The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

Give Me A Revelation …

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. Proverbs 16:9 On Monday, I was privileged to be a guest blogger at Julie Saffrin‘s BlessBack page and talked about a topic that’s been niggling me lately: living an obedience-driven life. (Read the post <here>) While I know being obedient is Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

Fiction for the Lenten Season

The other day I searched for Easter fiction, novels that would add depth to the Lenten season. I was surprised at how few I found for adults, barely a handful (although there are many for children). Now, if I’d performed a search for Christmas novels, the results would have been entirely different. I wonder why that is. Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

And the Wait Begins …

It’s the season for waiting… Waiting for Thanksgiving, Day-after-Thanksgiving Shopping, Christmas… But for writers, we have a different kind of waiting. Many of us have recently returned from writing conferences full of good news that proposal / chapters / full manuscripts have been requested. We’ve spent days, weeks, months perfecting our works so that the Read More

The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald

My Not-So-Thick Skin

As writers, one admonition we continuously hear is: develop a thick skin. It’s a tough business, one usually filled with more put downs than adoration so it makes sense to construct that thick layer of skin. I actually thought my skin was pretty tough until … Those final round Genesis critiques came back. Whoa. Can Read More