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22 Jun Posted by in Inspiration | 8 comments

Why I Write Christian Historical Fiction

Why I Write Christian Historical Fiction For me I want to learn about places and people from the past. I’m fascinated by cemeteries with old tombstones. In my mind, I see stories–scenes about these long, possibly forgotten people. Writing allows me a way to release those voices. And, I want to learn more about people […]

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09 May Posted by in Inspiration | 7 comments

Sweet Wine or Sour Grapes?

Sweet Wine or Sour Grapes?

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.” John 15:1-2 (NIV)   Listening on my car radio to an “oldies” station the other day, […]

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01 May Posted by in Inspiration | 9 comments

An Author’s Alphabet. A is for …

An Author’s Alphabet. A is for …

Aprons. Aprons?? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Aprons. Recently I read an article about these seemingly mundane clothing items. Within three sentences the author managed to mesmerize me by pointing out that no other article of clothing has ever served so many purposes in the history of mankind. The apron has been used to protect clothing , […]

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Preparing for a Conference

Along this exciting road that God has launched me down, I’ve had some very exciting destinations. Maybe not exciting the way the rest of the world would view them, but for a Christian fiction writer, they’ve been very beneficial. Attending a writer’s conference is by no means easy. But, the effort can truly be worth […]

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21 Mar Posted by in Inspiration | 10 comments

“This Thing is From Me” by Pamela Stephens

“This Thing is From Me” by Pamela Stephens

Perspective.  Vantage Point.  Focus.  Several years ago someone changed my viewpoint on struggles, trials and even on conversations with someone who wanted to “set you straight” or “share what the Lord had told them” was just for me.  Instead of focusing on the event, the stress, and the “fix,” she challenged me to look at […]

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04 Mar Posted by in Inspiration | 5 comments

Learning to Rest

Learning to Rest

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find REST for your souls..’” Jer. 6:16 When we’re overburdened the world seems a colder place—the sun could be shining but from our vantage point […]

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10 Feb Posted by in Inspiration | 12 comments

Worry without Reason

Worry without Reason

Do you ever feel your work is just not good enough? For me, the voice of negativity, with its incessant taunts, can become more creative than me. It creeps into my mind, and then criticizes everything I do—nothing is off limits. With this onslaught of abuse, I can’t think, as a result, I can’t write. […]

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07 Feb Posted by in Inspiration | 8 comments

The Road to Publication – In God’s Time

The Road to Publication – In God’s Time

Since I was a small child, my goal has been clear: I want to write stories.It seemed simple enough. Find a sturdy pencil and a Big Chief tablet, and put my ideas into words. When I thought about what I wanted to do when I grew up, that was simple too, I wanted to be like my […]

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