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The Meaningful Journey So Far…

By Heather K. Duff | March 13, 2019

I wrote about my focus on the meaningful here. Since the beginning of the year I have done a few things to keep me moving forward in the quest. Well, one of the things I started a little over a year ago, and in retrospect, that’s probably the one thing that is directing these other…

Starting a War

By Heather K. Duff | January 12, 2019

Ten days ago, I started this New Year with a fire in my heart. It took the form of a single word: Meaningful. I was—and remain—determined to fight in this war. And it is a war. Meaningful isn’t easy. It doesn’t just happen. It is a war against laziness, apathy, and the busyness of these important…

Meaningful

By Heather K. Duff | January 1, 2019

Every year (or most years…) I prayerfully consider what my One Word for the new year will be. Some words have been more memorable than others, some years I kept the word in mind as an anchor. Some years, not so much. This year my word is “Meaningful.” Because… I want to do MEANINGFUL work…

Arise and Do

By Heather K. Duff | March 20, 2017

Reading: Matthew 1 After the angel’s visit, verse 24 says, “And Joseph arose from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took her as his wife.” Joseph immediately obeyed. He AROSE and DID. I wish I could tell you I’m like Joseph. But when the Lord calls me to…

Beyond Words

By Heather K. Duff | February 26, 2017

As a writer, I love words. I believe words are powerful. They move us, and with them we move others, too. When we think of sharing our faith with others we often think of this in terms of words. What verses should I use? What should I say? What will others say if I do…

Taking God at His Word This Christmas

By Heather K. Duff | December 14, 2016

Faith isn’t complicated. It is taking God at His word. It’s me that complicates things. I have a desire to figure things out. I love learning, but I’ve had to learn how to do this the right way when it comes to the things of God. It was the promise of “knowledge” after all, that…

ALL the Paths…

By Heather K. Duff | December 13, 2016

In my Kirby Mayhew mystery novel, The Wrong, Kirby is encouraged early one morning as he opens his Bible to Isaiah 43. He gets up from the small breakfast nook in his kitchen with renewed faith that God is doing a new thing in his life. He’s endured a long winter of the soul, but…

How Having a Writing Coach Helped Me Achieve My Dream

By Heather K. Duff | June 28, 2016

This post today is for all the writers out there… I was sitting at my sister’s table (actually, it’s my table at her house, but that’s another story) discouraged about my writing career, or lack of it. “I need someone to be in it with me,” I said. Writing is lonely business, and though I…

Why it took 7 years to write this novel

By Heather K. Duff | May 14, 2016

I’ve been working on this novel as long as some of you have known me. If you were getting tired of hearing me talk about it, believe me, I was more weary than any of you. Finishing feels amazing. And seeing my work begin its journey into the great big world is an experience that…