5 Ways to Truly Listen

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I’d hit a crisis point. Two years ago, some goings-on at work had turned me into knots. I didn’t know what to do, and I really needed to unburden myself. That night as we ate supper, my husband Steve could tell I was in distress. After we cleared away the dishes, ...continue reading

Making Dry Wells Flow Again

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It happened.  I fell out of love. Not with my husband.  With my novel, No Options. I’d been working hard on first drafting it, then revising it so I could get it to my beta readers this past May.  Last fall, I set it aside to finish Exiled Heart. Once that ...continue reading

4 Things I Learned While on Vacation

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Early last week, I returned from a vacation that began as a working vacation for me as I attended a conference in Austin, Texas.  When I left North Carolina, I was weary from personal issues going on, a very hectic work schedule, and life.  I needed that vacation.  Steve and I ...continue reading

5 Ways to Battle Inertia

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 The weeks had worn me out. Family issues. A very heavy workload. Too much travel for work. I found myself physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted. And with that came the very thing I can’t stand. Inertia. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? Maybe not in the strict definition. Since I majored in physics, ...continue reading

Jordan Jonas: A Man Who Thrives in Adversity

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Blogger’s Note: While I like to focus most of my posts on themes of encouragement and authenticity, I will occasionally feature people who may not be well known to many of us who possess qualities of strength and dignity as they learn to thrive rather than just survive. I don’t know ...continue reading