Years ago, I believed writing was a solitary endeavor. Today, I know better. My writing has improved because of the generous contributions of others (I’m looking at you, Lara! *wink*), but it’s more than that. Because of writing communities like GCD Writers’ Guild and The Writers’ Bloc, I’ve discovered so many more writers whose work inspires and encourages me every day. This week, I’m delighted to share with you articles from some of my newest writing friends!
This week on the blog: Five Books in God’s Library and Why They Matter
WONKY | DINAH OVERLIEN
The shortest article I’ve ever shared here, but such a sweet reflection!
A HOME IS NOT OUR HOPE: RESTING IN THE PROMISE OF A PLACE TO BELONG | ERICA ROBERTSON
“We aren’t made to be completely content in our man-made houses. The Lord has been patiently teaching me that as we pack up again, wave goodbye to dear friends, and start each new adventure—he is the one constant in our countless changes.”
“Herein lies the question: At what point in my life did I cross over from death to life (John 5:24)? For many years, I agonized over this question. Somewhere along the way, I became content with the mystery. I am His, and He is mine, and it doesn’t matter when it began.”
WHEN YOUR BEST LAID PLANS CRUMBLE | SUSAN NARJALA
“There is a purpose behind those ‘best-laid plans’ going awry. I don’t know the exact reasons. His ways are exceedingly beyond my comprehension. But I would propose that sometimes God disrupts our ‘perfect’ plans so we can depend on His infallible wisdom and grace.”
THOUGHTS ON THE 5 YEAR CANCER ANNIVERSARY OF OUR DAUGHTER | MARISSA BONDURANT
“I’ve been asked if going through our daughter’s cancer treatment has made my faith stronger. And I’m not really sure how to answer that. I think I’m more aware of how loose my grip is on Jesus, and simultaneously more tuned in to how tightly he’s gripping me.”