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P is for Passion

Today is Good Friday for those of us who are Christians, the day we set aside to remember the Passion of Christ. For my  A to Z Blog Challenge entry today, I want to speak about passion.

Passion has several meanings. According to, passion is:

  1. Strong and barely controllable emotion.
  2. Intense sexual love.
  3. An intense desire or enthusiasm for something.
  4. A thing arousing enthusiasm.
  5. The suffering and death of Jesus

As I get ready to go to church and take part in out Passion play, I remember how much people have suffered in the last two millennia in the name of religion and how that hasn’t stopped. I’m a Christian, and proud of it, but I also believe that God is God, no matter what name you give Him. Torturing people simply because they don’t share your beliefs is just wrong.

So what am I passionate about? What am I committed to, above all else? Writing romance novels–any subgenre would do. I need to tell my stories. If I torture my hero and heroine in the process, there is a reason for it. The more annoyed I am with someone, the more I torture a character in my book. That’s how I vent my anger, my distress and also my joy. In the end, no matter how much they suffer, things always work out. So, what’s your passion? 

Don’t forget to check out the other P entries A to Z Blog Challenge 




Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have published 24 manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.

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