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One Step Forward...

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

Writing is an "ebb and flow" sort of process. Sometimes, I make great strides. Last November, I took a nine thousand-ish word short story I wrote in college and rewrote it into a forty-five thousand-ish word novella. One step forward. Now, it needs to be edited, and to a certain extent, completely rewritten. Brainstorming, story-boarding, and a lot of thought have gone into this process, but the editing itself is nowhere near complete. Two steps back. This is a pattern...
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Viewing Complexity

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

The other night, my family and I sat down to watch a film called The Song. It was about a musician who turned away from his marriage and family due to the temptations being in the spotlight afforded him. Ultimately the film follows his journey through recovery and returning to his family, but not before Jed, the main character, goes through some pretty significant struggles. The film itself was well done and followed a set of storytelling parameters that were...
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The Interesting Workings of the Hand of God

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

I found myself thinking a lot this past Monday about how God's guidance works, especially when it comes to ensuring we're in the right places at the right times. I don't usually give it a lot of thought, just assuming everything will work out how He's planned. This week though, I had more reason to consider the concept. On Monday night, I had to run out to the grocery store to pick up some things. I spent longer at the...
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Thanksgiving 2015

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally spent with family, enjoying a meal and talking about all they have to be grateful for. In the past, my family has invited friends over, co-workers, and people who didn't have local family from our church. Some Thanksgivings stick out more than others, such as the time in England when we invited over my father's entire department from work. I brought my best friend, who's English, and upon hearing it was a potluck she insisted...
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I'm Christian, But Nothing

Posted on by Brianna L. Tibbetts

Posted this past weekend, BuzzFeed's "I'm Christian, But I'm Not" is already wracking up millions of views between YouTube and Facebook, and that's a whole lot of people being exposed to some problematic ideas. Because BuzzFeed has become such a big powerhouse in the area of online video, it's simply not possible to brush them off when they present problematic fallacies as truth for their millions of viewers. "I'm Christian, But I'm Not" mentions Jesus Christ a grand total of...
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