Encouragement, Inspirational

MEMORIES — Part 1

Photo by Meagan Briggs

The other day Facebook reminded me that I’ve been friends with Author Justina Luther for six years. She went on to do a blog post about our Christian Writer’s Guild Craftsman residency in Colorado. @donnalhsmith @justinaluther #memories #goodfriends #amwriting #craftsmanxi

It’s interesting what details we remember about a particular event.

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

God’s Mysterious Ways—Part 3

Why is it important to “say something eternal? Many years ago I heard a teaching about our “works.” It changed my life and made me get my mind off myself and onto what God might want me to do. @donnalhsmith #GodsMysteriousWays #SaySomethingEternal #GodsCallOnMyLife

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

God’s Mysterious Ways—Part 2

How do we discern God’s Mysterious Ways? How do we know it’s Him, and not our own thought? @donnalhsmith #GodsMysteriousWays #SaySomethingEternal #GodsCallOnMyLife

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

God’s Mysterious Ways—Part 1

A few months ago, I decided to take a break from blogging. It’s been a good break. I focused on my studies, finished my third novel, taught at a Christian writer’s conference, went to the New Jersey shore for my birthday, got my Medicare card, and have been celebrating my freedom in Christ. But now, I feel the urge to write again—to “say” something. @donnalhsmith #GodsMysteriousWays #SaySomethingEternal #GodsCallOnMyLife #GodisAmazing

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Blogging, Writing

Summer Break – A Time to Pause & Reflect

I’ve been blogging regularly since 2009. I’ve had several blogs on a couple different platforms. I started this blog in 2014 to show my writing journey to publication. I made it. I’m published. But I have other interests and things God is preparing me for.

So rather than publish every week, at least for this summer—I’m taking a bit of a break.

I’m only going to write when I feel I have something to say. Something important. Something eternally significant.

Feel free to enjoy the archives—which I know you do. What is it about “Stuck—A Winter Disaster Story” that intrigues you readers so much? It’s summertime, and people are still reading it. I am pleased and amused.

And let me know what you’d like to see on this blog. I’ve kind of changed the focus, and I may do so again—but I love feedback. Id’ love to know what you like about the website, and what you don’t.

In the meantime, may you have a blessed summer!

Encouragement, Inspirational

HALF A YEAR GONE! A Reflection

Wow! It amazes me that we just began the last half of 2019. I don’t know about you—but my year has gone fast! #2019halfgone #amwriting @donnalhsmith

Did you make plans for this year six months ago? Or have there been a lot of surprises!

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Encouragement, Inspirational, Spiritual Growth

Miracles, Signs & Wonders—Part 3

I’m getting to the point that wherever I am, if someone needs prayer, I’ll pray. It’s kind of a cop-out to say, “I’ll pray for you” if you don’t pray right then and there. #miraclesatwritersconference #prayer #amwriting @donnalhsmith

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