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Write from the Deep

Encouragement, refreshment, and truth from writers, for writers.

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214 – Why Writers Need Fellowship
Writing is a solitary occupation, and yet God created human beings with a need for fellowship. This is why it’s crucial for writers to seek—and not neglect—community. Don’t miss being blessed—and blessing others—through this God-designed need for relationships. But first, thank you to all our patrons on Patreon! You help make this podcast possible! Welcome to … The post 214 – Why Writers Need Fellowship appeared first on Write from the Deep.
21:06 5/20/24
213 – Holiness and Grief with Guest Karen Stiller
The Bible tells us to be holy, and that without holiness we won’t see God. But what part does holiness play in the face of utter devastation? And how do we write through it? Guest Karen Stiller shares wisdom and encouragement from her difficult journey through grief and pain. About Karen Stiller Karen Stiller is … The post 213 – Holiness and Grief with Guest Karen Stiller appeared first on Write from the Deep.
24:55 5/6/24
212 – The Writer’s Path to Holiness with Guest Karen Stiller
Holiness. It’s one of those BIG words for Christians. So how do we, as Christian writers, develop holiness and bring it into play in our writing? Guest Karen Stiller shares her journey toward holiness and how God has blessed and challenged her. About Karen Stiller Karen Stiller is an award-winning writer, a senior editor, and … The post 212 – The Writer’s Path to Holiness with Guest Karen Stiller appeared first on Write from the Deep.
28:21 4/16/24
211 – The Gift of Rest with Guest Kathleen Denly
One of the most profound, and necessary, gifts we can give ourselves is rest. Not only is it a good idea, but God designed us to rest. Yet too often we just keep going. We don’t want to be lazy, after all. Guest Kathleen Denly shares what happens when our misguided ideas about rest become … The post 211 – The Gift of Rest with Guest Kathleen Denly appeared first on Write from the Deep.
21:42 4/1/24
210 – Do Christians Suffer from Mental Illness? with Guest Kathleen Denly
We don’t like to talk about it. We’re afraid to admit to it. But the fact is that being a firm believer doesn’t keep mental illness from striking. How do we, as believers and writers, deal with the reality of mental illness? Guest Kathleen Denly joins us to share how God met her in her … The post 210 – Do Christians Suffer from Mental Illness? with Guest Kathleen Denly appeared first on Write from the Deep.
27:33 3/18/24
209 – God’s Glory and Why It Matters to Writers
Anyone who has ever attended church has heard about God’s glory. We’ve sung about it, we’ve read about it in the Bible. But do we really understand it? And do we realize that we, both as believers and writers, are tasked with displaying God’s glory to the world? But how can we, in all our … The post 209 – God’s Glory and Why It Matters to Writers appeared first on Write from the Deep.
22:18 3/4/24
208 – The Keys to Successful Prayer
There is nothing more intimate, nor powerful, than our conversations with the Creator of the universe, with the God who sees us and loves us and provides for us. And yet so often we treat prayer as though it’s a fall-back position, not a position of God’s power. Come learn from one man the keys … The post 208 – The Keys to Successful Prayer appeared first on Write from the Deep.
33:22 2/19/24
207 – Imagine with God!
How would it change the way you pray if you realized God is greater––make that far greater––than anything we can imagine, think, or dream of? That His work within us and for us is beyond our greatest imaginings? That our human minds can’t even begin to understand or imagine all He is able to do? … The post 207 – Imagine with God! appeared first on Write from the Deep.
26:54 2/5/24
206 – 10 Things to NOT Hurry
Many things in today’s world make us feel we need to hurry up and get them done. But there are some things that we should NOT hurry to do. Here are 10 specific things you need to do for your career—and life—but never in a hurry. But first, thank you to all our patrons on Patreon! … The post 206 – 10 Things to NOT Hurry appeared first on Write from the Deep.
20:19 1/22/24
205 – The Beauty and Blessings of Silence
Everywhere we go in today’s world, there’s an abundance of noise. Silence has become a thing of the past, yet we’ve never needed it more. Learn how to tap into the beauty and benefits of one of today’s most precious commodities: silence. But first, thank you to all our patrons on Patreon! You help make this … The post 205 – The Beauty and Blessings of Silence appeared first on Write from the Deep.
