Tag Archives: creative writing

But God …

I’ve been taking a break from blogging this summer, but continue to write. This poem came to me one Sunday after my pastor preached a message from Ephesians Chapter 2. More specifically–Ephesians 2:1-7: And you were dead in your trespasses … Continue reading

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The Great …

   I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. A little inspiration can go a long way. This story was hatched on a cool Georgia night around a brand new fire pit. My daughter recently … Continue reading

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Ode by Joseph Addison

The spacious firmament on high, With all the blue ethereal sky, And spangled heavens, a shining frame, Their great Original proclaim: The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator’s power display, And publishes to every land The work … Continue reading

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A Couple of Writing Milestones

This year I’ve been blessed with the opportunity of being published in a couple of places, outside of my own blog. Don’t get me wrong, I get tons of fulfillment from blogging and cherish everyone who reads my articles here … Continue reading

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The Great Divorce On Stage

My wife took me to a play on Father’s Day. Many of you are familiar with The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. Well, the Fellowship for Performing Arts has taken the story to the stage. In a nutshell, the story … Continue reading

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Building Mountains – A Truth Story

My name is Emily Harris, and I want to thank Scott for allowing me to say a few words about my truth story. I will say, he did a great job capturing the essence of my past struggles in only … Continue reading

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Chasing Rabbits – A Poem

Dances, does the telling tail. A zig, a zag—nostrils flare. A ghost oozes from the ground, Casting her ageless spell. Tangled hosts hide her now, The hound’s way foils the plot. A rustle, a leap, a bound. The bay rises, … Continue reading

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How Things Turn Out – A Short Story

Creativity often comes like a thief in the night. It breaks into your mind when you’re not expecting it. The story I’m about to share came about from that kind of invasion. As I was enjoying one of my other … Continue reading

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Daily Writing Tips Resource

I have a confession to make: My favorite part about writing is not the actual writing. Wow, I’m glad I got that off my chest. What really gets me excited is sharing a moving, entertaining story or communicating a principle … Continue reading

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That Package Beside the Road

In Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, Leonard offers two rules I am finding to be invaluable. Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip. If it sounds like writing, rewrite it. Think about your own reading … Continue reading

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But it Worked for King Solomon!

As he read his Bible on the cabin porch, Old Man Jed heard an awful commotion in the distance. Across the pasture he spotted some strange goings-on. “Must be those two Darcy boys,” he said to himself. He pulled both … Continue reading

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10 Quotes for You Budding Writers

I thought that many of you budding writers might enjoy these quotes: I am the sort of man who writes because he has made progress, and who makes progress by writing. — Augustine I try to leave out the parts … Continue reading

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Your Sweet Fragrance

Where have the years gone? Here you are still by my side. The rose has stormed our castle. We’ve gazed upon the blossoms, Endured the thorns, Pruned, uprooted, replanted. Our bond outlasts the symbols, The turning of seasons, The tests … Continue reading

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Colors of Nature

Gold The color of the morning sun. Calling on unfaltering days. Upward the arc, top at noon, Down again, till evening sways. Blue The color of the clearing sky: Air to waving, whistling wings. Inspiring us to look that way, … Continue reading

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Bigfoot and the Battle of Hiccup Creek

Cannon balls collided with tree trunks, shattering them and sending splinters in all directions. Occasional bullets whistled overhead, and fist-sized rocks streamed in from an unknown source. Whole sections of the forest were now set ablaze. Only four feet wide, … Continue reading

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The Nightmare Ends

Thank God it was only a dream. Tim Hyatt awoke, startled and now as alert as a wild animal evading the huntsman. He clutched the bed sheets as if his life depended on them, like a man hanging from a … Continue reading

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