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Under Your Skin: Chapter 1

Under Your Skin: Chapter 1

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Published: July 6, 2011 | By Jason

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NOTE: The following is the first chapter from my first full novel coming out this fall entitled, “Under Your Skin”, being released under my fiction pen name J.R. Chartrand. It is the first in a series that follows young reporter Cal Howell, who finds it curious that no one in the small town of Statenville [...]

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Our Labels’ Struggle to Truly Define

Our Labels’ Struggle to Truly Define

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Words are a curious thing. They help us define ideas and communicate thoughts to one another. The problem is that sometimes they can create a sticky mess. What a word or phrase means to you may mean something totally different to someone else. I came across this great video blog by John Green discussing religion. [...]

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What We Were Talking About in June

What We Were Talking About in June

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I normally write about things that interest me — but that doesn’t always translate into things that interest other people. But thanks to the wonderful world wide web and its dazzling array of analytics, it’s easier for me to take the guess work out of what really engage or resonates with readers versus what I [...]

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Self-Publishing: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Self-Publishing: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

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I field quite a few questions from prospective authors who want to know whether I think it would be a good idea for them to self-publish or go the traditional publishing route and find a good publisher. If it really were that simple as if choosing between crunchy or creamy peanut butter. Sometimes you may [...]

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You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover … but People Do Anyway

You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover … but People Do Anyway

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I often get emails from friends, acquaintances, and the long lost uncle who told your grandmother at the last family reunion that he was writing a novel asking me about self-publishing. Should I do it? Is it for me? Will I forever be blackballed from traditional publishers? In short, maybe, maybe, and no. How’s that [...]

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Gary Thomas Dishes on Thirsting for God

Gary Thomas Dishes on Thirsting for God

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in 1999 when I was working for Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch magazine, my editor Angela Ramage gave me a book to read and asked me to contact the author when I was finished for a possible magazine interview. The book? Gary L. Thomas‘ Seeking the Face of God. That book awoke [...]

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Willing to Risk: Would You Try to Raise Someone from the Dead?

Willing to Risk: Would You Try to Raise Someone from the Dead?

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With all the natural disasters taking place all over the world, it’s difficult to escape the imagery of devastation. It has led to some interesting discussions with my aptly named four-year-old daughter, Faith. After seeing some of the devastation in Joplin, MO, and hearing that over a hundred people died, my daughter said, “Let’s ask [...]

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The Sin of Singleness?

The Sin of Singleness?

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Fingernails, meet chalkboard. That’s how I felt listening to Dr. Albert Mohler on the radio last night rant on single people who intend to get married one day but delay the process. If that’s you, Dr. Mohler says you are sinning. Obviously, he’s right … I mean, you can’t spell “singleness” without “sin”. I respect [...]

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The Hypocrisy of Tolerance

The Hypocrisy of Tolerance

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Being a Christian in the age of “tolerance” can present quite a challenge. After all, it’s much easier to judge people and move on. What Christian wants to be convicted or confronted by attitudes that don’t exactly reflect the heart of Christ? Whether it’s comfortable or not, we should all desire to be confronted when [...]

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Promises Like a God, Pays Like a Devil

Promises Like a God, Pays Like a Devil

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It looked great. Chocolate cake, drizzled with fudge and sprinkled with chunks of hard chocolate. I could hardly wait to stab a piece and place it on my salivating palate. And then I did it. But it was … disappointing. The flavor wasn’t as rich as it appeared to promise. Sweet? Not exactly. Bitter aftertaste? [...]

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