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Creative Work Roundup

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Happy Monday, my friends! It’s a new week and the start of a new month. Two months of 2015 are behind us. It’s day 61 of 365. How is your year going? Are you still focusing on your goals? I think I’m doing well so far. Although I haven’t done…

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Structuring the Creative Life

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Earlier this month, my free-spirited approach to daily life got a bit of a makeover to make space for my creative projects—my manuscript, my blog, the Christ and Pop Culture Magazine, and the Persuasion podcast. Change was necessary, because I, for one, was tired to hearing myself complain about my…

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Off and Running and Not Turning Back

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A new year is upon us, and I, for one, am very happy to welcome it! I feel this way every year, but it’s especially strong this year. Twenty-fourteen has been one of those desert wandering sort of experiences, as if I’m walking in circles, getting nowhere fast, grumbling all…

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Finding the Fire in My [Runner]Belly

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After 12 half marathon races in three years, I think I’ve finally discovered the race mantra that motivates me. I’ve heard and tried all sorts of motivation phrases over the years, such as: Just keep running, just keep running (Dory’s song) Pain is weakness leaving the body Almost there, almost…

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Small Pantry Makeover

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Over the summer, Mike and I got to spend a glorious month in Boulder, Colorado. We basically take our Illinois life and do it there instead of here. It’s a huge treat! (Although the mountains are a huge distraction to my work.) One of the best parts about being away…

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A Week of Words: July 19–25

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Here’s a roundup of the words I’ve offered up over the past week. Just in time for your weekend reading. Enjoy! at Christ and Pop Culture CAPC Podcast #66: Music Festivals, Persecution Marketing, Bombing Spectators Christ and Pop Culture Magazine, Shopping Mauls Issue from the blog The Comfort I Need…

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