Now Accepting Submissions :)

Hey Divas!

I had my baby, I moved across the world back home to the USA and I’m ready to start accepting submissions for Devotional Diva again.

Got an idea for a story or devotional? Here’s our “Become a Diva” submission page with more information.

It has been a whirlwind few months, and I thank you for being patient with me during my recovery and all these changes. (To be honest, everything was a lot harder than I expected!)

My husband has been with our family for a full six months, and that hasn’t happened in over three years. Thank you for understanding my need to also soak up this time together.

I have new ideas for this year, and you’ll probably notice some changes soon! Now that I’m a mom of two, I’m trying to be intentional about being efficient. I want to have good time management for ALL my priorities. 😊 A couple of things right off the bat: formatting for the posts will be a little different (simpler) and I will not be accepting submissions year round (more efficient). I’ll always post and update the become a diva page when they are open 😊

I am also striving to make the devotionals easily visible and accessible for everyone. I think we have amazing writers and content and I don’t want you to miss it! I’ve been trying to figure out the best ways to share on social media. I might need to try a few things out, but I’m going to start by adding the devotionals to Instagram (and Facebook) stories. I hope you’ll check those out! Follow the devotional_diva IG here and Facebook here. I’m most active on those platforms, and appreciate your follow!!

Stay tuned for new posts, and until then, if you’ve got a story or devotional to share, email me at editor@devotionaldiva.com to connect with me 🙂

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A Very Diva Christmas 2017 — It’s Time to Submit!

Hey Divas,

It’s that time again… DIVA CHRISTMAS!

I can’t believe this will be my 4th Christmas here. Each year, I do a special guest poster series and this year will be no different. Today, I’m announcing our special theme and opening up submissions. 🙂

Anyone is welcome to submit — even if you have submitted recently. I try to fit as many guest bloggers as I can into this series and include everyone who wants in. I just love Christmas and this is my special way of celebrating the birth of our Savior on Devotional Diva.

Our standard devotional guidelines will NOT apply! That’s the theme!

I realize how busy people are during the holidays…and that makes it harder to keep up with our devotionals. So this year, I’d like to try out a special concept — Short & Sweet devotionals.

All submissions should be under 400 words and somehow be related to Christmas  — but you can get creative here: maybe it’s the scripture you choose to work with, or maybe you’ll share a story about your family’s Christmas traditions. You decide! We can talk it over, too. Whatever you choose, it’s just gotta be Short & Sweet.

Here are some of our past Christmas devotionals that have worked well (but would have been too long for this series!):

A Mary Little Christmas by Carla Gasser

Has Anyone Seen Jesus? by Terasha Burrell

Her Everything by Jo Ann Erwin

Of course, I’ll still need your 3-4 sentence bio and a current picture.

The deadline to submit is November 14th!

If you would like to write a devotional for A Very Diva Christmas or have any questions about the series, please don’t hesitate to email me, Maggie, at editor (at) devotionaldiva.com

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How You Can Share Your Story

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Every year about this time, I put out a reminder that you can share your story on Devotional Diva at any time because we accept guest posts all year. I’d also like to share a bit the process to publication!

How you can share your story on Devotional Diva:

  1. First, check out our “Become a Diva” page here for the official information.
  2. Email me, Maggie (editor in chief), with any questions, your story idea, or to submit your story if you’re ready. My email is editor (at) devotionaldiva.com
  3. After we agree on a story idea or submission, you’ll send me your submission when you’re ready! I’ll also need a headshot and a 3-4 sentence bio.
  4. When I have everything I need and approved, I’ll send you a date for publication.
  5. See your story LIVE on Devotional Diva on publication day!

 

Sharing your story is a powerful tool to spur women forward (Heb 10:24) — but also a powerful tool in the healing process for yourself. If you feel a tugging on your heart to get your story out there, email me!

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Inspiration for the Creative: Push Yourself

Creative Inspiration

 

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by veteran Diva Fran Thring. Today she’s sharing a poem that dares creative individuals to take a look at their approach to their craft. Thanks for coming back, Fran!]

As a creative individual, I often find myself frustrated with my work. I feel as if it is not making the impact I wish it would. I think perhaps a large part of this common frustration found in the creative life is the cocoon of comfort we envelop around our everyday.

