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Staying Relevant (but keeping violence in YA fiction under control)

by Deborah Heal A Dangerous Trend I don’t believe fiction, especially Christian fiction for young people, needs gratuitous violence to make the plot exciting. I was happy to discover Wall Street Journal book reviewer Meghan Cox Gurdon and her Imprimus article, “The Case for Good Taste in Children’s Books.” In it she gives examples of […]

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Digging Up Your Past so You Can Resurrect Your Future

By Gina Conroy Sometimes when writing a novel, the story takes on a life of its own. The words and themes seem to flow naturally, without much thought, and by some miracle, it all seems to work together. As if God planned it that way. That’s how it was with Digging Up Death. […]

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Digging Up Graves!

Send to Kindle“For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Col. 3:3 NKJV)   I died!   Yup. I died.   The old self? Buried. Left behind. Forgotten.   “My old self has been crucified with Christ.” (Gal. 2:20a NLT)   Calvary’s cross lays atop that grave of the old me […]

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Interview with Author Josette Downey

Today in Grace and Faith we have the honor of interviewing Author Josette Downey. She’s here to tell us a little bit about herself and her recent books. Welcome Josette, What inspired you to write your first book?  Shortly after I got married, I had a dream that I was still in high school […]

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Dancing in a Field of Daisies

As everyone knows, while we’re on this earth, no one escapes the negatives of life. Christians included. Too, the more years we live, the more time for the effects of unpleasant and stressful issues to accumulate and weigh us down. I used to think that when I got older, I could deal with […]

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A Striking Observation for Writers

by Mary C. Findley Ecclesiastes 12: 11-12 The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the […]

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I Had a Dream

I had a dream. Walking along a city street, I pass by houses of all types of contrasting architectures… *Beautiful mansions. Humble shacks. Sweet cottages. *Different shapes. Different sizes. Different appeals. I decide to peek in some of the windows to see how the people live there… *some sit quietly by their hearths, […]

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I Wanna Be a Weeble!

By Lynn Mosher Did you ever play with a Weeble? When Weebles first appeared on the market in the early ’70s, they looked like this: Short, fat, scary molded faces with holes for eyes, some were enough to frighten any child. Pretty scary, huh? If you don’t know what Weebles are, they are […]

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Writer’s Devotional

By Donna Clark Goodrich But they all alike began to make excuses (Luke 14:18). What’s Your Excuse for Not Writing?             I’d like to write but . . . We’ve all probably heard—and perhaps used—every excuse for not putting pen to paper, or hands to keyboards, after God has called us to write: […]

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Sure Hands of Prayer

By Lynn Mosher “We shall devote ourselves whole-heartedly to prayer and the ministry of the Word.” Acts 6:4 Phillips One morning in my study and quiet time, the Lord led me to read Exodus 17:11-16…again. You know this Old Testament story. Readied on top of Mount Horeb, Moses lifted his hands and his […]

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