the truth you’ve been created and for a […]

Usually it’s alpha mare bellowing and kicking alpha gelding. Not last night. The bellowing turned frantic. Man-Son flew out of bed and ran barefooted to the corral. He yelled to let the horses know he was there. Situation: a fog […]

There’s a lot going on. Even country living isn’t simple. Every day I face: –Unexpected problems: The gelding and mare are kicking each other again. Through the fence meant to separate them. –Family responsibilities: Could you feed the dogs this […]

In my armed chair at my computer to write. I go inward seeking a flame…smoldering embers… a spark at least. Words to keep your heart and mine burning. My blog title is On Fire: finding your gift and using it! […]