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Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin

The following are blog posts I’ve read this month that, for one reason or another, appealed to me. Hopefully, you’ll find ones that appeal to you too.

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INSPIRATION

“The funny thing about hope and good news is that it shines more brightly even in the darkness.” Are you struggling with the hurts and evils that seem to bombard us every day? An inspiring post from author Heidi Chiavaroli.

“God uses trials and difficulties to show us the nature of His character and to strengthen our faith.” “Why the Conflict,” a short devotion from Christian Devotions.

Have you found it hard to “Give Thanks in All Circumstances”? This Small Acts of Kindness post reminds us of the impact thankfulness can have when we’re going through tough times.

“Because hard things are opportunities to rewrite the future.” From the post “Six Fall Pick-Me-Ups” by Cynthia Herron.

READING

If you’re looking for authors who write ethnically diverse Christian novels, check out this post from Toni Shiloh written in June. Be sure to read the comments.

On Chautona Havig’s blog, Jan Cline provides her inspiration for a novella in the Wonderland Wishes Christmas collection. What would happen if you lost your memory? “The more I wrote, the more I became aware of how terrible amnesia must be.”

The Christy Award finalists were announced this month. Which ones have you read?

WRITING

Are all the how-to’s and do it this way’s killing your creativity? Erica Vetsch’s post on Novel Rocket really spoke to me. Maybe it will help you if you’re writing is becoming paralyzed by all the good advice out there.

For those of us who think we’ll never be published (or again), this post from Buzz Feed should help to get the “try” on.

Inspired by Life…and Fiction posted Tamara Alexander’s ten tips for getting that writing done when it’s so easy to lose focus.

If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year…Happy Writing!!

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