While creating content for my new website I finally figured
out what I write!
It’s been difficult to combine my love of writing for tween
girls and my passion for women’s fiction into a brand, but after much prayer
and reflection God brought ReConnecting
Faith and Fiction to mind. My goal is to write books for 8-12 year old
girls that reconnect them to their faith, and women’s fiction that reconnects
My April 1st release, The Heart Stone, (Abingdon Press) is about forgiveness and reconnecting
As writers for the Christian market, we strive to bring our
readers closer to God, to reconnect them to the One who sent His Son to die for
our sins, but we have to connect to Him first before we can connect others
through our books.
Let’s face it writers are busy people. Besides writing, we
market, speak, blog, do social media, take care of our families, and possibly
have another job. How do we make sure we spend quality time with God too?
If you’ve been a Christian for a long time, like I have,
it’s easy to take Him for granted. A quick prayer here, a Bible verse there.
But like any relationship, we have to nurture it in order for us to grow close.
Here are a few suggestions to stay connected:
- Take a brisk prayer walk. Get outside and praise
God for His beautiful creation.
- Keep a gratitude journal. Write down different
ways you see God answering prayer.
- Use your hands to do something good for someone
else. Bake cookies for the neighbor, knit a scarf for a friend, write a letter
of encouragement to someone who’s hurting. Praise God for these special people
in your life.
- Listen to worship music and sing at the top of
your lungs. God loves it when we praise Him!
- Grab a cup of your favorite tea or coffee, and
find a quiet corner to read God’s Word. Pick a Bible verse and meditate on it
all day long.
- Go to church and fellowship with other
believers. If your schedule won’t allow you to attend regularly, watch a sermon
on your TV or computer.
- When you sit down for a meal, remember to thank
God for His daily provision. Eat slowly and savor each bite.
- Schedule time each day to be still. Let your
mind wander. Ask God to bring to mind a person you need to talk to or something
He wants you to learn.
- Soak in the tub or take a long shower. As you
wash away the dirt from the day, consider how God wipes away our sins when we
ask for forgiveness.
you go to sleep at night take deep, relaxing breaths. Think about what happened
throughout the day and talk to God about the highs and lows.
John 15:5 says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you
remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do
How do you reconnect with God?