Encouragement, Inspirational

Memories – Part 2

from Bet She’an, Israel

“Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind. Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine.” (Mac Davis) Remembering where we came from is important. How did we get to this point? @donnalhsmith #memories #amwriting

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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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