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I love Oreos. Milk’s favorite cookies are great on their own, but they’re over the top when combined with other ingredients. Imagine …

November 2, 2017

I am the children’s pastor at my church, and yesterday was “Kids Day” during the worship service. That means I had to …

October 6, 2017

One of my favorite quotes is “Learn from the mistakes of others; you can never live long enough to make them all …

September 6, 2017

I currently have a guilty-pleasure television show. I’ve seen the episodes on Netflix at least twice apiece, and I look forward to …

August 6, 2017

I just returned from another writers conference, this one in my home state of Kentucky, and I was once again inspired in …

July 6, 2017

I recently discovered something startling, and I need to tell someone. Award-winning, internationally bestselling author Davis Bunn has been peeking in …

June 5, 2017

On a recent lazy Saturday afternoon I was switching the television channels and happened upon a rerun of The Bionic Woman. On …

May 5, 2017

There’s a whole lot of ugliness going on in this world. War, political infighting, abuse. It’s enough to make a Christian throw his …

April 5, 2017

The other day, a post came through my social media feed from Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, which I attend …

March 5, 2017

I quit. Ever been there? I’ll admit it: there are times when I think I want to give up writing. This confession …

February 5, 2017

Irony. It’s my new middle name. In my post for last month I detailed how I had been working on a project …

January 5, 2017

I recently wrapped three projects in which my written pieces could only be 250 words max, including a Bible verse and prayer. …

December 5, 2016

When I watch a talk show or news program, I appreciate a good transition. That’s all the time we have for weather, …

November 5, 2016

“Dear Mr. Blog Manager, please excuse Carlton for being late with his post. Life has happened. Thank you.” Sound familiar? Writers know …

September 6, 2016

The other day I was waiting on my son to get out of an event, and, because I was bored, I decided …

May 11, 2016

One of my favorite television shows of all time is the classic Odd Couple from the 1970s (not the tepid current remake). …

April 9, 2016

Have you ever tried to impress people? Given that extra effort to stand out in the crowd, to get the attention of …

February 24, 2016

I recently had the opportunity to serve at the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Processing Center at Samaritan’s Purse Headquarters in Boone, NC. …

January 18, 2016

I am writing this post toward the end of November. Ahh, the month of November, also known as NanoWriMo. For those of …

December 30, 2015

If anyone tells you writing is not an emotional thing, don’t believe it. Writing can be quite the emotional roller-coaster, and a …

November 25, 2015

I attend a small church in a rural area. We have contemporary worship and are probably more “progressive” than many places in …

October 20, 2015

Over the summer, I got my biggest freelance contract ever. It’s contract work for an educational company, so my name isn’t going to appear …

September 21, 2015

I’ve been to many writers conferences and even serve on the planning committee of one event, and I always tell conference “newbies” …

August 1, 2015

Navigating the publishing world can be a humbling experience. We write a piece that we think is going to take the world …

July 5, 2015

Don’t you love lessons in patience? Me, neither. Patience doesn’t come easy for me, so, when I became a Christian over 17 …

June 21, 2015
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