Category Archives: The Wishing Map

A Tale of Two BFFs

Rory-the-Dauntless (left), Jeff a.k.a. “Sunshine” (right), and me (bottom) My Real Memoir The Jeff-Effect kicked in shortly after I started 2nd Grade. At first, I didn’t know anyone at La Pluma School and barely said a word. But Jeff, nicknamed … Continue reading

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Using Others Wounds Your Soul

Manipulator (careerattraction.com) Thought for the Week “Have you ever manipulated another person for your own selfish ends, and then felt remorse? What did you do next? Did you fix that bridge? Or did you burn it?” ~The Wishing Map We … Continue reading

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Life Together

Have you ever moved, almost without realizing it, from learning about another’s burdens to helping carry them? Indeed, if we don’t share one another’s burdens, are we even truly alive? ~The Wishing Map

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Have You Ever Wrestled With God?

Thought for the Week “Have you ever wrestled with God or your conscience over a choice you were afraid to make? For what it’s worth–and it’s worth a lot–God gets that. He’s been there (Matthew 26:39). And yet that single … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map (continued)

Note: To read the Preface and Prologue to The Wishing Map first, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter One: The Double Moon “Zachary Zinn rode like the wind on his faithful steed, El Furioso,” Zack narrated as he pedaled. Zachary … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map

Yesterday’s quote from my fantasy novel The Wishing Map was warmly responded to. And I’m currently in the throes of editing the novelization of my feature film Healing River (to my editor’s satisfaction, I pray). And so I’ve re-posted the … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Your Life

Thought for the Week We are not the only creatures on earth who look up at the stars. But we are the only ones who look up and ask, “Why?” “Yes, your life has a purpose.” said Rhema. “What?” Gina … Continue reading

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Be Real

“She couldn’t tolerate lying from anyone, except, when absolutely necessary, herself.” ~The Wishing Map “The truth about lies is that first, it’s to fool others, and later it’s to fool yourself.” ~Mystqx Skye “You can fool yourself, you know. You’d … Continue reading

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Wounded Pride

       “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”       ~Proverbs 16:18       So remember, “The Lord will fight for you. You need only be still.”   ~Exodus 14:14 Ω The … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

“Tell ‘em there’s power in Story,” the old gnome whispered. “Power ter heal and power ter hurt. Tell ‘em ter use their stories ter heal.” ~from The Wishing Map The above quote is the tagline for my life and the … Continue reading

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