Posts Tagged "Writing"

Call of the Wind by Lynn Olsson

Call of the Wind by Lynn Olsson

By on Dec 27, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

As the west wind blows – so is the rambling flow of verse from the heart of mine, to the gaze of you. Perhaps, I was too young to understand, but I remember in elementary school our class was having a writing workshop and how badly I wanted to submit something (I don’t remember if there was a prize included or not.) Truth be told, I don’t even...

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Stewarding the Call by Brenda Yoder

Stewarding the Call by Brenda Yoder

By on Dec 15, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

I had just started graduate school at forty, leaving my profession as a high school history teacher. Life was crazy and I needed a major shift both professionally and personally. I was studying clinical mental health counseling at a Christian college, though I pursued the degree more for career options than to fulfill a call to counseling. I know what “calling”...

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A Collective Breath by Jenna Deckert

A Collective Breath by Jenna Deckert

By on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

I had not been writing. We were going through some big transitions as a family – selling our house and building a new one. My youngest daughter was starting kindergarten. My father in law was recovering from a heart attack and the ensuing surgeries that required. I had already bought my ticket for the Breathe Conference but decided I wasn’t going to attend this...

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The First Step of the Journey by Mary Rozendal

The First Step of the Journey by Mary Rozendal

By on Dec 8, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

“Hey, girls — Will you please pray for me? I’m going to that Breathe Christian Writers’ Conference on Friday and Saturday, and I’m a little nervous. I’m going by myself, and I’m feeling very inadequate. I really don’t write as much as I want to, and I’m afraid that I’ll feel really out of place.” This was the...

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I’m Getting Out of My Own Way by 	Amanda Rose

I’m Getting Out of My Own Way by Amanda Rose

By on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

“What would it take to let it go? It’s time for you to do your work.” -Don Perini During his session, “Getting Out of Your Own Way,” Don Perini shared about what he calls “resistance”: the thoughts that limit us when we set out to write. Perfectionism, fear, self-doubt, procrastination, busyness, distraction—we writers have so many voices whispering in our ears,...

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