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We are Christians who both read and write Christian fiction. The goal for this blog is to talk about the books we read and about our spiritual journeys. So you’re just as apt to read a review or comments on a book–fiction or non-fiction–as you are to read a devotional or inspiring quote or about daily Christian life in our posts. On the weekends, we post about writing and welcome guest bloggers. It is our hope to build a community where we can interact, discuss matters of importance to us, encourage, share and lift spirits.

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  • The Christmas Story from a Writer’s Perspective
    By Marilyn Turk The more I study the craft of writing, the more I read like a writer. I look at how the author tells the story, what adjectives and verbs they use, whose POV they use, and how many … Continue reading →
  • An Amana Christmas
    With Christmas approaching, I recalled one of my visits to the Amana Colonies during the month of December. Back then, I was writing books set in the Colonies, and needed to complete some research about their Christmas traditions. In an … Continue reading →
  • Sometimes Technology Can Drive Me Crazy by Margaret Daley
    Sometimes Technology Can Drive Me Crazy By Margaret Daley I’ve never acclaimed I was a technology whiz, but usually I could hold my own, managing the various social media sites, self publishing my books, updating my website and other aspects … Continue reading →
  • Loving the Green by Hannah Alexander
    Don’t you just love evergreens? I haven’t had a Christmas tree for a lot of years–and when I did, it was often fake. But we have spruce and lodgepole pine trees around our house that protect us from the harshest … Continue reading →
  • Power Talk by Vicki Hinze
      We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing.   There are perks to slowing … Continue reading →
  • My Favorite Christmas Story by Elizabeth Goddard
    I love the holiday season and especially Christmas—the sound of bells ringing, shiny things sparkling. The warmth of friends and families. Smiles, laughter and joy. Everyone seems a little kinder to each other, even to strangers. You and I know … Continue reading →
  • Writers’ Words – A Gift to the World
      I wrote this on November 7, the 99th birthday of the famed evangelist, Billy Graham, and looked back at how his life and words touched not only millions of people throughout the world – but changed my own life. … Continue reading →
  • Letter to an Aspiring Author or Editor
    When I was a college English and humanities professor, students sometimes asked questions about my writing life. Some hoped to become writers themselves and asked me how they could achieve their dreams. Here’s a sample of the answers I gave … Continue reading →
  • It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!
    It’s finally here. With Thanksgiving over we are now officially in the Christmas season. And when I think about Christmas, I find myself thinking about Christmas decorations. So today, I though I’d share some of my favorite craft ideas for this Christmas season. … Continue reading →
  • Transition Week by Tara Randel
    This is the time of year I like to call transition week. We’ve just finished celebrating a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend and now our mood shifts to the joyful Christmas season. The week between football and turkey to lighted trees and … Continue reading →
  • Happy Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time when we stop and think about what is important to us. It’s a time to be thankful for all the people and things in our life that are important to … Continue reading →
  • ‘Tis the season to be . . .grateful!
    When most of us think of Thanksgiving, turkeys and big meals usually come to mind. Who can stick to a diet when some of the dishes passed around the table are offered only once a year? It’s the one holiday … Continue reading →
  • We Need More Thanksgiving by Hannah Alexander
    I wish a very happy Thanksgiving to you. In fact, I wish you more than just the traditional day of Thanksgiving. I wish for you to have abundant thankfulness in your heart every morning when you arise, every night before … Continue reading →

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