Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for September, 2010

Pride…The Lesson That Keeps Needin’ to Be Learned

Do you ever struggle with pride? Now be honest. Don’t lie to me. Or to yourself.

Pride is the basis for well… let’s just say it… all sin. Proverbs 16:18 puts it clearly: “Pride goes before destruction…” (NASB)

Think about it. Every sin you’ve committed – okay narrow it down to a few – think about the motive behind it. It had something to do with your pride, didn’t it? We’re such selfish beings, we want this, we want that, we want to do things our way, we can’t stand anyone outdoing us, or someone having something we don’t have, or worse – having people think badly of us. It’s all pride. Pride. Pride. Pride.

A recent incident made me think hard on this issue of pride in my life. With the economy and other factors, we traded in our beloved and mucho decked out Expedition, Little Gracie. I loved …

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Too Much…

All right – for everyone who has been sending me the wonderful notes – thank you! I’m here today to clarify everything I possibly can. LOL – don’t get your hopes up, it will probably be clear as mud by the time I’m done.

I’m thinking of getting rid of the counters on the site, because frankly, they can’t keep up. Every time one of the shows we’ve appeared on airs, I receive thousands of notes and emails, and then people try to comment on blogs and it won’t let them. So even if we could guess accurately, which we can’t, I don’t know if it’s worth it.

Next, I apologize for all of you who try to comment on the different blogs (Kayla’s, Kayla’s and mine together, and this one) and can’t. There doesn’t seem to be an explanation for this, other than the fact that computers and the …

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Word Count

For those of you who are (or who have hung around) a writer at any point in time, you’ve probably heard the terms “word count.”

We are always striving for that elusive number. Be it a daily goal or the completion of a manuscript, we wordsmiths sure do seem to place a lot of importance on numbers.

And a lot of writers will admit that they hate numbers. Many of them hate math in general. So what is it with this obsession we have with numbers?

After much pondering (not really), I’ve decided to share my thoughts (or lack thereof) on this subject.

1. We need numbers. Life, and thus our stories, would be boring without numbers. (Who would be interested if the reader doesn’t know how old our characters are, what year they live in, or how many half-decaf-caramel-lattes they drink each day?)
2. Numbers help you exaggerate in …

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deadlines…

Hi Everyone!
It’s been crazy and inconsistent, I know. BUT we do have books we have to write :)
So, just wanted you all to know we haven’t forgotten about you, but we are attempting to streamline our websites, facebook, and twitter STUFF…

So please bear with us and keep smiling, we’ll be posting new stuff soon.
AND – exciting news – Book #2 Race Against Time will be released in November 2011 from B&H! WOOHOO!!…

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