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Janet Perez Eckles's Blog – July 2007 Archive (4)

A New Twist to Scrapbooking

I predict that hundreds of years from now, when they dig up ruins of our time, they’ll find scrap books everywhere. They’ll reveal signs of our culture and our values.

Has Scrap-booking become a fever? A craze? A fad? Or a meaningful and creative way to immortalize our cherished memories?

I’d like to introduce a not-so-new way to use this unique way to arrange memorable events.…


Added by Janet Perez Eckles on July 30, 2007 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Fighting the Traffic Jams of Life

Back in my hometown of La Paz, Bolivia, traffic can roil anyone’s nerves. Red lights are commonly ignored. Stop signs do not exist. But the horn does, one loud beep alerts those on the crossing street you’re coming through.

Amazingly, serious accidents are not common. Fender benders, yes. A cab ride through those crowded streets promises an adventure with unexpected episodes worth writing…


Added by Janet Perez Eckles on July 30, 2007 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Thanks! Divided or United? (July 4)

While colorful fireworks burst through the dark skies, and red, white and blue flags flap in the wind, a sense of pride swells up in me. Not an arrogant pride, but one of gratitude and appreciation. Let me tell you why.

As I sit at my computer tapping on my keyboard, comfortable in my home’s air-conditioning and other luxuries, my mind goes back to my native country of Bolivia. I go back to my birthplace, where daily protests block streets and put an abrupt halt to business. Homes…


Added by Janet Perez Eckles on July 7, 2007 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Are you a maybe baby? (July 7)

Are you a maybe baby?

Last week I was stuck, really stuck. In writing a story, I ran into a wall of nothing. My creative flair had reached a dead end. I tried to add spice to a scene I was crafting, but …had nothing but blank thoughts!

So, I pushed myself away from my desk and hopped in the shower to get ready for my weekly prayer meeting at church.

A friend picked me up, and On the way, I thought, "Maybe this time away from writing, maybe God will give me the wisdom and…


Added by Janet Perez Eckles on July 7, 2007 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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