Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Grace Problem

by Emily Conrad

I was just thinking of the dream I describe in this post yesterday or the day before. I'd begun prepping a different post for you to go live today, but then I came down with a cold and didn't feel up to creating something new. So, I hope you won't mind revisiting this post from 2 years ago. Maybe it'll be new to you! Either way, I hope it'll encourage you.

In my dream, I stood across a display table from a famous Bible teacher, whose books I’ve read and video studies I’ve watched. In a one-on-one conversation, I tried to describe some of the fear I face as I pursue my calling.

“When you’re a writer…” I trailed off with the realization I was speaking to a more famous writer than I am likely to ever be. I redirected. “When your book comes out, everything you think is out there for everyone to read and critique. You know how it is. Maybe I just don’t have the confidence to be a writer.”

With unflinching eye contact, the Bible teacher replied,

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm taking the week off blogging as I prepare to host my family on Thanksgiving.

(The feat is perhaps not as impressive as it sounds, since Mom cooks the turkey and brings it over!)

Praying that each of you would find much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, and year-round.

Even when times are hard, the Lord is good.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo by Dex Ezekiel on Unsplash, graphic created on

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