29:15 1/8/24
204 – Advent Anchors for Troubled Waters
The Advent season is about celebration and expectation. Though we’re almost finished with Advent, the four themes of the season can be anchors for you all year long! Come explore these Advent Anchors to keep you safe and steady in troubled waters. But first, thank you to all our patrons on Patreon! You help make this … The post 204 – Advent Anchors for Troubled Waters appeared first on Write from the Deep.
25:29 12/18/23
203 – Watching, Waiting, and Anxiety with Guest Rachel Hauck
So many things can go wrong on our journey as writers, leaving us wondering how we will ever deal with the problems that come at us. Guest Rachel Hauck encourages us not to waste time and energy on anxiety, but to learn how to watch and wait on Almighty God. About Rachel Hauck Rachel Hauck … The post 203 – Watching, Waiting, and Anxiety with Guest Rachel Hauck appeared first on Write from the Deep.
20:46 12/4/23
202 – Why Suffering Matters with Guest Rachel Hauck
Our journey as writers who believe in God has many ups and downs, mountaintops and canyons. It’s so easy to forget, when the downs come, that they, too, are from God. And that He allows and uses them for His purpose. Join our guest Rachel Hauck as we consider the gift of suffering. About Rachel … The post 202 – Why Suffering Matters with Guest Rachel Hauck appeared first on Write from the Deep.
24:41 11/20/23
201 – When a Crisis Upends Your World with Guest Shadia Hrichi
We’ve all faced times of trial, but what do you do when MORE crises happen while you’re already in the middle of a crisis? Guest Shadia Hrichi shares how God used crisis upon crisis to strengthen her faith and her writing. About Shadia Hrichi Shadia Hrichi is a passionate Bible teacher who loves seeing lives … The post 201 – When a Crisis Upends Your World with Guest Shadia Hrichi appeared first on Write from the Deep.
26:13 11/6/23
200 – Writing Wisdom and Advice: A Celebration of Our 200th Episode
It’s been such an honor and delight to share your writing and spiritual journey with you! As we celebrate our 200th episode, we have a gift for you: writing wisdom and advice from some of our amazing guests! So come listen in and be blessed! But first, thank you to all our patrons on Patreon! You … The post 200 – Writing Wisdom and Advice: A Celebration of Our 200th Episode appeared first on Write from the Deep.
25:56 10/23/23
199 – Why Every Writer Needs Solitude
Even if you have all the craft books you could ever need on your bookshelves, you’re not fully equipped to write. Because your craft isn’t the only thing you need to work on. So join us in this podcast, the first of a new series on activities that draw us closer to God, as we … The post 199 – Why Every Writer Needs Solitude appeared first on Write from the Deep.
19:30 10/2/23
198 – The Blessing of Tragedy with Guest DiAnn Mills
If you’ve faced tragedy in your life, you know the first reaction is to ask why. Even get angry with God over what’s happened. Guest DiAnn Mills shares how God led her through all those stages, but even more, how he blessed her with reconciliation because of the tragedy. Come listen in as she shares … The post 198 – The Blessing of Tragedy with Guest DiAnn Mills appeared first on Write from the Deep.
25:14 9/18/23
197 – Standing in the Day of Evil
Christians are no strangers to suffering and persecution. From the days of the arena to today, following Jesus Christ is risky business. And writing for Him? It’s become more hazardous every day. In this “cancel culture” world, being firm about biblical truth can cost us everything. Are you prepared for the battle? But first, thank … The post 197 – Standing in the Day of Evil appeared first on Write from the Deep.
