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My Take on …Creating Villains – Part Two – Mike Dellosso

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Guest Post | 0 comments

My Take on …Creating Villains – Part Two – Mike Dellosso

Posted on May 28, 2013 by mikedellosso (Reprinted with permission) The creation of villains is a delicate process.   You wouldn’t think it would be. You’d think it would be akin to ramming a half-ton pickup through a shop full of glassware. You’d think it would be messy work, all murders and mayhem and carnage and cursing. But it’s not. Not if you do it right. Fictional characters are a bit of an oxymoron. They’re fictional, only they’re not. All writing originates from what we...

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My Take On . . . Villains, Part 1 – Mike Dellosso

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Blog, Guest Post | 0 comments

My Take On . . . Villains, Part 1 – Mike Dellosso

(Posted on May 23, 2013 by mikedellosso) Reprinted with permission – Thanks Mike. Hey, bad guys are people too! That statement is more true that you’d like to think. Gacy as “Pogo The Clown”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Look at some of the most despicable people in recent history: Andrea Yates, Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and most recently, Kermit Gosnell. Some would say these folks are subhuman, their deeds were so awful, so evil. But what’s their story? What were the...

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Dress to Bless — Sue Payne

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Guest Post | 1 comment

Dress to Bless — Sue Payne

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 Lately, one of the important decisions I make daily is how many layers of clothing to wear in order to stay warm. I am not a cold weather person, so I take great care in dressing properly during these chilly winter months. Our thermostat is set at 65 degrees, so I have been known to wear a hood or winter hat inside the house to...

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>Devotionlist — Pat Patterson

Posted by on Feb 13, 2009 in Guest Post | 1 comment

>Devotionlist — Pat Patterson

The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Mt 8:25-27 “How long was she under?” “Five minutes?” the teenager cried. “Maybe more, I don’t know!” I scooped my patient out of the water and laid her on a dry portion of cement beside the pool. The pretty little...

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Birthday Blues — Andrea Merrell

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 in Guest Post | 0 comments

Birthday Blues — Andrea Merrell

>“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV Over the last decade, I have developed a love/hate relationship with birthdays. A constant reminder that I am getting older, they present another milestone that makes me look back at all the things I have failed to accomplish. They cause me to look a little closer in the mirror, searching for new wrinkles, gray hairs, and age...

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We Need a Revival — Pat Patterson

Posted by on Dec 16, 2008 in Guest Post | 0 comments

We Need a Revival — Pat Patterson

>“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…” Romans 1:16 Someone needs to tell these kids. They’re all gonna die… “Medic-7,” the dispatcher announced. “We’ve got a subject shot!” I grabbed my stethoscope and headed for the ambulance. Colorful images flashed through my mind as I climbed into the passenger seat. The dispatcher continued her voice high and sharp. “A teenaged male shot once in the head. Police officer on...

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