The Work of a Christian Writer

The Work of a Christian Writer

What do you do? When I say I’m a writer, I see a confused or  blank expression come over some people’s faces before they reply, “Nice!” “Hmm. OK,” or “That’s great!” The curious folks follow up with, “What do you write about?” I tell them I write faith-based...
How Pray Hear Write Transformed My Life

How Pray Hear Write Transformed My Life

I never thought of myself as a writer. My older sister, she was the writer of our family. Even as a third grader, my precocious sister’s short story about a Chinese revolution was published in our school district’s anthology. Later, she earned a Ph.D. in...
Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

I remember the day I received the email from the Redbud Writers Guild telling me my application for membership had been approved. That was exactly 6 years ago. I had been encouraged to apply by my friend Judy, who believed in me more than I believed in me. Judy is...
An Affirmation of Calling

An Affirmation of Calling

I sat thousands of miles away from my family. I hadn’t written in months. Even when I found time to attempt to type my thoughts, the white screen mocked me. It wasn’t that I had lost the desire to write, but the demands of my job, two young kids, husband, neighbors,...
Sisterhood of Traveling Redbuds

Sisterhood of Traveling Redbuds

Writing is solitary. Perhaps we write out of our desire to find understanding and acceptance. All those hours in front of a blank screen leave our thoughts whirling in a cyclone, twisting out of control until our words find a place to touch down. Until then, we are...

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