We go to work, complain about the rain and come home to our snug apartments. Day after day, after day.

I wrote this poem as a challenge to myself and the artist in you. I believe we were created to serve a God who folds mountains and yet desperately yearns for the human heart. If your art is stale, maybe it’s because you play too safe.

For me, I’ve found when I live life in its gutters, when I’m unafraid of different and when I say “yes, why not?” inspiration finds me like a tired homing pigeon fluttering home.

Here is my poem. It’s titled “The Creative Who Sold”

THE CREATIVE WHO SOLD

The carpets are thick in the Apartment on Old
the kitchen has magnets and photos I’m told.
A man sits at a table varnished brown burnished bright
he stares at his paper which flickers winsome white.

The man picks up his coffee
wriggles his toes on the rug
the inspiration he seeks gives a half hearted shrug.

He looks out of his window
taps his pen on the page
A word, please, dear God,
I ask- “just a phrase!”

The man stares out the window
through the blinds that sag down
On the pavement below scrambles a jostling town
It runs and it ravages and it reeks of revenge
but the man doesn’t know that, it’s silent his end.

He stands in a hurry, gets a blanket, “I’m cold,”
He stomps to the fridge. His cheese, it has mold.

Three months and a quarter his apartment is sold
We don’t want your work he heard publishers scold
You’re too bland, you’re not bold.

And the man then he knew his Apartment on Old was too cosy and careful and certifiably cold.
So he sold up his carpets and coffee and gold
Now he roams on the street where the stories unfold.

Fran Thring CreativeSpunky, empathetic and humorous- I’m a writer, thinker and sushi eater. I enjoy life. I believe when we are generous, cool things happen. Running, writing and Jesus keep me (mostly) sane. Some days I eat banana chips for dinner. Some days I drink wine with my friends while the Cape Town sunsets. Most days I change the world in a Creative Agency where we talk innovation, ideas and images. Download two free ebooks at franthring.com

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Writing Tips from Author Frances Gregory Pasch

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Writing Tips from Author Frances Gregory Pasch

[Editor’s Note: This is an interview I conducted with author Frances Gregory Pasch. She’s 82 years wise and has blessed us with some awesome writing tips! Some background on Frances…

Frances Gregory PaschFrances Gregory Pasch has been married to her husband, Jim, since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. They live in New Jersey.

You can contact Frances on her website: www.francesgregorypasch.com.]

Do you consider yourself a lifelong writer?

No. I did write couponing and refunding columns for a year in the early 1980’s for a local newspaper, but I had not written anything before that.

In 1983, at the age of 50 I had a life changing experience when I committed my life to Jesus (story below). He blessed me with the gift of writing poetry, and in 1985, the church I attended started publishing my poems in their bulletins. In 1991, I began attending a local Christian writers’ group. After six months, the leaders could no longer attend so one woman suggested I lead the group. I didn’t want the group to break up so I accepted.  Twenty five years later, I am still leading that group.

How did you become a Christian?

From the time I was ten, I believed in God and followed the rules of my church. My husband Jim and I took our five boys to weekly services until they were in their later teens.

In the early 1980’s, my son Brian came home one day and shocked me with two unexpected questions. “How come you never told us we could have a personal relationship with Jesus?” and “How come you didn’t tell us that we could know for sure that we will be going to heaven?” I asked where he learned this and he told me one of his high school teachers shared this with him.

I wanted to learn more, so I attended Brian’s church but still continued going to mine. I also attended Bible studies at his church. In 1983, at the age of 50, I invited Jesus to be my personal Savior and began an exciting adventure with Him. From that time on, I also knew that my eternal salvation was secure.

Double Vision by Frances Gregory PaschHow does your book combine your devotionals and poetry?

My book has a unique format. It pairs each poem with a devotion on the same subject. A double eye-opener. Two ways of looking at the same spiritual truth.

When do you feel most inspired to write?

I have always enjoyed marketing, so when I hear of an opportunity to submit to a magazine or Sunday school paper, I feel inspired. Throughout the years, my poems and devotions have been published hundreds of time in different Christian and secular publications and book compilations. I am still getting published regularly.

