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Samples of my portrait work

Samples of my portrait work

Jeff Gerke of Marcher Lord Press. Cheryl Ricker, who won the Poetry Award at Mount Hermon. Austin Boyd, novelist. Kathy Ide, a great writer and editor. Steve Laube, agent. Rebeca Seitz, Publicist for Glass Road PR. Marlo Schalesky, novelist (and great roommate!) Jacque Alberta, editor for Zondervan. It was a huge privilege to photograph these […]

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True, Alive Freedom

True, Alive Freedom

God speaks to me when I run. Today, chilled to the fingers, I ran toward the lake, my mind wandering. Something shiny and bright caught my eye. Caught in the overhead telephone line was the shredded remains of a kite. It couldn’t get free, the tangles getting the best of it. But just as I […]

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Really sweet book

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Perfect Gift for Those Who Want to Deepen Their Faith, October 9, 2009 Celtic Treasure by Liz Babbs is truly a treasure. Beautiful photos, inspiring poetry, and quotes from Celtic thinkers make this a book I’d love to give to friends who want to deepen their understanding of Celtic Christianity. What made the book […]

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The last cover in the Defiance, TX trilogy

The last cover in the Defiance, TX trilogy

I’m really happy about this cover! It captures the essence of the book, but leaves mystery. What do you think?

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Beauty

Beauty

Colorado Munich Italian Riviera France rose Switzerland Valbonne, France Texas, Sabine Creek Ranch  I wonder if I am an artist at heart. I love beauty. Love, love, love the sunset, the sunrise. Flowers. Mountains. The smell of Spring air. The ocean. A Picasso. A baby’s smile. A beautiful piece of hand-thrown pottery. My children. Here’s […]

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The Anatomy of a Perfect Day

The Anatomy of a Perfect Day

Admiring the flowers A laughing me A funny husband A goofy girl A thinking boy A happy teen A smiling dog A posing cat A harvesting of potatoes A reach-for-the-sky hollyhock The first bloom of lavender Our vining house A plot of earth A pan of garden beets A dish of new garden potatoes with […]

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The tree is me

The tree is me

The Lord spoke to me as I jogged by this seemingly dead tree the other day. I’m finally coming to the place where I’d like to write about it. So much of my earlier years felt like this tree–decaying, dried out, devoid of life. Sometimes our early days go this way, don’t they? I’m not […]

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Good Practices

Good Practices

Those two words are reverberating through me today as I once again try to foster discipline in my life–to spend time with Jesus, to pray, to examine my day with purpose, to eat well, to worship in song, to exercise, to bless my children with attention and prayers, to read out loud to my kids, […]

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Mount Hermon Prayers, Day seven

Mount Hermon Prayers, Day seven

Pray for traveling mercies. Hooray! I come home today to my sweet family. A week is a long time to be away. Pray for my final session about writing from the inside out. It’s a good/deep/hard talk, one that I hope truly brings people face to face with Jesus.

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Mount Hermon Prayers, Day four

Mount Hermon Prayers, Day four

Today I meet the folks in my major morning track. Pray the Lord would move mightily through us, that many would gain deep insight into their writing and hearts. Pray for sustaining strength for me and for protection as well. My prayer: Thank You Lord for the privilege of teaching others about words. What a […]

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