Maggie's Journey


Angela Breidenbach

Angie's Place

Reaching Your Resolve:
Twelve Tips to Avoid Losing Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s resolutions are common, but are you able to keep yours? Most surveys report resolutions are abandoned in the first month. Some in the first week! God inspires us with hopes and dreams. He’s calling each of us into a purpose. What if your resolution had something to do with your life purpose? Would it have a deeper importance? If so, how do you keep yours?

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Loree Lough

Loree's Lough Down

Charity Really Does Begin at Home

So how do you like my friend? Gorgeous, isn’t he? He’s fixed onto my computer’s desktop, and I look forward to peering into his eyes every time I log on. I’ve been enamored of wolves since the early ’90s when research for my novel Montana Sky led me to The Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania. All it took was one visit and I was hooked . . . not only by the magnificent creatures, but by the deplorable conditions that forced the sanctuary’s caretakers to adopt them.

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Caroline Friday

At the Movies

The Dilemma

I’m normally not a Vince Vaughn fan, but this film, costarring Kevin James, renewed my faith in him as a leading man. I had avoided this movie for some time, thinking it was a typical Hollywood romcom full of raunch, but again, free HBO encouraged me to give it a try. While it has some questionable scenes and unsavory dialogue most Christians won’t like, there are some surprising spiritual elements in the script that gave me hope in Ron Howard as a storyteller.

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How NOT To Get Published

Thomas Smith

Finding Your Voice

When I first started writing, I read a lot of Charles L. Grant, Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Straub, and Robert McCammon. I thought I wanted to be a horror writer. I had a file full of ideas about vampires, werewolves, haunted houses, malformed creatures created by a combination of man’s vanity and recombinant DNA, zombies, ghouls, and a smattering of ghosts for good measure. Armed with those ideas and the Berlin Philharmonic playing Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite: Infernal Dance in the background, I was off and running.

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