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That night God appeared to Solomon and said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” 2 Chronicles 1:7 NLT

“Papa? I want a popsicle?” Asked my little blonde haired, blue eyed, three year-old granddaughter.

“Another one? Already?” I asked.

“Yes!” She said.

“Did you ask…

How are you gonna spend your next twenty minutes? The timer is on!

You have twenty minutes until your next appointment. Remember the clock never stops. What are you going to do next?

Open Twitter or Tik Tok or Instagram? Nope that could take longer than 20 minutes.

Respond to…

You can be mad but it only makes you get old faster.

They made the decision to build the outhouse with out my input!

And while I was away for the weekend!

The gall! How could they? Wasn’t my phone working?

I tryed to hide my disappointment and anger, but I couldn’t. About all I could do is keep my mouth shut…

Thank you Bridget! I am in love with your descriptions. You are a great example of "show don't tell.

Thanks for the story.

PS I am seated at the bar watching you and the man discuss the desert. I am silent and stunned at your ability to connect with both the present and the past.


Do not tremble; do not be afraid. — Isaiah 44:8 NLT

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Can you believe it? I am writing an essay about my first experience as a podcast editor and producer? Seriously?

What do I know about editing audio…

A story of writing about what you know

The Ram 4x4 truck has a tire with a slow leak. The kind of leak that will leave you stranded in the pasture or on a desolate stretch of US Hiway 212 between Lake Oahe and Ridgeview.

I back the truck up…

We would be naked, hungry and sober without farmers.

Where do your clothes come from? Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, JC Penney? Did you know that your clothes come from the ground?

  • Cotton is plant based
  • Wool comes from sheep
  • Leather from cows, pigs, sheep
  • Even Nylon is a carbon based polymer created under intense heat and pressure

From the time…

Budda said “What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.”

Romans 12:2 (NLT)
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

What you think you become? You…

I love your vulnerablity.

It has been 10 years since my father died from bladder cancer. I still feel the pain in my heart when I think about him.

So I just don't.

And I love your vulnerablity for putting your pain out here.

Yes, she wanted you to be alright and you will be!


Psst! Let me whisper in your ear.

  1. Write something every day.
  2. Mark it on your calendar that you wrote something today. What is measured improves.
  3. Publish something every day. This doesn’t have to be or need to be what you wrote today.
  4. Practice a new writing skill every day. Want…

Tom Penrod

Story writing that inspires action.

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