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What books were selling the year you were born?

Based on a recommendations on Kaye Dacus and Steve Laube’s blogs, I checked out the bestsellers the week I was born (Dec 11, 1951). What a great way to understand the world I entered. The number 1 fiction bestseller was The Caine Mutiny by Herman Woulk and the non-fiction number 1 bestseller was by Rachel Carson, The Sea Around Us. Over half the books included in the 16 titles for each categories were books and authors I know, such as The Catcher in the Rye, From Here to eternity, A Man Called Peter, Kon-Tiki, and authors Irving Stone, Graham Greene, Thomas Mann and Winston S. Churchill. It was a world trying to heal from World War II through words and stories. It was a world beginning to stretch beyond the ordinary and willing to stand against authority. It was a world that valued a good love story. It was world reaching to understand its resources. It was a world seeking its God. All in all a pretty interesting place in which to be born.

 

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One of my Thin Places

b2ap3_thumbnail_thin-space.JPGThere were many people, events and concepts which impacted me at this year’s conference. However the skies over Ghost Ranch held the greatest impact because of what it represented. The weather was outstanding, just a little colder than last year, but still very doable. Thursday afternoon there were some clouds and a few snow flurries. Otherwise, it was this deep blue color.

 

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The difference light makes

Friday night of the conference I had to come down from the mountain and drive to Albuquerque to attend a Saturday morning BSF leadership meeting.

 

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Tom Davis and Flip Cameras

During the Fiction Track, Tom Davis encouraged us to use flip camera during our research. I felt guilty, since I had never used my flip camera. I took it out of my bag and shot some footage of the beautiful sky. My panning is a little shaky, but maybe the beauty will make up for my inexperience. Do you have a gadget around the house that you've never used?

 

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The One Thing


 

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First Day of my trip Nov 8-9 2010

 

The drive to New Mexico is longer than one person can make in one day, but trying to wedge a week long trip between my BSF commitments is challenging. I left as soon as I could after my Monday night BSF class and drove to Wichita Falls. I find the hardest part of any trip is getting out the metroplex. While it might seem like I snuck out of town in darkness, this leg of the trip went well and got me on the road.

 

 

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The Door Knocker

I pound the door knocker, “Hello, I want to come in”

“What? No, you haven’t found the door, go away...”

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Are you spiritual or religious?

Yesterday my nephew and I spent time together doing mutual favors. I asked him if he had a date for his sister’s upcoming wedding.

 

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The 2010 CLASS Christian Writers Conference

The CLASSemniar Christian Writer's Conference was the reason I was in New Mexico. This was my second year to attend this conference.

 

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What I did Monday

What I did Monday, Nov 15

This is awkward to talk about the end of the trip, first. but here we go...

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Time Change Weekend Ephesians 5:15-21

Ever wonder if God has a sense of humor? For those of us studying the second half of Ephesians 5 this Sunday, it seems pretty clear. Why else would we be studying a verse admonishes us ‘to make the most of the time’ on fall-back time change weekend (Eph. 5:16, HCSB)? Isn’t this the weekend we plan on sleeping an extra hour? It is as though, Paul reaches across the centuries and turns on our alarm clocks.

 

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The Future Kingdom

In that day --

the days will be beautiful

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Some thoughts on Isaiah 10

In this passage, Isaiah reveals God’s minor plan for Assyria as it relates to His major plan for the cosmos. These verses also reveal God’s character to be consistent with His purpose. Not only are God’s actions consistent through out history, they consistently work toward His purpose of bringing His children back into a right relationship with Him.

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More information on the ministry efforts to the Chilean Miners

One of my friends received this message from a partner in ministry and it is to good not to pass on.

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Finally Completed my State Coin Collection

I've been waiting for this moment for almost 3 years now. I completed my state quarter collection today! (at least those from the Denver Mint).

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Me on Google earth

I had a bizarre moment today. I was on Google Maps today planning a trip.

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A Call to Write

To all my writing friends --A call to write, write, write!

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Review of LIFE IN DEFINACE

I have to confess. While waiting for the release of LIFE IN DEFIANCE, I kept imagining different ends to Mary DeMuth’ s Defiance Texas Trilogy by casting the town’s characters in the role of the Daisy Chance’s killer. I played this character game to avoid facing the the real question; will any sense come from sweet Daisy’s death?

 

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Poem for 21century love - a work in progress (COBOL)

IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.

PROGRAM-ID.

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My Mark - my challenge

Last week another friend wrote about her Mark and its impact on her life. While my heart broke as I read of her struggles, her message converged with principles flowing into my life from other places and made me face my own Mark.

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Where We Are Located

Lyndie Blevins

P.O. Box 381029
Duncanville, Tx 75138
LyndieBlevins@guidingwind.com

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