Author Archives: This Woman Writes

About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.

Surviving the Work Week

Not everyone’s Monday is actually on Monday. But regardless of what day your week actually starts, it’s highly likely that it’s not a smooth transition from your day off to your day on. This low point of our week, when … Continue reading

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Are You Tired of Living in Fear?

Fear is one of Satan’s best weapons, because it’s relatively inexpensive. For a minimal outlay, Satan — who generally works through the assorted people on this planet who love him, worship him, or have sold themselves to him for whatever … Continue reading

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Are We Afraid of Our Own Government?

I have a cat named Xena the Warrior Princess, which is a diverting misnomer because she is one of the timidest animals alive. Admittedly, as far as staying alive, running away from trouble is a successful stratagem for Xena, who spends her days concealed in the bushes, … Continue reading

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Beachside Diversions: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Beachside Diversions by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. There is a sense of nostalgia in Beachside Diversions, as an adult and a child interact, while each continues to reside in her own world, on … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Broken Promise — or Man’s?

This weekend I enjoyed the company of three out of four of my adult children. It is impossible for me to describe to you how much I love these four progeny of mine — whenever I talk to them, play … Continue reading

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“Celebrating” the Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Anniversaries are supposed to be celebratory things, generally of weddings, when a couple starts a whole new life together. How odd that we use the same word, “anniversary,” to acknowledge — surely not celebrate? — the unwanted introduction of the Vietnam … Continue reading

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Frozen by Fear — What Do We Do?

The other day, I found myself in the middle of a church picnic. It was totally unintentional, and I’ll tell you the story someday, but the upshot is, I was chatting with a safe woman from the group, when I tossed out … Continue reading

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Peace: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Peace, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve. Wallowa Lake in Joseph, OR, is a place of quiet beauty and awe. In the 19th century, Young Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indian … Continue reading

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Sleeping Christians

The Bible talks a lot about being awake, and all Christians like to think that they are so: “Oh, yes — I’m awake all right to the evils of the world around me!” Quite honestly, as much as we would like to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Abuse

Years ago in my little town, there was a restaurant that was known not for the quality of its food (above average), the ambiance of its surroundings (cheap chic), or the professionalism of its staff (non-existent). It was famous, and wildly … Continue reading

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