I wrote this essay for my English class. A new story idea might bloom from the research I gathered...Hopefully you find the topic interesting and challenging as I do. 🙂 Adulthood is not behavior-defined. It is biologically defined. That said, once the body has physically transformed into an adult, normally occurring at a certain age, … Continue reading Adulthood: A Matter of Biology and Potential
J17–Writing My Story: The Value of Journaling
Tune your ears to the mournful strains of keening violins as I recount my tragic tale: Scribbled in crooked cursive across a chalky turquoise background with a stark white bloom, the words “I, Abigail Grace Kenyon, Started this diary on October 2, 2013” commenced my short-lived—and sparse—relationship with journaling. The opening sentences to my sixteenth … Continue reading J17–Writing My Story: The Value of Journaling
J14–Tips of the Trade
I've actually added this post as page as well! My writing career took off ten years ago: impressive, right? I bet you, my beloved readers, are just bursting with anticipation to listen to my wise writing counsel—that is, until you calculate my actual age minus ten years: ten years ago, I was six years … Continue reading J14–Tips of the Trade
J13–Little Girl Fantasies
Warning: this is about to become ultra girly--I mean, if you're a visionary, like me, and have your entire dream wedding already planned out to the type of cake you want served, by all means revel in your kindred spirit's daedal description. However, if not--I won't be offended if you exit right now...just don't expect … Continue reading J13–Little Girl Fantasies
J12–Enigma of the Missing Zapatos
Have you ever had a family mystery? My great aunts found themselves in the midst of one: enjoy their story! Spanish Words * Zapatos: shoes / Tía: aunt * Allow me the pleasure of taking you back—way back to the end of the 1930s. Setting: the coastal city of Tampico, Mexico, in a lovely … Continue reading J12–Enigma of the Missing Zapatos
J11–I Shouldn’t Speak
*Disclaimer: Any opinions expressed are personal and stated purely to explain the narrative. Nothing stated is meant to cause offense. * Now, go! I myself will help you with your speech, and I'll teach you what you are to say. -Exodus 4:12 (ISV) I have a dear friend whom I met in church … Continue reading J11–I Shouldn’t Speak
I've never met someone excessively famous, but I think this pianist could enter the "famous" category for music. Either way, she's amazing. Go check her out playing Schumann's Allegro Affettuoso from his Concerto in A minor, Op. 54! I peeked through the back door before stepping inside. A semicircle of chairs gathered around the … Continue reading J10–Nino
J9–Why Don’t You See It My Way, Child?
I wasn't sure I wanted to write this, but it was the only plot that came to mind--and I believe there is a reason for that. “6:00 A.M. Guitar music. Her alarm rings out loud and clear. She has another chance to get it right—for the millionth time. She stumbles out of bed to … Continue reading J9–Why Don’t You See It My Way, Child?
Thank you, my dearest classmates and readers, for joining me so far on this journey! Mid-semester—already! Time to fix a milestone: this is the hour we look back and take stock of all we have offered the world thus far in literary prowess. Journal entries have been a joy to write! Digging deep into … Continue reading J8–Milestone
This post is much too short to convey the wonder and beauty of the Holy Spirit dwelling within us! And Peter said to them, “…you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord … Continue reading J7–Same Power