Personal Obstacles

Beth Bingaman

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. ~Colossians 3:2 (ESV) I have a terrible confession to make. It isn’t as bad as some things I could do wrong but it is definitely an obstacle in my life. I know others suffer this same fear. I don’t like…

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Making the Most of Turning 60

Sarah Robinson

Once you reach a certain age, your body seems to have its own agenda. It might be good if they could issue us precautions: “Stop! Don’t Go There! All the systems you’ve been taking for granted are soon to be going out-of-whack!” Could be the eyesight, memory lapse, or achy knees, hips, shoulder…and in my…

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Timely Obstacles

Cole Smith

When writing a new novel, I’ve discovered a major weakness in my plotting. I don’t like to put obstacles in my character’s path. Sure, it’s fiction, but my poor protagonist has been through so much already. Can’t I just give her a little break, a vacation chapter, so she can relax and gather herself? It’s…

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