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Priority: Narelle Atkins

I’m so happy to welcome Narelle Atkins to Faith Driven Fiction to share how her priorities fit into her daily life.

Narelle2Setting Priorities in a Busy Schedule

What is a typical day like in your life? Is your schedule crazy, with a to-do list that seems to grow longer no matter how hard you work to tick items off the list?

I’m a wife, mother, author, and I have a part-time day job. My main writing priority at the moment is to write proposals for my next contract.

During the week, my early morning routine is focused on ensuring Continue reading


Priority: Jodie Bailey

JodieBailey2014My series on priorities – Taking up your cross daily to follow Christ – has spread to a number of different authors. I’m loving getting to meet new people and learning how the Lord is working in their lives.

Today’s post is from Jodie Bailey, author of newly released, Quilted for Christmas

This time last year, God let me know clearly I was to Continue reading

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Review: November Bride

November BrideI’m so glad I picked up this novella, November Bride, from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. And I can honestly say that I loved this story by Beth K. Vogt.

Erik and Sadie became best friends in middle school under the strangest of situations. For a flirt who can’t date one girl for more than a few months and an obsessive-compulsive whose heart has taken a beating from painful breakup after painful breakup, the friendship they share is the only constant in their lives. And the unlikely Continue reading

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Election Results: Real Power

10658718_10205301941453158_5658181052350379426_oTuesday’s election founded some new historical highs and made huge changes in our governmental makeup. But I was most impacted by the attitudes of folks as they entered the day.

Worry. Foreboding. Anxiety. Fatalistic expectations.

I can certainly appreciate the feelings. The decisions made on every election day impact our communities, states, countries. And because the people running for the leadership positions,  Continue reading


Priority: Patricia Bradley

work on laptopThe last couple of weeks, I’ve been chatting about priorities and what the Lord means by taking up my cross, daily, to follow Him. Last week, I shared that for me it meant giving up something I’d planned for and expected to do. And He used the time that opened up to be an unexpected blessing to my family and a friend in trouble. So enough about me. How do Continue reading

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Grinding Away the Priorites

calendarLast week, Luke 9:23 outlined how we are supposed to be followers of Christ. The disciples trimmed away their daily activities and spent time learning at Jesus’ feet. That doesn’t mean that Peter, James, and John stopped Continue reading


NaNoWriMo Sacrifice

2013-Winner-Vertical-BannerI LOVE November. Last year, I wrote almost all of the 100,000 word contemporary romance that I just handed over to my agent. The year before that, a romantic suspense that is currently in play.

I love the challenge. Love meeting new people. Love logging in my words at the MBT NaNo Challenge as well as the main NaNo website. And I TOTALLY LOVE spending October planning out the novel to the last detail. One of my favorite things.

This year I’m viewing NaNoWriMo differently. The last few months in Continue reading


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