Do You Know This Player?


My name is Pride, I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny…

because you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment…

because you “deserve better than this.”

I cheat you of knowledge…because you already know it all!

I cheat you of healing…

because you’re too full of me to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness…

because you refuse to admit when you are wrong.

I cheat you of vision…

because you would rather look in the mirror than out a window.

I cheat you of friendship…

because you would rather look in the mirror than out the window.

I cheat you of genuine friendship…

because no one is going to get to know the real you.

I cheat you of love… because real romance demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven…

because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.

I cheat you of God’s glory…

because I convince you to seek your own.

My name is Pride! I am a cheater!

You like me because you always think I am looking out for you.

UNTRUE! I’m looking to make a fool of you!

God has so much for you… but don’t worry… because if you stick with me?

You will never know!


Tammi Kale

Playing Catch up…..

It always seems I am trying to “catch up” as I have a tendency to get behind and rearrange my priorities in the way that works at that moment. For the most part I get important things done. I pay my bills, do the laundry, my homework, straighten the house, cook supper and try to keep hubby happy. And THEN I allow myself time to write. I know I should make it a higher priority because I sometimes see it as self-indulgent. Let me clear….I see it that way FOR ME!! I admire others who make it a part of their daily lives and I get to read their brilliant magical yarns of words. Or see the beautiful works of art in the form of photographs or drawings. Thank you!

I appreciate the people I have gotten to know in the blogging community and the support has been wonderful and overwhelming. When I started writing my blog last summer it was kind of on a whim. I thought it would help me to be somewhat accountable to others who “follow” me. I had no idea I would be blessed with such support from you guys! It is so cool to converse with folks as far away as Australia and then as close as my home town. My recent Sunshine Blogging Award was very special to me, but then I had to narrow it down to 11 people? Hmmm….that was hard because there are so many others I wanted to include.

Writing challenges are inspirational and has brought an interesting creative side forth that kind of surprised me. I had written some poetry in high school and taken a creative writing class in college where we wrote poetry, but I had put it away like my other writing. Several times I have started writing a story and it has turned into a poem. I have journaled some over the years and written several short stories. But, because I am a bit of a perfectionist with my writing, I don’t post. It is one of the reasons you guys don’t see what I write very often. I like to keep things entertaining and fun, but I am my own worst critic.
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Never in a million years did I think I could have published authors, photographers and well established bloggers follow me? Really?

So thank you (again) plus some and those I haven’t mentioned!!

Melinda Roth aka Anyone seen my bleeping horse
Amy Reese Writes
Dana Contance Thomas
Idiot Writing
Dianna College Mom
Heylookawriterfollow Mike Allegra
Miss Four Eyes
Writer B is Me
Kim silentlyheardonce
Jules in Flashy Fiction

You guys are so special and make my day each and every time I get a comment or a “Like” posted to something I wrote. It means so very much to me!!
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Now what was I saying………
OH YEAH! I promise to write more often and make it a higher priority!! 🙂