Category Archives: writing

Legacy of Words

My great-great-grandfather Cornelis deBruyn wrote a summary about his family’s dangerous crossing from the Netherlands to America in 1889. My grandpa John Volkema compiled a journal during his military service in WWI. We have an auditory account of my uncle … Continue reading

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Great News!

In a few months, Lord willing, I will be able to unveil something very exciting! I have worked on a book for the last several years. After the loss of my mother as a young girl, for many years I … Continue reading

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Place: A Five-Minute Friday Post

Place. It reminded me of the verses in John 14:1-10, that talk about the place God has prepared for believers. In these precious words, Jesus tells about heaven. He says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; … Continue reading

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Nature Speaks

Writers are scavengers—we gather scraps and pieces together and turn them into stories. I found these things as we did a scavenger hunt and free-write at writing group.   God is amazing how he gives us this beautiful world to … Continue reading

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Words

Searching. Grasping for words. Seems they’re hidden in the depths of me. Try to scoop a handful and raise them. Hand comes up empty. Where are you words? Breathe deeply hoping words will be in the breath. The exhale has … Continue reading

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Word of God Speak

The apostle John records…”the angel said to me, Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb…these are true words that come from God.” Revelation 19:9 (NLT) The written word was so important to … Continue reading

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Take a First Step-Follow Your Call

The pink petunias in front of me emit an earthy smell. I don’t often write in this spot, but it’s quiet and inspirational. From just inside the clubhouse balcony, I see the lake slightly rippling; sailboat masts stand still. The … Continue reading

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