Chains that don’t chafe…

by Carol G. Stratton           Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because […]

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What’s Your Donkey?

The other night we went to Mass in a different town.  The readings were about Jesus entering Jerusalem for the last time, riding on a donkey. I have to admit, I’ve heard that story many times but never had much cause to think about the donkey. Now we have donkeys not far from […]

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Where My Title Came From

By Jessie Powers Right now as I type this my house is peaceful. Hymns are running through my mind, our daughter is peacefully sleeping in her crib, my husband is about to get up and head to work, and the sun is beginning its daily trek across the sky. I am pleased to […]

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Testing and Trials (A Part of the Christian Life)

By Erin Lamb Some teach that if you love God and do everything He says, then your life will be filled with nothing but good things. Nothing is further from the truth. Jesus lived a perfect life and suffered greatly. Jesus told us, “In the world you will have trouble, but take heart […]

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Practice What You Write

By Precarious Yates “You pay more attention to your work than you do to your family.” This scathing rebuke from my husband was spot on. And I needed it pointed out to me. I had some troubles in family life, and while I prayed and cried out to God, I saw no relief […]

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Times of Trial

By Cliff Ball One Sunday morning, a few weeks after President Collins had nullified the election results, it was Laura’s turn to take care of the under three year olds in the nursery. The babies and toddlers were usually quiet, so Laura sometimes used the time to study for school while also listening […]

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Marketing to Readers vs Networking with Authors

By Karen Baney As an author, I’m faced daily with the challenge of reaching out to quality readers. But, like many authors, especially in the early days of my book marketing, I found myself marketing to authors and not readers. This is fine if your book is for authors. If it isn’t, then […]

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Blank Books: Imagining a Novel and Keeping Track of the Facts

By Johnnie Alexander Donley Writing an authentic novel that takes place in World War II Europe requires more than just research. It also requires a system for keeping track of the facts and finding the right ones when they’re needed. Helpful websites are easily found again by either bookmarking them or saving them […]

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WRITING WHAT WE LOVE

Send to Kindle H.C.Beckerr I have always loved to read, and I have always loved music. I have also, for as long as I can remember, been completely mesmerized by the stars in the night sky, often wondering if there were any other civilizations out there for mankind to meet one day. While many of […]

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Trusting in God Despite Our Circumstance

By June Foster Habakkuk 3:17-19 are a couple of my favorite scriptures. The verses depict the prophet’s faith in the Lord despite his material circumstances. I think it would be interesting to put this into modern day language. Here’s the original. Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes […]

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