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If the Format Fits …

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As you prepare to write, what is the best format to convey your message? Once you decide on your idea, know your target your audience, and lock in the take-home value you will provide to that audience, the next step is to decide on the best format to convey your message. There are myriad ways […]

What Is The Take-Home Value For Your Reader?

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What is the take-home value of your writing for your reader? How does your idea, message, or story benefit your audience? Why would someone invest their limited time to read your writing? Why would your reader trade their hard-earned funds to purchase your project? In other words, what take-home value do you provide? Types of […]

Valentine’s Day Is For Single Moms

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For single moms, Valentine’s Day can feel like single-awareness day. However, more than a feeling, love is an action. On Valentine’s Day and every day, there are unlimited ways to receive love as well as demonstrate appreciation and affection for others. First, fill your own emotional tank so you can give from a place of abundance. […]

Repentance: It’s Not What I Thought

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What exactly is repentance? On a sunny morning, I played outdoors with my two-year-old grandson. In our Midwest neighborhood without fences, a sound caught his attention and the little boy toddled toward the busy residential street.   “Come back here this instant,” I called. “What are you thinking? You are making a poor choice and […]

Did You Lose Your Faith In The Break-Up

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Your faith, did you lose it? When your happily ever after didn’t turn out as you imagined, when 2020 turned the world upside down, people want to know who they can count on. Is there a God and does he see me? Can I trust him? Is he worthy of my faith? These are questions […]

As a Single Mom, Decide Wisely to Date or Not Date

Bouquet of red roses for the parent who decides to date wisely as a single mom

To date or not to date. How does the solo parent decide wisely to date as a single mom or not date? I miss being loved and in love. Coming out of a committed relationship, finding someone who found me attractive could boost my wounded self-esteem and soothe those burning feelings of rejection. After all, […]

How To Make Good Decisions As A Single Mom

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“What is she thinking!” How often have you watched a single mom’s actions and asked, “What is she thinking?” As a solo parent, how often have you observed your own actions and asked, “What was I thinking?” All parents need the ability and skills to make wise, discerning decisions. Single parents have the same concerns, […]

Start Here: How to Navigate Family Life On Your Own

As a single mom you can navigate life on your own

“He’s gone.” Those words signaled I would navigate life on my own and launched my season as a single mom. Returning from church, as I steered our fifteen-passenger van onto our long gravel lane, I could see our home was strangely dark.  Sitting forward, my daughter peered out the window and searched the empty driveway. […]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Write

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You have a story to tell. A message to share. You can write, and here’s how to begin. Before you begin to write, save time and effort by knowing these four things. What’s Your Idea? Every project begins with an idea. First, decide what is the story or message, lesson or insight you want to […]

Who is Your Audience?

Kids in rain boots, are they your audience?

You have an idea, message, or story you want to share. The question is, who do you want to share your message with? Before you begin writing, clarify exactly who you are speaking to. This is as important as dialing a specific number when you make a phone call. No project – outside God’s Word […]