Jeanette Hanscome

Happy New Year from Jeanette. Yes, it has been awhile since you heard from me. A lot happened at once and some things got set aside. Today I started to wonder though, if commitments like blogging got neglected because I was overwhelmed by circumstances that were far more important, or because I let them consume me. Maybe it was a little of both. Sometimes it’s hard to tell isn’t it?

I share a lot of examples of how life doesn’t stop so we can finish works-in-progress and meet deadlines. As I’ve learned over the past few years of seemingly non-stop crisis, there are times when we need to put writing on the back burner for the sake of urgent matters. There are also times, however, when we simply need to plow through on the toughest days and do what we promised to do. We often don’t know which of the above we should do until the time comes. That is all the more reason to stay tuned into God’s voice, letting His Spirit prompt us to put life before writing for a few days or honor our many commitments and let Him handle the situation that could easily distract us to the point of getting nothing done.

As you start the New Year consider how you determine when life needs to take top billing and when you need to leave that life stuff to the One who can handle it best and get to work. After all, there will always be a crisis to deal with. The question is; which ones do we set everything aside for?


About Jeanette Hanscome

Jeanette Hanscome is the author of four books and over 400 articles, devotionals, and stories for both teens and adults. Her recent work includes a story for Guideposts magazine, a chapter in Rescue Dogs, Firefighting Heroes and Science Facts, and the short story Gifts, Volume 12 in the 12 Days of Christmas series. Her newest book, Running with Roselle, was co-written with blind 9/11 survivor and New York Times Bestselling author Michael Hingson. When she isn’t writing, Jeanette offers services as a freelance content editor and writing coach, and enjoys teaching writers. Jeanette lives in the Bay Area and feels blessed to be the mom of two amazing sons.

One Thought on “Consumed?

  1. A timely reminder, Jeanette! Thanks!

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