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Speaking at ACFW DFW on Twas the Night Before Christmas

At the 2019 Christmas Party, at ACFW DFW,  I spoke on the history and poetic structure of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. 

Not one time when we pulled this story/poem out to read, did my parents tell me it was written in anapestic tertrameter. 

Thinking about Point of View, I'm taken with how the poem's format keeps you completely in the story. Not only that, but end though the can anticipate where each line is going, the rhyme doesn't allow you to skip the line, but demands hearing the rhyme.  

Lyndie Speaking At ACFW DFW

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Photos from The Sage Ladies Writing Club

The Sage Ladies Writing Club is a farce I wrote for ACFW DFW 2019 Christmas Party. It was performed December 14. It featured  J.A. Marx, Sara-Meg Seese, Rhonda Eudaly. Lori Scott and Lyndie Blevins

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My ‘fall’ of Steven James

I’ve dubbed this season of my life, the ‘fall’ of Steven James. I took several workshops recently taught by Steven and sat a couple of times at his table during meals.

 

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Growing your tribe

I don't know if he intended this, but Seth Godin's post today is a great description of how our Christian faith has grown.

 

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Twitter time out

I’m in Twitter time out.

 

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Everything, Mary DeMuth's new book, my submission for her trailer


 Mary DeMuth invited her followers to be a part of the trailer for her new book, Everything.  This is my submission. It is hard for me to identified the exact moment Jesus became everything to me, because every time I think I know everything Jesus is, He whispers but there is more. This moment was my first realization after my conversion. What about you? When did you know Jesus was everything?

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How I reached 1000+ Twitter followers

My Twitter profile

 

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Writing tips - North Texas Christian Writers Conference June 22-23, 2012

North Texas Christian Writers held their ninth conference this weekend. Frank Ball and his staff, especially Linda Franklin, did their normal excellent work in planning and executing the conference. 

 

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Writing Tips - What I have implemented from the NTCW Conference

Frank Ball of NTCW always encourages us to come home from a writing event with a list of things we’ve learned and want to incorporate into our writing experience. 

 

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Longhorn Caverns

My next goal on my research trip was to visit Longhorn Caverns in Burnet County.

 

 

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Seeking Sage

b2ap3_thumbnail_leavingsage.jpgLast week I went on a trip seeking Sage. 

 

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Writing for the soul conference

b2ap3_thumbnail_CWG-2012-1.JPGWriting for the Soul Conference.

 

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What are you thankful for?

That is the question being asked everywhere I’ve turned this week. And it leaves me cold. I know, I have many things to be grateful for. I have had a good life, but it is not quite the life I wanted.

 

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JFK memories

So many memories are tied into the weekend JFK died and was buried. 

 

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The Power of Words

November 9, 1989 the gates to East Germany were opened allowing free travel and commerce between East and West Germany. 

 

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Where I belong...

The goal is not to bend or change ourselves so we fit the norm; the goal is to find the group in which we are the norm.  SImon Sinek

 

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I'm all 'Book'ed Out'

I never thought I would say this, but I am ‘book’ed out. 

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Recommendation for the K M Paris' Editing and Writing Services

My cousin, Kassy Paris, has started an editing service for writers. Her prices are reasonable and are negotiable to an extent. It is called K M Paris’ Editing and Writing Services. 

 

You can contact her through her website or email. 

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Trust30 Day 4 Biggest challenge

That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him,

Where is the master who could have taught Shakespeare? Where is the master who could have instructed Franklin, or Washington, or Bacon, or Newton? . . . Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare. Do that which is assigned you, and you cannot hope too much or dare too much. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Emily DIckinson 1830-1886

Today is the anniversary of the death of my favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. Her expression of her faith pulled me in.  

 

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Lyndie Blevins

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

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