Prayer: The Ultimate Connection for a Christian Writer by Jessie Clemence

on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Writing is daunting. When a person stands back, takes in the entirety of the publishing world, and  evaluates his or her own small place in it, panic may ensue.


 “Who do I think I am?”

“Why am I even bothering?”

“I must be insane to think I have anything to add to all the other words that have already been offered.”

“These other writers are so much more talented, experienced, and brave than I am.”


 And then things might go even further downhill from there. Before we know it, we’ve listened to the lies that we’re not good enough and shouldn’t even try. 


 Friends, the Breathe Christian Writers Conference exists to help you combat those lies. We’re here to speak God’s truth into your writing, helping you grow into the calling our Heavenly Father has spoken over your life.


 You really can do this.

He really is big enough.

There is a place for you. 


 All these truths begin with prayer. The Breathe Team is praying for you. The theme this year is all about connection and how it helps us to create as writers. But the very first connection is the one where we reach out to God, only to find he’s already reaching out to us.


 Pretty much every writer doubts his or her place in the writing world. But our doubts should not overcome God’s work through us. Prayer steadies our nerves, deepens our connections to God, and leads us to others who help us grow as writers.


 We’re here for you, and we’re praying. We also hope to see you in person at Breathe this year, October 6 and 7!

Writing is daunting. When a person stands back, takes in the entirety of the publishing world,

Jessie Clemence has been writing for seven years and blogging for four. She’s the author of two books: If I Plug My Ears, God Can’t Tell Me What to Do, and There’s a Green Plastic Monkey in My Purse. Her newest book, I Could Use a Nap and a Million Dollars, will be published in winter of 2018. Through the books and the blog she encourages readers to a living, active faith with her slightly wackadoodle sense of humor and sarcasm. She also shamelessly exaggerates whenever she can, simply because she can’t help herself. You can find her at

    1 Comment

  1. Great encouragement! Looking forward to Breathe in a few weeks!!

    Tammy Allison

    September 12, 2017

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