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Scarborough Beach, RI


Who I Am:
I'm Dawn and just a girl who likes to contemplate life by digging and exploring a bit beneath the surface, while working out my faith, to my own awe and wonder AND the shock and frustration of many. I try to share it all (imperfectly) here, with authenticity, grace and truth.

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 I Am Also:

Wildly passionate about journal writing.

Prone to soapbox speeches.

A fan of Sharks and Big Cats, as well as all of God's creatures.

Not too concerned about being politically correct.

Crazy about the fact that Jesus loves me. 

Learning to live a life of faith by grace alone, through the power of the One True Living God. 

A hard core stone gatherer. 

A lover of libraries, bookstore, coffee shops and cafes.

Enchanted with New England; a true East Coast girl.

Proud to be an American and a Child of God. 

Birthing a book soon. 

Why I Blog:
I started blogging in 2011 because of my passion and love for writing, sharing and truth. I have always been a Writer, on the inside. However, while pursuing a career in the fitness industry, I allowed that aspect of my life to remain hidden; private. Although participating in many Writers Groups and  opportunities in the 90's, I immersed myself in the pursuit of other goals educationally and competitively. I wrote extensively in my journals during this time. In May of 2011 I seriously injured my hip and found myself unsure of the immediate future. It was during this time that I decided to come out of the closet and share as I felt led for better or worse. Ultimately, my desire is to glorify God. I trust that by His grace through faith, this is possible- apart from it- not. I have been writing in many forms since childhood. My pen, His heart. True connection.

*I am honored to have been interviewed HERE*
 by Marja Meijers:

Where Else You Can Find My Writing:

1st Place @ 18th Poetry Contest:
Christian Creative Writers

Reviewing for these Fine Publishers:
Thomas Nelson
Tyndale House 
and many more...

I am a Booksneezer!
I review for BookSneeze®

What You Can Expect To Find Here:
I consider my blog, the training center or gym for my writing life:
*Family Friendly site
(I am not afraid to laugh at myself or maybe even you for that matter!)
*Spiritual Content
*Interviews (diversity welcome)
*Book Reviews
*Grace, Grace, Grace
*Photos (Mostly New England)
*Rhode Island Living 
(I live on the coast of Rhode Island and live like a local tourist!)
*Regular Posts

*Random Day Journal Link - Up and Blog Hop 

*Links to Poetry, Book Reviews and The Inspiring Women Series 
can be found under my Contacts Tab!

I was included in this Group Writing Effort:
Faithful Bloggers PDF link
 "In Everything Give Thanks"

I am grateful to be included in this Sisterhood of fellow Bloggers

My Current Disclosure Policy: 

This policy is valid from 24 September 2013

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 This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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