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How God Revealed My Core Message

Last summer after completing my seventh novel, I felt depleted and lost as a writer. I had to force myself to write or check email or even look at a book. My fields needed to fallow. God said rest. I said but but but… oh, all right. I spent weeks in prayerful introspection, journaling my feelings. Eventually, my thoughts cleared and my spirit calmed. Then something unexpected happened. Questions began to pop into my mind, one by one. Questions I couldn’t ignore. Why do you write? What would you write if no one would ever read it? I’d spend days contemplating and scribbling out the answers. Once answered, another question would come. Finally, one stumped me. What is the core message God has given you to share and who needs to hear that message? I’d never thought about my core message as an author. I first started writing stories for funsies. I wanted to craft uplifting, unusual stories to encourage and entertain. Of course, I made sure every story had a solid theme, but I …