Writing a book is like having a baby

August 23, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Reflections over how I’m handling the fact my memoir, Blush, is about to be released and the reality that Amazon is fulfilling pre-orders a couple of weeks early. I’ve heard it said at writer’s conferences and through conversations with authors: Writing a book is like having a baby. I’ve not had the opportunity to experience…

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Homeless shelters: 7 insights after working at one

December 23, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Last spring, my friend Elizabeth called me with an exciting request: could I help one of the Kansas City homeless shelters get through a rebrand? My heart leapt. When I started freelancing about 20 months ago, one of my major prayers involved supporting my local community. I’d worked nationally for so long, I wanted to…

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A Place to Be Me (FCA Camp in Pella)

August 26, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

As the editor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine, I had the opportunity to visit Pella, Iowa and watch a multi-sport FCA Camp in action this past summer. Here’s a personal story from a fun experience! Background on FCA Camp There are 6 different types of FCA Camps: sports, leadership, coaches, power, team and…

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Stay strong, storytellers

August 13, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Hey friends! I feel an apology is in order – it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged a personal update. I love cooking up Monday morning devotionals each week, but that’s all I’ve had capacity to post the past month or so. I’ve been reflecting on why that is lately – and in true…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 2

April 11, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Well friends, I didn’t think when I wrote “Writing My First Memoir – Part 1” that it would be seven months later before I’d pen another post and update you on my book and “Part 2.” But, this storyteller has been busy! I’m super fortunate to maintain an active freelance business where I’ve been editing…

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Wow – my younger self was so bold.

March 22, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

I was reading through old blog posts tonight – posts from my former blog at Semicolon Stories – and I realized my younger self was much wiser and bolder than I give her credit for – and much more fearless too. The same goes for my old journals I skimmed through a few months ago…

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The 1.4% (an end of year giving campaign story)

December 11, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 2

It was almost 9 p.m. on Giving Tuesday, the day Fight CRC kicked off their end of year giving campaign, and I checked my phone – a message posted inside of a private Facebook group caught my attention. “We’re so close to hitting $20,000!” I’d spent weeks leading up to Nov. 27 helping Fight CRC…

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Professor B

August 24, 2018 | Danielle | Communications, News and Announcements | 0

“I feel like God doesn’t want me to look for a lot of new clients this fall, but to sit tight and trust Him…” I told my girlfriends over chips and salsa a few Wednesday nights ago. In the flurry of picking out a new pink backpack and filling an online shopping cart with school…

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