The spiritual life of a reader

2017-09-18T14:45:36+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, On Writing|Tags: , , , |

I remember the first Christian novel I ever read. It was Love Comes Softly by Jeanette Oke. I was in high school, and my spiritual life was a mess. Around this time I was also reading things like The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough and Pet Cemetery by Steven King—books that truly vexed my soul. Reading [...]

You’re never too old to start writing!

2017-08-13T13:32:32+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Categories: Ageing, Books & Reading, Devotionals, On Writing, Testimony|Tags: , , , , |

I was first published at age 71 My first book was accepted for publication the year I reached 71. I had begun writing Prayers and Devotions more than 25 years before, through a weekly prayer letter for my church. I enjoyed writing, but never thought of publication. But after I retired God kept prompting me [...]

Embrace small beginnings (about writing)

2016-07-12T14:05:47+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Beauty for Ashes Speakers, In the Media, On Writing|Tags: , , |

Read this article on writing by Mary DeMuth This article first appeared in the April 2013 edition of JOY! magazine. It has some excellent advice for anyone wanting to start writing. You can read it here. Live Uncaged Mary will be speaking at the main Beauty for Ashes conference, Live Uncaged, which starts on the Friday [...]

Interview with Liz Curtis Higgs

2016-07-13T14:39:50+00:00 April 17th, 2010|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Books & Reading, In the Media, On Writing, Testimony|Tags: , , , |

The hilarious author of Bad Girls of the Bible is back with a new novel based on the first chapter of the book of Ruth. When *I first heard Liz Curtis Higgs speak fourteen years ago, she was virtually unknown. Some things have changed, while others have remained the same. In 1995, I remember laughing [...]

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