Could you tell me what inspired you to start your new community initiative and a little about it?

The past two years, several writer friends either interviewed me or asked to use one of my devotions or poems on their blogs. Since my website had never been set up for me to return the favor, I had someone help me design a community page. Mine is different in that in addition to reading my posts, visitors can go to my community page and click on my friends’ writing sites and read their posts at any time.

What do you consider to be your mission?

Since a large percentage of my poems and devotions contain the salvation message, I felt that the Lord was leading me to reach out and share them to tell others the Good News. I also began creating my own Christmas and Easter cards using my poetry and clip art. I have been sending them for 25years to over 300 friends and relatives. I also have a bi-weekly e-mail ministry; I send a devotion or poem to over 300 people along with prayer requests and updates.

What do you hope your writings can do for those who read them?

I hope that my devotions and poems will uplift my readers and bring them closer to the Lord. I want them to have a relationship with God like I do.

How has writing blessed you?

God has blessed me in so many ways. I never dreamed that I would be writing and ministering to others. He continues to open new doors for me which bring me even closer to Him.

Eddie Jones, editor and publisher of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, gave me the opportunity to write my first book. At the age of 80, “Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions,” came out December 2013 and is available on Amazon.

What book of the Bible do you find most inspirational for devotionals and poetry?

I use verses in both the New and Old Testament. Most of my devotion and poem ideas come from seeing God in my everyday life experiences. Then I look up a scripture to go along with the subject

Do you have any devotional writing tips?

The most important tip I have for writers is to follow the guidelines of each publication they are submitting to. Each editor has different requirements for submission. A writer has a better chance of getting his/her work in print by carefully following the guidelines.

A copy of the Christian Writers Market Guide is an valuable asset for finding writing tips and lists of places to submit articles, poems, short stories, and books. A new edition comes out yearly.

Try to find a writers’ group so you can fellowship with people who are also interested in reaching out through writing. There are some groups listed in the Christian Writers Market Guide. If you can’t find one there, start one. You might ask your pastor if you can hold your meetings at the church. All you need are a couple of writers and enthusiasm to help each other. Critiquing each other’s writing blesses all the members

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Holy Shakespeare!

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Holy Shakespeare!

[Editor’s Note: This post includes selections from Holy Shakespeare! 101 lines or passages from William Shakespeare’s works paired with Scripture passages that appear in the bard’s classics by Maisie Sparks. I received a copy from the publisher so that I could review and pick out a few of my favorites. It was a treat for a Shakespeare fan like me! I’ve included the author’s introduction, as well. Enjoy, Divas!]

Four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare is still considered the greatest playwright of all time. Could that be because he knew intimately the Greatest Book of all the ages? His plays, poems, and sonnets are filled with scriptural allusions and biblical imagery that, if you’re not discerning, might slip right by you.
For years they certainly passed me by. Not until recently did I see the similarities between Shakespeare’s writings and the Holy Writ. I might have received a much better grade in my English Lit class had I only noticed that his works referenced many of the Bible stories and teachings that I was learning in Sunday school.
Unlike me, however, Shakespeare’s sixteenth-century audiences understood the biblical allusions that the Great Bard made, for he lived in what’s been called a biblical culture and era. People grew up learning to read by reading the Bible. Shoppers on the London Bridge might stop to listen to traveling actors who were performing a play based on a Bible story. Churches used dramatizations extensively to teach and enact the Word of God. Along with writing out the alphabet, schoolchildren might print a verse or two from the Geneva Bible—the version that you’ll read on these pages. Contemporaries of Shakespeare felt right at home with the Bible, as it was a staple read in homes. With Scripture permeating the culture, it’s easy to see how holy sentiments appeared on paper when Shakespeare sat down to write.
What’s been fascinating to me in rereading Shakespeare is how copious his use of Scripture is this time around. The Bible is right there… hidden in plain sight. Many lovers of Shakespeare have known this fact for centuries, but over the years the study of both Shakespeare and the Bible has waned in homes, schools, and churches.
That’s why I’ve written Holy Shakespeare! It’s intended to awaken your curiosity for more of Shakespeare’s timeless works and, at the same time, the Great Creator’s Eternal Word. Holy Shakespeare! is not an exhaustive listing of every reference to Scripture that Shakespeare ever made; it’s an invitation to taste and see how masterfully creative he was at weaving the Word seamlessly into his works. I’ve paired lines from Shakespeare with passages from the Bible and interspersed some facts about Shakespeare for you to reflect on as you read the pairings. It’s my desire that reading Holy Shakespeare! will instill in you a greater appreciation of Shakespeare and a heightened awareness of God’s Word as reflected in his works.
So, turn the page, savor Shakespeare anew, and reflect on God’s Word. Along the way, I pray that you will gain strength in the recognition of its enduring power.

