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Writing for the Generations

Writing for the Generations

By Cynthia Cavanaugh May 23, 2022

As a writer, I know words leave a legacy. The weight of our words, whether published in a book or a personal journal, gives cause to consider the question: Who am I writing for?

Building a Platform When You Don’t Like to Be Up Front

By Cheri Cowell May 16, 2022

“So, tell me about your platform.”
If you meet with editors, quickly you’ll hear this familiar and often dreaded question. For some, that is a welcomed question, and they launch into a long explanation of their speaking engagements, plans for a book tour, and social media connections.

In a World Full of Khaki—Choose to Sparkle

In a World Full of Khaki—Choose to Sparkle

By Suzanne Brooks Kuhn May 9, 2022

Isn’t this what God asks of us? Doesn’t He want us to shine in a monochromatic world?

Are You a Servant Speaker?

Are You a Servant Speaker?

By Athena Holtz May 2, 2022

Janet was transparent and authentic. I watched her engage with the women and stay ever present as she served for the two days and four sessions. She didn’t run off to the “green room” or hide out in her room to avoid meeting the needs of the women. She was the perfect example of a servant speaker.

Beyond the Bookstore, Back in Action

Beyond the Bookstore, Back in Action

By Suzanne Brooks Kuhn Apr 24, 2022

It’s time to take our messages of hope, transformation, healing, and story entertainment to the streets. We need to share our message of the good news of Christ’s death and resurrection. Let’s go where our communities are gathering. Let’s be brave and bold and meet our neighbors at festivals, markets, and ballgames.

5 Steps to Effective Illustrations

By Janyre Tromp Apr 18, 2022

In order to be effective, illustrations must both connect with your reader and promote understanding. But how do we get there?

3 Wise Investments to Jumpstart Your Writing or Speaking

3 Wise Investments to Jumpstart Your Writing or Speaking

By Rachel Wojo Apr 11, 2022

When time is limited, how does a writer, speaker, or leader choose the wisest ways to spend the time we have for ministry? Check out these three wise investments to jumpstart your ministry.

You’ve Got Your Topic: Now Let’s Build Your Tribe!

By Blythe Daniel Apr 3, 2022

Tribes are not meant to be a “serve it up to me” experience like we expect at a buffet. Rather, being part of a tribe includes a careful choice to be more aware of others than ourselves.

You Don’t Have to Lead, Write, Speak Alone

By Rachel Wojo Mar 27, 2022

I’ll never forget that single brave moment over a decade ago when I shared that God was working in my heart to write and speak for Him. I don’t know what…

Lessons From the Cave

Lessons from the Cave

By Cynthia Cavanaugh Mar 21, 2022

How do we keep writing when there is trouble on every side, and we feel exiled to the cave?

Can God Trust Us with Our Story?

Can God Trust Us With Our Story?

By Nicole Langman Mar 14, 2022

Have you ever been afraid to step into your calling and carry your story with open hands so God can freely use it as He needs to?

Let me share with you what happened that day in my devotions—it was a pivot point that changed everything for me.

Our Hope—God’s Word

Our Hope — God’s Word

By Megan Brown Mar 6, 2022

There are seven steps I use when I am preparing to build a message for a Bible study, a women’s retreat, or to preach.