On-the-Edge Living

Finding the Silver Lining

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Mid-March. The pandemic began spreading. Life as we knew it started crumbling. We were sent home to work. My husband’s and my vacation plans changed four times in ten days with three of those happening within a week. When we returned, we found ourselves under a statewide stay-at-home order. The only ...continue reading

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Pestilence, Fear, and Vikings

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 Blogger’s note: Initially, I had planned on launching blog posts related to my upcoming novel, No Options. But due to the onslaught of COVID-19, I decided instead to put off those posts until next week and instead address my observations about what’s been happening near me. Friday afternoon, I stared in ...continue reading

5 Ways to Find Time with God

Many years ago, I sat at a women’s retreat and listened as the speaker talked about having quiet times with God. Her formula seemed simple. Get up an hour earlier to spend time with God by praying using ACTS as a guide and reading Scripture in a carefully laid out Bible study format. Huh? For ...continue reading

Consistent Time with God: Why It's Important

“I just can’t seem to find a time to be consistent with God. I know I need it, but I’m finding it hard to do.” Those words from a friend a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. We all need time with God. For those of us who walk with Jesus, this is a ...continue reading

The Best Rejection I Ever Got

I sat at the table in the appointment room at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference. Sweat built on my brow and on my hands. I gazed at the agent as he scrutinized my submission to him. Then he turned his kind gaze to me. We talked. He rejected my submission. What was my reaction? ...continue reading