3. accountability

Though some of you, with Pilate, wash your hands,
Shewing an outward pitie: yet you Pilates
Have here deliver’d me to my sowre crosse,
And Water cannot wash away your sinne.
KING RICHARD II, ACT IV, SCENE 1

When Pilate saw that he availed nothing, but that more tumult was made, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just man: look you to it.
MATTHEW 27:24

27. being brought low

I am no great Nebuchadnezzar, Sir; I have not much skill in grass.
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, ACT III, SCENE 2

The very same hour was this thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar, and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as the oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown as eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws.
DANIEL 4:33

47. grief

O Grandsire, Grandsire: even with all my heart
Would I were Dead so you did Live againe.
TITUS ANDRONICUS, ACT V, SCENE 3

And the king was moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom: would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son.
II SAMUEL 18:33

48. time

…learn to jest in good time; there’s a time for all things.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, ACT II, SCENE 2

To all things there is an appointed time, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.… A time to weep, and a time to laugh: a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
ECCLESIASTES 3:1, 4

50. blessed quietness

Thy greatest helpe is quiet, gentle Nell:
I pray thee, sort thy heart to patience,…
KING HENRY VI PART II, ACT II, SCENE 4

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, In rest and quietness shall ye be saved: in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength, but ye would not.
ISAIAH 30:15

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It’s OK to Dream Scared

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It’s OK to Dream Scared

[Editor’s Note: Please welcome back Devotional Diva founder Renee Fisher for this guest post! Thanks, Renee! ]

We are supposed to be afraid when we walk on water—when we are learning how to be bold and courageous. That’s why we walk by faith and not by feelings alone. If you currently find yourself in transition, here are a few quotes from interviews I gathered from a survey that encouraged me.

I hope they encourage you as well.

Laura answered, “Reading through the Psalms always brings me comfort during transition; they’re a good reminder that it’s okay to feel confused and frustrated about what is happening in life.”

Francine answered, “It’s scary to be lonely and disregarded by others when status and recognition have been a part of my identity. I think the biggest fear of aging and poverty is feeling that no one cares. It’s kind of the core fear of all of reality, at any age, and in any transition.”

Melissa answered, “I made a bold step by resigning at work, something I never have thought I could do. I am excited that God has plans for me out of the previous environment. I am afraid of never getting a job again, and I’m also stepping out into the unknown.”

Allison answered, “A lot of people abort their calling in the transitional season. I’m most afraid that I won’t fulfill the call God has put on my life, and that I’ll halt His purposes in my life, and that I’ll become stuck forever and settle for less than I was made to live for.”

Alyx answered, I move forward by taking steps in one direction through faith. I just go for it— Nike style.

What about you?

I wonder how long you have been struggling to get into a good place whether in your job or relationship or personal healing? Every time you come close to moving forward, something or someone sabotages your chances to receive God’s healing.

Maybe it’s a co-worker.
Maybe it’s your bank account (or lack thereof).
Maybe it’s a family member.
Or maybe it’s your own excuses (ouch!).

Maybe you’re afraid. Maybe like me—you suffer with anxiety or depression, which makes it increasingly difficult to be bold and courageous. I want you to know one thing:

It’s okay to dream scared. Deuteronomy 31:6 #DreamDefender

The good news is that Jesus’ invitation of love replenishes our divine portion of bold courage. So divine that it’s miraculous.

He is our hope.
He is the reason we have bold courage.

Maybe there is an area of your life that is hindering you from moving forward in bold courage. I recently read this verse that encouraged me in this season:

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NLT).

