Spiritual Encouragement

Merriest of Christmases! | Allyson West Lewis

I pray you find yourself blessed by the celebration of our Savior’s birth. What a remarkable thing God did, sending His son to save you and me! For many, the celebration has already begun—or perhaps it’s the shopping that has begun? It’s a season of cooking, baking, getting together with friends and loved ones and… Continue reading Merriest of Christmases! | Allyson West Lewis

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Writer Disrupted 2022 | Allyson West Lewis

In the middle of 2022, I realized the last two years had derailed many close writer friends from the proverbial writing train tracks. I include myself in their midst. In 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the world shut down and employers sent everyone home. Bless the essential workers like the entire medical community, grocery… Continue reading Writer Disrupted 2022 | Allyson West Lewis

Spiritual Encouragement

Another Time of Uncertainty

Transitioning out of the coronavirus epidemic, I expected to take a deep breath of relief. My husband and I looked forward to resuming travel with caution. After having to cancel twice because of the epidemic, Scott booked us for a third time on a river cruise in Europe. It starts in Germany and wends its… Continue reading Another Time of Uncertainty

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The Sacred Call of the Christian Writer | Carol James

Image by Todoran Bogdan from Pexels Why are you writing? What were your goals and motivations when you began? Did you want to achieve fame and fortune? Have a book (or two) listed on the New York Times best-seller list? Be able to support your family or make a nice little nest egg for your… Continue reading The Sacred Call of the Christian Writer | Carol James

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Hemingway dodged it. Did you? | Allyson West Lewis

I did not dodge the virus. In 2020 and 2021, stories proliferated of people losing family, friends, and loved ones to the deadly coronavirus that swept the globe. Terrifying, but it remained, for me, word of mouth. In late summer 2020, my husband and I welcomed our 29-year-old son back to our home when his job ended… Continue reading Hemingway dodged it. Did you? | Allyson West Lewis