23:30 9/4/23
196 – Creativity and Brain Health with Guest Tina Yeager, Part 2
Many things contribute to our creativity as writers, but there’s one thing that is vital for our creativity: brain health. Too few of us know, though, how to nurture and maintain brain health, which is where our wonderful guest, Tina Yeager, comes in! Listen as she shares her wisdom and insights.  About Tina Yeager Award-winning … The post 196 – Creativity and Brain Health with Guest Tina Yeager, Part 2 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
21:28 8/21/23
195 – Creativity and Brain Health with Guest Tina Yeager, Part 1
As writers, creativity is a crucial component of our lives and our work. But what exactly is creativity and how do we get more of it? Guest Tina Yeager shares some surprising answers as we explore God’s design for creativity. About Tina Yeager Award-winning author, speaker, and life coach, Tina Yeager hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast and Flourish … The post 195 – Creativity and Brain Health with Guest Tina Yeager, Part 1 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
17:33 8/7/23
194 – When God’s Surprises Are Hard with Guest Lynn Austin, Part 2
Sometimes it’s easy to say yes to God. We can do it almost without thinking. But what happens when God asks us to do something that terrifies us? That we know we can’t do? Guest Lynn Austin is here to share the times God has done exactly that! About Lynn Austin Lynn Austin has sold … The post 194 – When God’s Surprises Are Hard with Guest Lynn Austin, Part 2 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
20:52 7/24/23
193 When God’s Surprises Are Hard with Guest Lynn Austin, Part 1
We believers talk a lot about God surprising us in wonderful ways. When God does exceedingly, abundantly beyond what we imagine. But some of God’s surprises are hard. Even devastating. Guest Lynn Austin shares how God’s hard surprises have been some of the best surprises in her writing journey. About Lynn Austin Lynn Austin has … The post 193 When God’s Surprises Are Hard with Guest Lynn Austin, Part 1 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
22:51 7/10/23
192 – Why Story Matters with Guest Becca Wierwille
Guest Becca Wierwille joins us in an exploration of the importance of story, not just for our readers, but for ourselves as writers. We all connect with stories in wonderfully different ways, but one special power they have is the ability to challenge us to delve into our world, and the people in it, unearthing … The post 192 – Why Story Matters with Guest Becca Wierwille appeared first on Write from the Deep.
26:46 6/19/23
191 – Christian Writers As Hope Bringers
Voice. Clarity. Dialogue. Character development. Hook. All of these, and so much more, are important for a strong book. But they’re not the most important. Not for a book written from a Christian worldview. So what is the most important element? Hope! Listen in to find out why your job as a writer is critical … The post 191 – Christian Writers As Hope Bringers appeared first on Write from the Deep.
17:08 6/5/23
190 – The Writer’s Psalm, Part 2
As we discussed in part one of the Writer’s Psalm, emotions are a natural, God-given part of life. But they also can lead us astray if we’re not careful. Especially when things on our writing journey don’t go the way we’d hoped or planned. So what do you do when you feel God has abandoned … The post 190 – The Writer’s Psalm, Part 2 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
25:41 5/22/23
189 – The Writer’s Psalm, Part 1
Emotions are a normal part of being human. What’s more, they are God given. As writers, we certainly have our share of emotional highs and lows. But what do we do when our feelings drag us waaay down? When our careers seem stalled or over, when our efforts seem wasted, and we find ourselves spiraling … The post 189 – The Writer’s Psalm, Part 1 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
18:20 5/8/23
188 – Detours on Your Writing Journey with Guest Lori Ann Wood, Part 2
What do you do when your planned-out writing journey suddenly goes off the rails? Guest Lori Ann Wood faced this very situation. Through her God-ordained detour, she discovered three key questions that will help you in your own detours. About Lori Ann Wood Lori Ann Wood lives in an empty nest in beautiful Bentonville, Arkansas, … The post 188 – Detours on Your Writing Journey with Guest Lori Ann Wood, Part 2 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
21:39 4/17/23
187 – Detours on Your Writing Journey with Guest Lori Ann Wood, Part 1
It’s so hard when the journey we think we’re on in our writing takes a detour. We worry and wonder what God is doing. IF God is doing anything. Guest Lori Ann Wood shares the shocking—and life-threatening—detour in her own life and writing journey, and how God’s miraculous hand was at work for his amazing … The post 187 – Detours on Your Writing Journey with Guest Lori Ann Wood, Part 1 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
17:21 4/3/23
186 – Get Focused! Part 4
Many writers are sabotaging their ability to focus without even knowing it. They continue in one certain habit—a habit that almost everyone has—that derails and obstructs their ability to focus. What habit is that? Allowing distractions to steal your focus and direct it away from where you want it! What can we do to steel ourselves … The post 186 – Get Focused! Part 4 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
28:35 3/20/23
185 – Get Focused! Part 3
One of the biggest challenges writers face is a blizzard of busyness and distraction, which can keep us from accomplishing what we need to do in the course of the day. We need tools to help us focus on what’s most important. In our previous podcasts on focus, we’ve explored ways to focus on the … The post 185 – Get Focused! Part 3 appeared first on Write from the Deep.
23:58 3/6/23