A Thread of Hope

This past weekend I received one more “No” to add to my Rejection Collection. (sigh) It’s never easy to hear no when your dreams are attached to it, even though it was a very kind no, and it did offer a thread of hope. But on that day, the thread seemed awfully weak and appeared Read More

The Invisible Introvert

Lauren ran her finger down the yellowed, curling wallpaper, a final, yet disposable reminder of her deceased mother. Wallpaper was meant to be pasted up and look pretty and generally be ignored, to blend into the background and not be noticed, to have no true value. Just like herself. Always merging into the background with Read More

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 Power of Words

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 A song I’m hearing frequently on the radio right now is Words by Hawk Nelson and Bart Millard. As I listen to it, I can’t help but think of the power writers hold when we pen stories. Take Read More

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

This past week and a half at Inkspirational Messages we’ve been blogging about beauty tips. My post today has a decidedly different take as I talk about seeing ourselves through God’s eyes, not the world’s. If you struggle with poor body image or have self-esteem issues (or even if you don’t), I hope you take Read More

Wanting to be Invisible

INVISIBLE by Ginny Yttrup B&H Books ISBN: 9781433671685 ~~~ Publisher’s Description:      Ellyn DeMoss — chef, café owner, and lover of butter — is hiding behind her extra weight. But what is she hiding? While Ellyn sees the good in others, she has only condemnation for herself. So when a handsome widower claims he’s Read More