Kathyrn Graves

Writing Wins

Many people tell me they think they'd like to write, or they feel called to write, or there is something they think they need to write about. But few of them follow through. I think there are several reasons. Writing is work. Writers have to be willing to put in effort. Producing a first draft… Continue reading Writing Wins

Karen Jordan

My Writing Life: Taking Chances, Making Mistakes, and Getting Messy

Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!  (Ms. Frizzle, Magic School Bus) I've always lived up to Miss Frizzle's teachings, even before I became a writer. So this is one of my favorite writing quotes. I still have mud on my face at times, and my clothes get twisted on occasion. And at times, I wander… Continue reading My Writing Life: Taking Chances, Making Mistakes, and Getting Messy

Kristen Clark

Author Interview: Kristin Clark

Welcome guest blogger, Kristen Clark, speaker and writer, and founder of www.HisSideoftheLookingGlass.com. Kristin lives in Texas with her husband Lawrence. Contact Kristin via email here or follow her on Facebook and Pinterest. [If you want to guest post on this blog, check out our guidelines here.] Author Interview with Kristen Clark Author of Becoming a Woman of Worth: Creating a More Confident You … Continue reading Author Interview: Kristin Clark

Karen Jordan

Reflections from a Songbird

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Do you find yourself stressed out over all you’ve committed to lately?

If so, I hope my recent post (below) on the WordServe Water Cooler (http://wordservewatercooler.com) will encourage you.

WordServe Water Cooler

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When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. (E. O. Wilson) 

“Silly bird! Why are you pecking on the window?”

“She’s defending her territory,” my husband Dan surmised.

We watched in amazement as the female cardinal, fooled by her own image, continued to swoop down—over and over again—attacking her reflection in the window.

Dan snickered. “I know you’ll find a story here.” Then, he closed his eyes and dozed off in front of the TV.

I turned my attention back to my laptop and whined, “I’ve got to get this blog post written.”

Dan mumbled from his recliner, “Why don’t you give yourself a break?”

I agreed under my breath. “I AM taking a break! I’m sitting here with you, watching a movie.”

I needed rest. But I stared at my never-ending “to do” list. I felt the pressure of some…

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Karen Jordan

New Bible Study by Mindy Ferguson: Eyewitness to Majesty

“... I don’t know what you’re talking about ...” (Matt. 26:70). Denial. Betrayal. Nothing hurts quite like the betrayal of someone you love and trust? But what if you were the one who had betrayed your closest friend? You turned your back on him in his darkest hour of need. Jesus had a friend like that--Peter.… Continue reading New Bible Study by Mindy Ferguson: Eyewitness to Majesty

Mary Elizabeth Hall

Amberly by Mary Elizabeth Hall

Author Mary Elizabeth Hall wrote our guest post today. Mary's debut novel Amberly was released in August 2012, and is available in all the usual places. Amberly is the first of a series called Crestmere. Visit Mary's website Writing to Inspire at maryelizabethhall.com. You can read her blog or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads.  The story behind Amberly has been in my mind for… Continue reading Amberly by Mary Elizabeth Hall

Kathyrn Graves

What to Wear

Fashion Favor. A friend approached me for a favor. She was scheduled as the featured speaker at a large women's event and she didn't know what to wear. She wondered if I'd be willing to help her. Another friend, whose husband was running for U.S. Congress, asked if I'd help her shop for some clothes to… Continue reading What to Wear

Kristen Clark

HALT! And Rise Above Your Biggest Writing Challenges

This is a guest post by Kristen Clark, a speaker and writer, and contributing editor for the online His Witness Ministries and New Beginnings Marriage Ministry. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals and magazines, while her inspirational stories have been published by Chicken Soup for the Soul. She lives in Texas with her husband, Lawrence. I love keeping busy… Continue reading HALT! And Rise Above Your Biggest Writing Challenges

Karen Jordan

Typical Writing Day: Tips and Quotes

"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy" (Miss Frizzle, Magic School Bus). I've always lived up to Miss Frizzle's teachings, even before I became a writer. I still have mud on my face at times, and my clothes get twisted on occasion. And at times, I wander off to a place that I never intended to… Continue reading Typical Writing Day: Tips and Quotes

Kathyrn Graves

Writing Retreat

Getaway. Over the last weekend, I spent a couple of days with two writing friends. We live in three different states, and it had been several years since we were all together. So, we caught up on each others' lives, sat around on comfy furniture in an amazing home by the shores of Beaver Lake, Arkansas, and brainstormed… Continue reading Writing Retreat