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Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014

Today is the first day of March. The word “March comes form the Roman ‘Martius.’ According to this site, it was originally the first month of the year (Roman calendar) named after Mars the god of war. The flower of the month of March is the Daffodil or Jonquil. March’s stone is Aquamarine  / Bloodstone… Continue reading Freelance Writer’s Almanac – March 2014

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December prompt: light

In my part of the world December, and Christmas, take place during the darkest part of the year.  Our December days are short, the nights long. Perhaps that's one reason lights are such a big part of our Christmas decor. When I think about the spiritual aspect of Christmas and light, one of the first… Continue reading December prompt: light

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November prompt – remember

We've entered November--the month in which we set aside a special day to remember our country's soldiers. In Canada we call it Remembrance Day. We commemorate by wearing flocked red poppies in the weeks leading up to November 11th and on the day, gathering at cenotaphs throughout the country to lay wreaths, pray prayers, and… Continue reading November prompt – remember

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October prompt: thanksgiving

It's October and in Canada the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving (second Monday), that "annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal" - Oxford Dictionary.  (I'm already making a menu in my head!) Thanksgiving seems like an obvious thing to write about in October because of the holiday and other reasons.… Continue reading October prompt: thanksgiving

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August prompt: rain

Here in the Lower Mainland of B.C. we haven't had a drop of rain for all of July. This is a record for the first calendar month ever without any rain recorded at the Vancouver weather station! By now lawns that aren't watered are looking brown and thirsty. Forest fires are a very real threat… Continue reading August prompt: rain

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July prompt: flowers

It's July and the season of flowers where I live. One look through my photo collection will show you how much I like them (maybe it's because I'm named after a flower!). Not many flowers are mentioned in the Bible, though, but there are a few.. For example: The shape of almond blossoms was to… Continue reading July prompt: flowers

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June prompt: seed

It's  springtime where I live and time to plant seed. The Bible first refers to seed way back in Genesis when God created plants and described their seediness:"Then God said, 'Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is… Continue reading June prompt: seed

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May prompt: tree

The landscape is changing with the coming of spring. A big part of this change is brought about by the blossoming and leafing of trees. Almost overnight a row of dull brown twigs becomes a lively green canopy that gives shade, privacy, and beauty. You can't help but notice trees in the spring. There are… Continue reading May prompt: tree

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March prompt: wind

What's the saying for March--"In like a lamb, out like a lion," or "In like a lion, out like a lamb"?  The implication is that March is a windy month. Wind is no stranger to the Bible. It is mentioned for the first time in Genesis 8:1 when God sent a wind to help dry… Continue reading March prompt: wind

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February prompt: love is in the air

It's February and time for another writing prompt. With Valentine's Day quickly approaching let's explore love! The Bible is full of love stories. Isaac found his love, Rebekah, through a marriage arranged by his dad (Genesis 24:1-67). Jacob knew whom he loved, but found his cagey father-in-law knew better, at least in the how to… Continue reading February prompt: love is in the air