Entries by Carrie Turansky

Are You Feeling Weary Today?

Do you ever feel tired, weak, and weary of the struggles of life? Are you feeling insignificant and alone and wondering who cares and who will help you through another day? The truth is you are chosen, loved, and so very special to God. He is the amazing creator of everyone and everything on earth. […]

Should You Attend a Writers’ Conference?

Hi Friends, Are you an aspiring author? Would you like to learn what it takes to see your manuscript become a published novel? If the answer is yes, then I want to encourage you to attend a  writers’ conference. If you want to write novels for the Christian market, I recommend The American Christian Fiction […]

Life in the Not So Fast Lane

Hi Friends, It has been one week since I fell while gardening and broke my right ankle . . . and what a week it’s been! I am doing a little better each day, and I’m thankful to have ways to get around the house. A rolling chair has been a great help in the […]

Honoring the Dads in My Life

Hi Friends, With Father’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to share some stories and encourage you to honor those special men in your life. I was blessed to grow up in a home where my dad, Bob Swain, showed me a lot of love. And when I married, I added another dad in my […]

The View From the Couch

Hi Friends, I am spending a lot of time on the couch since I broke my ankle last Sunday. Here’s how it happened. It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon, and I decided to spend some time working in my front flower gardens. I had purchased three flats of annuals to brighten up the yard, and I […]

Ten Tips to Help You Write More Words

Whether you’re an aspiring author or multi-published, it’s often a challenge to meet your writing goals. Here are ten tips that will help increase your writing productivity. 1. Write with instrumental music playing in the background. I recently saw an informal survey that found those who listened to music while writing were able to write more […]