Writing

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I’ve been blogging here since 2006. Before that, I wrote fifteen years’ worth of ladies’ booklets for two different churches.

Once during an open discussion about devotional time in God’s Word in a ladies’ meeting, nearly every lady who shared described some measure of dissatisfaction. Some had trouble maintaining a regular practice. Some had read for years, but felt they were in a rut. Afterward, I started a column in the ladies’ booklet to discuss various aspects of finding time for and getting more from the Bible.

After several years of such columns, I began thinking of compiling them into a book. I quickly found that I could not just cut and paste all of the columns. Some overlapped. Some information needed to be updated or added.

Last year I complete the first draft of the book (tentatively titled Knowing God Through His Word). I hope to finish revising it this year.

In the meantime, I was a community guest columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel from October 2011-October 2012. I’ve had a few magazine articles published in Frontline magazine as well as some publications that are no longer in business. I’ve contributed to The Perennial Gen, Blessed But Stressed, and iBelieve.com. I wrote more about my writing journey here.

I have a few ideas for other books. I’m looking forward to exploring them after I finish this current project.

As I near then end of my book, I face many decisions concerning finding an agent and  pursuing the best path for publication. I want to go the traditional route for this first book. I appreciate your praters for God’s guidance.

Thank you so much for your encouragement! Some of you have been reading here for many years. Some are new friends. I look forward to getting to know you better. Some of us will probably never meet til heaven. You’ve blessed my life in more ways than I can tell.