I know I’ve read that verse before, but I the second part popped out at me. I think it’s because I’ve read the part in Joshua Chapter 1 that says to be bold and courageous. Over and over it says to be bold and courageous. It honestly makes me wonder if God is a drill instructor.

But He’s not.

The Lord passed in front of Moses, calling out,
“Yahweh! The Lord!
The God of compassion and mercy!
I am slow to anger
and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness” (Exodus 34:6, NLT).

God was with us when we left California for Texas, and He will transition us out of Houston in His timing. My prayer for you that He leads you to the right dream at the right time. Because I know that boldness and courage are just half of the equation—our hearts can rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

One thing I know for sure is that God has already gone before me.

Today. Be bold and courageous. Let’s ask God to help us take responsibility. To be found faithful even when it hurts. When we can’t feel His presence or loving arms. Don’t wait until you think you have it all figured out. Obey now.

Ask God to command your fears—whatever they are.
Give God your doubts and self-sufficient tendencies.
Don’t delay because your future is waiting.

Renee FisherRenee Fisher is a spirited speaker, coach, consultant and author, who published her first eight books in under eight years. A self-proclaimed “Dream Defender,” Renee is passionate about calling dreams to life in others. A graduate of Biola University, she lives in Houston, Texas with her handsome husband and their fur child named “Star.”

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9 Ways to Share Your Story

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9 Ways to Share Your Story

Are you a woman who wants to share her story?

Sharing your story on Devotional Diva, or “Becoming a Diva” as I like to call it, is a powerful way to encourage women all over the world and could even help you in ways you might not expect!

For me, sharing my 1st story on Devotional Diva was a healing experience, and I’ve heard the same from many other Divas!

Here are 9 ways you can share your story:

 

Write a devotional

Write a poem

Film a video

Record your story like a podcast

Write song lyrics

Record a song

Create paintings

Create illustrations

Make a photo story

Have another idea? Great! I’m totally open other ways we can spur women forward!

Have you read the Become a Diva page? Follow This Link for more information on how to “Become a Diva” and submit your story!

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Christian Books for Girls

scarlett gray joins the parade christian books for girls series devotional divaI know there are a lot of mamas who read Devotional Diva, and it seems like it can be quite a challenge sometimes to find appropriate books for Christian kids. I’d love to introduce you to a new series of Christian books for girls from Suzanne Stamboulieh.

Suzanne Stamboulieh on Devotional DivaSuzanne Stamboulieh is the author of the new Christian book series, Scarlett Gray. Each book in the series will be centered on a single Biblical scripture. “Scarlett Gray Joins the Parade” is the first of the series and reminds children that God has given them parents to guide them through life. Suzanne has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling. She previously worked as a therapist for her church. Suzanne lives in Mississippi with her husband Stephen, daughter Scarlett Gray, and their large, but lovable, German Shepherd.

Below is a short interview with Suzanne where she shares more about Scarlett Gray and providing good reading options for kids.

Could you tell me the basic story line of “Scarlett Gray Joins the Parade?”

“Scarlett Gray Joins the Parade” is a Christian short chapter book for young girls ages four to eight. It is centered on Ephesians 6:1 and reminds children that God has given them parents to guide them through life.

The story tells a tale of a young girl, Scarlett Gray, who can’t wait to attend this year’s Fourth of July Celebration with her parents and her best friend, Georgia. Scarlett Gray promises to follow her parents’ safety rules, but the excitement of the parade and her inattentiveness overcome her promise to obey the rules and she gets lost. She is not an actively defiant child, but her poor judgement in one instance illustrates how one bad decision can lead to another without you even knowing it. I think any child can relate to this!

How did you come up with the idea? Did you feel called to write?

As a homeschooling mother, I read countless books to our little girl. I purchase almost all of them at Goodwill for a quarter so it is nothing for me to purchase thirty at a time. I always try and scan the books as best as I can while I’m in the store (with a toddler in tow), but almost every time, when it came time to actually read them, I would realize that a good portion of them were not suitable material for our daughter. While many of these books were “best sellers” and very popular, they contained the words “dumb, “stupid,” “hate,” and other inappropriate words. As a mother, I know there will come a time when my child might say those things and need to be corrected for doing so, but I don’t want to feed it to her.

