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

Writing Craft

Your Story’s Most Important Question | Hope Welborn

In elementary school, we learned about “who, what, where, when, and how” – questions any good narrative should answer to clearly communicate what we’re trying to say. But I think we do ourselves (and our readers) a disservice if we fail to answer one other question – perhaps the most important question of all… WHY.… Continue reading Your Story’s Most Important Question | Hope Welborn

Spiritual Encouragement

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

Spiritual Encouragement

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