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My Kitchen Table, My Faith Zone, On Writing, Thinking Aloud, Penny Thoughts

 Vicki’s Blog is divided into sections based on interests:

My Kitchen Table:  The general chat section.  My Faith Zone: The spiritual journey.  On Writing:  Craft, business & life. Thinking Aloud: a single thought to ponder, which includes Penny Thoughts.

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LATEST POSTS

When Your Best-Laid Plans Go Up in Smoke

When Your Best-Laid Plans Go Up in Smoke

  When Your Best-Laid Plans Go Up in Smoke   By   Vicki Hinze     Things happen that are firmly outside of our control. That’s one of the most difficult-to- accept challenges in life. For authors, if that challenge doesn’t surface in the writing of the book, it’s...

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Problems?  Don’t Despair. Repair!

Problems? Don’t Despair. Repair!

We all have problems.  It isn’t having them that defines us and creates our reality. It is how we deal with them that defines and creates our reality. If you take the same issue and five people are dealing with it, you’ll have five different solutions....

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Close a Door and Open a Window

Close a Door and Open a Window

Closing Doors By Vicki Hinze   We start out with simple goals. The more we accomplish, the more we dream. Our goals expand and we often awaken one day and ask ourselves how our lives got so complicated. Our commitments are such that we are pressed for time to pursue...

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Time to Rest

Time to Rest

TIME TO REST  By Vicki Hinze     Today, we have technology assisting on fronts that were dreams for small business and sole proprietors even a short time ago—and we’re grateful for it. Expanded capabilities save us money and time on tasks that were out of reach,...

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Under the Weather

Under the Weather

Under the weather and undergoing medical tests, which will all be done on Friday. Sorry for the reduced number of posts, and know that I hope to be back to normal soon. Everything so far has gone well and results have been excellent. Grateful for that! Your notes,...

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Remaking Your Life

Remaking Your Life

    REMAKING YOUR LIFE  By Vicki Hinze    When something major happens, we think of how it impacts us, and that makes us think about our lives.     Thinking about our lives makes us focus on what in our lives we like and what we don’t like. Typically, this focus spurs...

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Independence Day By Vicki Hinze Independence Day is on the near horizon. On Monday, we’ll gather with family and friends and neighbors. We’ll picnic and grill. We’ll watch fireworks explode, maybe shoot off some ourselves, and celebrate the day off work. But do we and...

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Character:  Every Move You Make

Character: Every Move You Make

Every Move You Make By  Vicki Hinze  In a free and civil society, people can hold any opinion they choose, voice it or not, and agree to disagree with others. At least, those have been the hallmarks of acceptable public behavior for a long, long time.   Things...

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Writers and Faith–Part 1

Writers and Faith–Part 1

    Writers and Faith: A Journey Part 1 By Vicki Hinze   More than a few authors were discussing feeling murky about the blend of their faith and their writing. More than a few felt mired or uncertain what to write or even if they should write. Could their time...

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Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis

ANALYSIS PARALYSIS   By   Vicki Hinze     A great tool for those in business who want to stay in business is analysis, particularly of new projects. The objective is to minimize risks. To mitigate high risks. Yet some take “high risks” to mean any risk, which...

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Chance and the Extraordinary Life

Chance and the Extraordinary Life

  Chance and the Extraordinary Life  By Vicki Hinze   We all want a chance.  Whether it is to do something we really want to do, or it’s to not do something we oppose doing.  We don’t always get that chance.  As they say, that’s life.  It isn’t fair, but no one...

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Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It?

Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It?

Are You Mr. or Ms. Fix-It? By Vicki Hinze Most of us hate to see anyone struggling. The moment we do, our natural instinct is to jump in and fix whatever in their life is broken so that they can put the struggle behind them and move forward—and there are times we can...

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Remembering a Friend–Jo Beverley

Remembering a Friend–Jo Beverley

One of the challenges with having been around a while is that you begin to lose those who have also been around a while.  Ones you’ve grown close to over years and years of interactions. One with whom you have developed and fostered a friendship. Yesterday was a...

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Friendship Breakups

Friendship Breakups

  FRIENDSHIP BREAKUPS By Vicki Hinze   Friendship is a gift.  Having someone in your inner circle to talk with, share things with—to be a cheerleader for, and to have cheering for you—is a blessing.  Friends remind you of who you are when you forget.  They...

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It’s Always Something

It’s Always Something

IT’S ALWAYS SOMETHING By Vicki Hinze Well over a month ago, I visited a blog. A popup window informed me that a virus was attached to the article and my computer refused to go there.  Thank goodness for protection! A few minutes later, I shut-down my computer.  It...

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Quick Tip on Discipline

Quick Tip on Discipline

  * * * * * * * © 2016, Vicki Hinze. Vicki Hinze is the award-winning bestselling author of nearly thirty novels in a variety of genres including, suspense, mystery, thriller, and romantic or faith-affirming thrillers. Her latest releases are: The Marked Star and...

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