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Mr. Klingensmith's Online Writing Guide

An easy to understand Online Writing Guide for beginning writers.  Here you will find a list of various writing models, general tips and hints to help guide you to writing success.

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The real meaning of Christmas.

Dorothy Sayers, one of the first women to graduate from England’s Oxford University, was an author who lived in the early 1900’s. As a writer of mystery novels, she wrote a series of 11 novels featuring a crime solving British aristocrat named Sir Peter Wimsey. Prompted by comments from fans, half way through the series she came to the conclusion that Sir Wimsey was lonely, so she wrote in a new character, Harriet Vane, to team up with him and solve crimes together. Wouldn’t you know…

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Are you a rotten fish too?

If you would have asked me 35 years ago if I was a Christian, I would probably have looked at you, adjusted my white and collared polo shirt, played with the cute little fish pin that adorned the right side of my collar, and looked over at my collection of 500 or more Christian music cassette tapes and CD’s and then finally answered you with a proud “Yes.” I was in charge of the audio department at my church and I was even on the Board of Christian Education for…

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Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

There used to be an internet meme that later became a hit TV sitcom.  You may remember it, it was called "Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" When you’re a teenager, you might perceive such a contract to be written on paper, flimsy but easy to mend.  To a father, it’s written on a thin plate of glass.  If you break one, you break them all, and face the swift justice of a father.  The #1 selling book of all time presents the same…

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Puppies, kittens & hugs.

Every ounce of goodness in the world comes from God. Puppies, kittens, hugs, fun, a baby's laughter, joy, love, and brilliant sunshine through the leaves of a tree being blown by a gentle breeze. All of these scream of God's goodness and presence. He is the very definition of goodness. Now imagine what it would be like to spend eternity in a place where not even the tiniest spec of goodness exists. Absolutely none. When you leave this earth, you will either be in God's presence…

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Another way to look at it.

To anyone who believes they can spend their entire life denying, mocking or even hating God and then pacify themselves with the delusion that if there really is a God, He will look at their heart and judge them to be a good person, here is another way to look at it… God is not going to force you into Heaven against your will. Repent now and put your trust in Jesus.

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The science is settled.

On my Facebook feed this morning, I saw two posts in a row from different news sources. One read "The science is in: Facemasks work" and the other read "The science is in: Facemasks" do not work." The science has been in for over 2000 years: Repent and put your trust in Jesus and you wont have to worry either way.

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He either exists or He does not.

The existence of God does is not dependent on peoples beliefs; He either exists or He does not.  It's the same with the veracity of His word; It is either true or it is false and your opinion changes nothing.  If you know for an absolute fact that Goes does not exist or His word is false, do what you will.  If it's true, however, you may very well find yourself in opposition to your creator and for that there may be undesirable repercussions…

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Food for thought

Food for thought… God doesn't hold focus groups, He doesn't go with the consensus, He wont be grading us on a curve, and He could care less that everyone believes themselves to be a good person in their own eyes. When he finally deals with us, it's going to be intentional, as individuals, and very specific. The only other person he will be comparing each of us with is Himself. Repent and put your trust in Jesus.

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