January 29, 2020 Dear Reader: New year…new decade! It’s time to let fresh breezes blow through your mind and soul. January is a great month to look back, take stock, and move forward. This may stir up a positive sense of anticipation, but if it’s laced with a touch of fear and trepidation about the […]
I hate New Year’s resolutions. I really do. I don’t like setting myself up for failure, and I can’t think of a New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept for the whole month, much less a whole year. But my friend, Lee Scharf, inspired me recently when she reminded me there is power in intention. And […]
We can’t go back, but we can begin again. We can’t undo our mistakes, but we can learn from them. Holy Scripture—as well as words of wisdom from philosophers and theologians through the ages—remind us we all hav, deep within us, the power to change direction and start anew. Take a deep breath, and choose […]
This is the final message to the Faithful Writers group before I pass the leadership baton over to The Rev. Teddy Asiel at the end of 2019. December 31, 2019 Hello, Faithful Writers, I know last month’s newsletter was to be my last issue of Faithful Writers Toolkit, but I had to pop back into […]
Heartspoken’s official Faithful Writers Facebook group and the “Faithful Writers Toolkit” newsletter are no longer active as of January 1, 2020, but you can find posts and archived newsletters HERE. The Facebook group will also be archived so current members can still access the resources posted by me or members in the Facebook group throughout […]
Sometimes a song, such as the one beautifully performed here by Celtic Thunder’s Paul Byrom, is all you need to capture the beauty and joy of this holy season. Enjoy and I send Christmas blessings to you and yours.
Encouragement for Faithful Writers everywhere. Please share with your writing friends by forwarding this post. (Reading time: under five minutes) November 30, 2019 Hi, Faithful Writer, The only writing commitment I have made between now and the end of the year is to write one sentence a day in addition to all the holiday cards […]
I try to support other writers and offer fresh voices to this blog. My guest today, Joel S. Syder, identifies the top distractions to our Christian faith and tells how to avoid them. Religion is an important aspect of many of our lives, and faith can do wonders to heal and guide us. Christians naturally […]