Make-A-Story™ Monday – This Week’s Writing Prompt

Writing to spec – you’ve heard the term. It means writing what the publisher wants. Can you do it? In our new feature – Make-A-Story™, we ask you to create a story with these elements. The story can be set in any time frame, any length, must...

Make-A-Story™ Monday – This Week’s Writing Prompt

Writing to spec – you’ve heard the term. It means writing what the publisher wants. Can you do it? In our new feature – Make-A-Story™, we ask you to create a story with these elements. The story can be set in any time frame, any length, must...

Every Story is a Layer of Trust & Lies…

When I supervised a playground some years ago I watched how the children chose playmates and activities, how they spoke to each other and shared important information they had gleaned from the conversation of adults and other young people in an effort to learn how to align themselves. We all grow up with our biases. We cannot escape them.

Make-A-Story™ Monday – This Week’s Writing Prompt

Writing to spec – you’ve heard the term. It means writing what the publisher wants. Can you do it? In our new feature – Make-A-Story™, we ask you to create a story with these elements. The story can be set in any time frame, any length, must...

Silent Night

Scripture Verse: Luke 2:1-20 Silent Night (Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage...

O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël)

Scripture verse: Psalms 2:7 O Holy Night (Cantique de Noël) is a Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem Minuit, chrétiens (Midnight, Christians) by a poet, Placide Cappeau. Charlotte Church is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress...

Away In A Manger

Scripture verse: Matthew 1:21 Away in a Manger was published in the late nineteenth century. Various musicians and composers have altered words and music at various times throughout its history. The two most-common musical settings are by William J. Kirkpatrick and...

Mary’s Boy Child

Scripture verse: Luke 1:26 Mary's Boy Child is a 1956 Christmas song, written by Jester Hairston. Hairston wrote the song with a calypso rhythm because he performed it at a party of West Indians. The song's original title was He Pone and Chocolate Tea. It was...

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Scripture verse: Mark 16:15 Go Tell It on the Mountain is an African-American spiritual, whose original writer is lost to history. The song was compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr., about 1865. It is also considered a Christmas carol because it proclaims Christ’s...

Make-A-Story™ Monday – This Week’s Writing Prompt

Writing to spec – you’ve heard the term. It means writing what the publisher wants. Can you do it? In our new feature – Make-A-Story™, we ask you to create a story with these elements. The story can be set in any time frame, any length, must...

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