Authenticity

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Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”—Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay in ...continue reading

Battling Expectations

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 On the way back from a daylong conference, I had a conversation with my coworker, Marie.* Marie is a few years older than I, in her mid-fifties, and has been in graduate school while working full time. This entails not only studying but also heading out of town each weekend to ...continue reading

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Fighting the Fear Dragon

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 2001.  September 11.  Eleven days before I wed.  And the day that our world changed forever.  Two buildings collapsed that day.  Thousands died.  The Pentagon burned.  And security measures at airports changed.  To go to the Caribbean as Steve and I had planned to do for our honeymoon after our wedding ...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