Posts Tagged "prayer"

Writing Challenges: What Happens When I Work Alone by Jessie Clemence

Writing Challenges: What Happens When I Work Alone by Jessie Clemence

By on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

Whenever I’m confronted with writing problems, I always choose the exact wrong thing. I withdraw from everyone. To be fair, my choice is pretty consistent with my personality in general; it’s not just writing that forces me into solitude. But solitude it is. That’s always my first choice whenever I’m stressed out, afraid I’m going to be exposed as the imposter I so...

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Connecting and Creating from Struggle by Amelia Rhodes

Connecting and Creating from Struggle by Amelia Rhodes

By on Jun 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

I wrapped my fingers around my coffee cup, leaning forward into the conversation. The leaves out the window showed the first hints of gold and red, casting an early autumn glow on the coffee shop. Kids had just returned to school, and my two friends and I drank in the “mom” time after a full and busy summer. Little did I realize my next move would define...

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Fists Unclenched by Lisa Van Engen

Fists Unclenched by Lisa Van Engen

By on Jun 14, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

When we clench our fists, we live small. I so often in writing hold tight to my uncertainty. The early rejections were so difficult to bounce back from. Blogging was so public. Social media was overwhelming. I never felt good enough to collaborate. Publication felt utterly elusive. Comparison inched into my thoughts. As a writer, if I could even call myself that, I...

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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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