As a former therapist, I saw firsthand how outside influences greatly impact our minds, thoughts, beliefs and actions. Therefore, I think it is crucial that we as parents are vigilant in protecting our children. In today’s world, our children are inundated with negative messages and as Christian parents; I believe we have to work twice as hard to keep our children on track. I became very frustrated and disappointed with the material that was available for young readers. After expressing my frustration about the lack of Christian options for young readers to my husband, he strongly encouraged me to do something about it and write a book myself. And that is when the journey began.

I honestly don’t know if I have been “called” to write, but I will say that God has opened up doors that only He could, so I certainly feel that I am in His will and have His blessing. And although I wasn’t schooled in writing and it didn’t come naturally, I learned that with hard work and His help, it could be accomplished.

Why do you think it is important to provide faith-centered reading options for our kids?

I think our children are inundated with negative messages from every direction in life and they need to be reminded of what is right.  That is why I believe it is important to provide faith-centered reading options for our kids so that they have positive, Christian role models to look up to. Of course, they might have Christian family members in their lives that greatly influence them, but so many children emulate characters they see on TV or in books that they read, so I thought what better way to reinforce those good character qualities that parents want to teach their children and ended up writing a Christian children’s book.

My aim is to inspire young readers to seek God in their daily lives, and to honor Him with their choices. It is my hope that parents can confidently share my books with their children, knowing the message meets their high standards.

I believe this can help open the dialogue between parents and children about what might be an awkward topic for some to approach. I think many parents could use it to help open that door for discussion. And as a parent, I find that when I’m reading to my child, I recall Bible stories that I have since forgotten so I’m able to learn along with my child and other parents might also enjoy that aspect of it, too.

What could be next for the Scarlett Gray books?

The next book in the Scarlett Gray series will be on wise spending. Scarlett Gray Publishing is dedicated to publishing children’s books centered on God’s word, so it will also be centered on a Bible verse. If all goes as planned, it will be available in the early spring.

You can follow Scarlett Gray Publishing, LLC on Pinterest to keep up to date on books that are released!

“Scarlett Gray Joins the Parade” is available on Amazon.

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#FaithbookofGod Releases Today

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[This is just a short break from our Christmas guest post series so that Renee could share some news. “The gifts God has given you” will resume tomorrow!]

As the Founding Editor of DevotionalDiva.com, I’m excited to announce #FaithbookofGod, my sixth book releases today.

Owning your faith while surrounded by a faithless culture is difficult.

But.

As evidenced in my soon-to-be released book Faithbook of God, it is possible. I wrote the book, which has 366 daily devotional readings, in order to equip Christians to grow in a world that doesn’t want them to.

By addressing the Christian’s needs, challenges, and fears, Faithbook of God prepares readers to live the lives to which Christ has called us. As a speaker and author of six books, a certified Christian life coach, and a social media consultant, and I would be honored to guest post on your blog about my new book. I’m also available for interviews about the book on daily devotions, or about kicking off the New Year on the right path.

If you’d like to be a part of the Faithbook of God blog tour, please let me know. I’m happy to send an electronic copy for your review. You can order a hardcopy or eBook at http://www.faithbookofgod.com.

When I moved from DevotionalDiva.com and launched ReneeFisher.com this time last year, I wrote that my dream died. I was lost. I wasn’t sure where my writing career was headed.

With the help of my then agent, Amanda Luedeke, I made the tough decision to rebrand — and I’m so glad I did because shortly after I launched ReneeFisher.com, Tyndale contacted me to let me know that they were buying NavPress and returning the rights of Faithbook of Jesus back to me.

I was stunned.

Faithbook of Jesus was my first book–my baby. I quit my day job to pursue my dream job as a writer because of that book over 5 years ago.

And now?

I have the opportunity to revise, update, and rename it to suit all ages–not just 20-somethings. I’m so excited to release Faithbook of God just in time for the New Year.

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Thanks again for all your support for me, DevotionalDiva.com, and my ministry. 
I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope you’ll pick up a copy of my newest devotional Faithbook of God, and get into the Word daily.

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