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Heeding the Call by Carol Graft

Heeding the Call by Carol Graft

By on Jan 19, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

Am I called to write or not? That has been what I’ve been wrestling with this past year. Recently in a conversation with a ministry mentor, the subject of the discussion was ‘Your Calling’. God seems to be showing up more and more in Divine ways like that. The definition she used was “a strong inner impulse toward a particular course of action especially when...

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The Renters – Answering the Call by Cathy Rueter

The Renters – Answering the Call by Cathy Rueter

By on Jan 15, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Stories have flitted in and out of my head many times over the years. I take this as part of my inner editor saying the storyline or characters aren’t that important; here today, gone tomorrow. Besides, being a longtime nonfiction writer and editor, fictional characters and stories weren’t really my thing to pen. For me, fiction was to read not write. I read about...

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Writing to Understand by Carol Van Der Woude

Writing to Understand by Carol Van Der Woude

By on Jan 12, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

As a child I enjoyed writing. I kept a diary where I wrote about my dreams for the future. I had a pen pal in England, and I wrote letters to my cousin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The deep motivation to write came later when I was facing hard questions in life. After a two-year battle with leukemia, including bone marrow transplant, my son passed away. We...

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Seeing Things: One Writer’s Call  By Cynthia Beach

Seeing Things: One Writer’s Call By Cynthia Beach

By on Jan 10, 2018 in Blog | 4 comments

The old weathered post wore a sculpted head, its curves elegant, shapely. Rising from the sand, it framed the right edge of the vista that spread beyond the crest of the sand hill that led me to Lake Huron. As a teen living near the lake, I walked along shore to think. Up the hill I’d scramble, my feet sunk in sand. At the crest, I’d pause to gape: that horizon...

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My Father’s Voice by Mary Rozendal

My Father’s Voice by Mary Rozendal

By on Jan 8, 2018 in Blog | 4 comments

“When I grow up, I want to be a writer.” I’ve been saying this for years. But I’ve never heard God’s voice speaking to me, telling me to write. Sometimes I even wonder if I’ve imagined His call. Even as I type this, I’m thinking, what am I doing? Maybe I’m just being prideful and wanting to be in the spotlight for a while. Am I really writing because I feel called...

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