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Begin to Write by Jenna Deckert

Begin to Write by Jenna Deckert

By on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

I started writing when I was thirteen. I heard a youth leader talk about prayer and the different ways we can talk to God. She mentioned writing our prayers in a journal as one way we could pray. I loved it and started immediately.   I found these prayer journals in our basement this past year when my family and I were preparing to sell our house. Seeing the kittens...

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What Keeps Me Going by Allison Zeigler

What Keeps Me Going by Allison Zeigler

By on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

What keeps me going? Why do I write? That is something I have been honestly asking myself, lately. Why write when my job does not require my writing degree? Why bother when I already work eight hours every day, forty hours a week? Why force myself when after dinner I’m tired and no one in the world, except a few writing friends, would care if I ever wrote another...

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Lessons from Moving Office by Ann Byle

Lessons from Moving Office by Ann Byle

By on Apr 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

This post originally ran on Ann Byle’s blog. You may find the original post here.  ~*~ I recently inherited a bedroom left vacant by Kid 3, who took Kid 1’s bedroom when she moved into an apartment. This empty bedroom has become my new office. It was no easy task to move a decade’s worth of stuff from my small office on the main floor to this vast expanse on...

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Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

Cancer: My Inciting Incident by Karin Beery

By on Apr 17, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

A lover of all things fiction, I spent my childhood reading and writing. After getting a degree in English, however, books had lost much of their appeal, and it never occurred to me to write again. Instead, I pursued a career in hospitality. Then my husband was diagnosed with cancer. We’d been married less than a year. We were still figuring out how to function as a...

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Call for Submissions — Writer Connections

Call for Submissions — Writer Connections

By on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The theme for this year’s Breathe Conference is Create to Connect. Connect to Create. Over the next few months we’ll spend a little time exploring what this means to us in our writing lives. This call for submissions is all about your writer connections. What meaningful writing connections have you made? Who is that one person (maybe even two) who has...

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Being Brave… by Tammy Allison

Being Brave… by Tammy Allison

By on Apr 12, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

Being brave doesn’t have to be a huge heroic act. Oftentimes, it is a simple yet profound step of faith. Being brave looks different for everyone. Being brave might mean… Being honest in love and truth with someone about an issue that is bothering you Taking communion to shut-ins when you feel unequipped Saying no to something you don’t feel right about even if...

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