Thursday, December 18, 2014

Poetry Editor & Poetry: You, me, and Wallace Stevens


[Note from Mary: Poets helping poets helps people and poetry too!]

Poetry Editor & Poetry: You, me, and Wallace Stevens

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Intersections4Life | One Present – The conversation – Part II


[Note from Mary: This is the kind of conversation we all do well to have!]

Intersections4Life | One Present – The conversation – Part II by Steve Becker


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One-a-Day Thursday, 12/18/13 | A Life Worthy


[Note from Mary: As Christian writers and communicators for Christ, we often find ourselves in a counselor's role, but oh, what counseling we can receive!]

One-a-Day Thursday, 12/18/13 | A Life Worthy by Michael Burns

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The Writing on the Wall: Step by Step


[Note from Mary: Writing isn't just writing anymore! Sometimes it means making technological advances, whether we're ready or not!]

The Writing on the Wall: Step by Step by Vicky Kaseorg

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It is Written – A Journey Through the New Testament (5) | Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts


[Note from Mary: These verses speak to each of us in various ways and also provide timely focal points as we write in all genres for children, teens, and young adults.]

It is Written – A Journey Through the New Testament (5) | Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts


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Christmas Bells | He's Taken Leave


[Note from Mary: Christian poets and writers usually need time to let things set before writing about hard trials, but, oh, when we wait for God's view and insights, our writings take on the power of God as this post shows.]

Christmas Bells | He's Taken Leave by Paul Phillips

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Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape


[Note from Mary: Thank you, Glynn. May we all be quiet enough to hear the poetry in our lives.]

Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape by Glynn Young

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When God Revamps Your Life | Cathy Horning


[Note from Mary: This post provides an excellent example of an important point: With each new experience, wait to write about it until dust settles, the mind clears, and insights worth sharing come to you.]

When God Revamps Your Life | Cathy Horning


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Don’t neglect to replenish! | livingmoreabundantly


[Note from Mary: Every Christian needs this kind of replenishing, but for Christian poets and writers it's a must for us to be accurate communicators of God's word.]

Don’t neglect to replenish! | livingmoreabundantly by Lorraine Sharkey-Wright

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Bible Reviewer: Christmas gifts for all sorts of Bible readers


[Note from Mary: This post comes later than intended and, very likely, I accidentally omitted some of my favorites or yours. Nevertheless, this will give you a quick list of highly recommended editions of the Bible to check for your Christmas giving and your own Christmas list.]

Bible Reviewer: Christmas gifts for all sorts of Bible readers

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Faith, Fiction, Friends: How does the word become flesh


[Note from Mary: Meditate on this poem. Pray for God to give you the word for your writing life.]

Faith, Fiction, Friends: How does the word become flesh by Glynn Young

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In Spirit and In Truth!: Loved by God


[Note from Mary: Remembering God's great love for us gives us the assurance to pass on to our readers and make sure they know they're loved by God too.]

In Spirit and In Truth!: Loved by God by Dawn Freeman

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Bible Prayers: Praying to know God’s ways


[Note from Mary: This poem prayer-a-phrase from today’s reading in Psalm 25 reminds us to seek God's guidance always. May we especially remember at the start of each new week, day, and writing project.]

Bible Prayers: Praying to know God’s ways

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to the SPIRIT CHECKER's Blog


[Note from Mary: When people asked Jesus, "What are we to DO to be saved," Jesus said, "Believe!" That's our work: to have and keep our faith in Christ even in hard times as this post reminds us.]

Welcome to the SPIRIT CHECKER's Blog by Ewing Ikard II

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Bible Prayers: A prayer for strength from Psalm 80


[Note from Mary: This prayer-a-phrased poem from Psalm 80 calls on God’s strength and speaks to our needs today.]

Bible Prayers: A prayer for strength from Psalm 80

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Stream's Edge: Re-gifting: A Way to Love Your Neighbor


[Note from Mary: Fresh thought for our writing! Instead of worrying about getting published, let's think about what our writings can re-gift!]

The Stream's Edge: Re-gifting: A Way to Love Your Neighbor by Jeanne Doyon


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Poetry Editor & Poetry: The Early Poetry of Charles Wright


[Note from Mary: One of my aims in the Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook is to introduce members to other poets and writers whose work we do well to study. Charles Wright is such a poet.]

Poetry Editor & Poetry: The Early Poetry of Charles Wright

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Jesus, Enemy-Love and the Church: A Call to Put Away our Swords, Stop Fighting and Embrace the Other


[Note from Mary: What are we communicating in our lives and writings? This post gives us a reality check.]

Jesus, Enemy-Love and the Church: A Call to Put Away our Swords, Stop Fighting and Embrace the Other  by Jeff Clarke

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Worn | Hearts Set Free Blog


[Note from Mary: The holidays bring us closer to our readers and the Lord as we rest in God's care.]

Worn | Hearts Set Free Blog by Elaine Miller Creasman


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Scripture on Stress | Before The Cross


[Note from Mary: Feeling stressed? This post and scriptures will help. Do you write for stressed-out readers? This post and scriptures will help.]

Scripture on Stress | Before The Cross by Mike Mobley

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Christian Healing Arts: Healing waters of God


[Note from MaryEvery living thing needs water to survive and thrive. God knows this, and God alone can provide the healing waters we need - for ourselves and our readers.] 

Christian Healing Arts: Healing waters of God

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Soak Your Spirit in God's Presence to Gain Strength & Wisdom


[Note from Mary: Ministering to people includes ourselves! Prepare the way for the Lord!]

Soak Your Spirit in God's Presence to Gain Strength & Wisdom by Karin Peavy

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