Pajama Day

Posted by: Rebecca.

Beginning in the fall, Tuesday’s are known as Pajama Day around our house. Our Mondays become booked from 6:45 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., combine that with a week before of work, school, activities, life…WHEW! By Tuesday morning, I want to be comfy at home with my kiddos. So, we stay in our jammies, I make some coffee, and we hunker down to our school work and rest.  Continue reading

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Scribe’s Playlist — Be Still

Posted by Rebecca.

My heart felt heavy today as I sat to work on this post. I have friends who are struggling with life-threatening illness, job and income losses, deaths of loved ones, and the stresses of life.

Miracle sign

As I pray for them and share heartfelt compassion for their circumstance, I have an inner peace that the God I love and gave my life to will, without a doubt, show himself real and faithful to each one of them in just the right time. That He will answer their cry for help and my simple prayers for them.

I know He will answer, and yet I understand the feelings of fear, sadness, and inadequacy my dear friends may be experiencing. Those feelings tend to war with our faith that God is with us and never leaves us. Those fears at times utter battle cries that may rise through the peaceful moments of our prayers and pierce our hearts.

Maybe it is to those warring fears we need to say, “Be Still! My God is with me and together we WILL have victory.”

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Those words “be still” are not just a call for silent worship. It was the voice of God addressing wicked warring nations to “cease and desist”. Warning them that He would be exalted, not them. That they had no chance of winning.

As I read and studied this verse today, I was reminded of the song from Bethel Music “Be Still”.

So, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

Be Still

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6 Steps to Reigniting Inspiration

Posted by: Bridgett.

What do you do when you search for a spark of inspiration, and find only cold ashes?

Photo Credit: Kawan Powers

Photo Credit: Kawan Powers

That’s exactly what happened to me this morning as I awoke with thoughts of the next blog post and chapters of novel revisions awaiting me. No sudden burst of light filled my mind. No warm flood of insight, no spontaneous combustion of ideas, just a bunch of dry, grey dust clogging my brain.

Though my fellow writers are likely nodding in empathy right now, this snuffing of inspiration doesn’t just plague wielders of the pen. Musicians, artists, business owners, marketers, parents, people of faith who’ve fallen into a spiritual rut—in short, everyone–will experience a slump in inspiration at some point.

Well then, what do we do about it?

The answers to that may be as varied as the individual flames in a fire, but let’s try to find a few of them together.  Continue reading

Goal Therapy: When in doubt, stop…and play Legos

Posted by: Rebecca.

Are you struggling with how to accomplish a goal?

For me, it’s been a revision I need to make in my book. Lately, I’ve been in a writing funk (GASP!) and have made little progress on it.  Continue reading

Wife, Working Mom, Writer…a.k.a. Wonder Woman

Posted by: Rebecca.

It feels like ages since I’ve sat down with the intention to just write. The tornado that is sometimes called life has run amuck through our house. What do I mean by that? hmm…

Cue the Wonder Woman transformation spinning

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Lighten Up!

Posted by: Rebecca.

Our family has been in a busy and interesting season. Almost three years ago, my husband and I decided it was time for him to make a career change. The path he chose?
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Are you guilty?

Posted by: Rebecca.

You’re running late to a friend’s party, you had to stop and pick up a bag of chips. Of course, the only grocery check-out lane that’s open is the one with a woman, her screaming baby, a toddler who keeps trying to run off, and two weeks worth of groceries on the conveyor belt. You: Continue reading

Help! The Scribe’s need something to read.

Posted by: Rebecca.

Light’s Scribes need your help! I promise it will be painless.  Continue reading

When Life’s Puzzle Pieces Scatter: rediscovering the big picture

Posted by: Bridgett.

Do you like jigsaw puzzles?

Before I could even read, my mom instilled a deep enjoyment of them in me. I’m not sure whether it’s the mystery, the logical exercise of fitting shapes together in a way the makes imagesense, or just the challenge of all those pieces shouting, “where do I fit?” I just know, puzzles are fun.

Except when the pieces are scattered, the box top has gone missing, and the puzzle turns out to be your novel…or worse, your life.

Maybe you have the puzzle almost completed, know what the big picture on the box is supposed to look like. Then the pieces scatter, and you’re left with space enough for only half of them—but still have to make the picture work.

Now what? Continue reading