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RJ Thesman

Author, Christian Life Coach, Lover of Blueberries “RJ Thesman on Google+
RJ Thesman has written 158 posts for RJThesman.net

God Winks

For several years, I have wanted an umbrella over my deck table. My plan was to sit on my deck to write or pray and not worry about the Kansas sun beating down on me. But every year – no matter how determined I was to save the money, I could not find enough extra … Continue reading

Writing Insecure

What is it with us writers? We have such a hard time admitting to our vocation, our “calling” to write. Several of my coaching clients struggle with this topic – and truthfully, sometimes, so do I. We are challenged to call ourselves writers because we haven’t won the Pulitzer or landed our books on the … Continue reading

Pursuing the Dream

Last weekend, I cleaned out a file cabinet that contained almost 40 years of articles and story files. These were the manuscripts I sent to magazines, some that aren’t even in business anymore. As I sorted through the files, I tossed old drafts and reams of research that is no longer current or credible. I … Continue reading

Keeping Mom Busy

One of the rites of passage as teenagers was to choose activities that we enjoyed and find the ones that strengthened our natural giftings. Some of these activities led us to pursue life-long interests and even helped us choose college majors and careers. What I didn’t realize until I became a parent was the importance … Continue reading

An Ethical Alzheimer’s Question

The question came up again last week when a caregiver faced the ultimate decision. “Should we put our mother through a surgery, knowing that it may save her life, but at the age of 88, it will only prolong her journey into Alzheimer’s. What should we do?” The decision, of course, will ultimately rest with … Continue reading

The Alzheimer’s Slush File

Is there a file somewhere that holds all the things Alzheimer’s patients lose? Sometimes those items are imagined, but even so – the person struggling with Alzheimer’s is convinced the object exists yet has simply disappeared. Where did it go? My mother has lost a seersucker pantsuit. As far as I know, she never bought … Continue reading

Taking Myself on an Artist Date

In her book, “The Artist’s Way,” Julia Cameron encourages creatives to schedule a regular artist date. The idea is to do something creative that is not your usual medium so that you can return to your own art, refreshed and renewed. It had been several weeks since my last artist date, so I looked forward … Continue reading

The Unraveling of Reverend G

Intermission for Reverend G

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