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Hope in the midst of darkness: the message of Easter

By Ruth L Snyder / March 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Hope in the midst of darkness: the message of Easter

Have you ever wondered what it was like for the disciples of Jesus Christ on that first Easter? to watch while Judas, one of their own, betrayed Jesus and handed him over to a band of men with weapons (John 18:3) to stand by (except for Peter, who swung his sword and cut off one…

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Jesus and Grief: Thoughts on John 11

By Ruth L Snyder / February 29, 2016 /

John 11 shows us that God understands our grief. Jesus knew Lazarus was going to die. He waited, and then he went to visit his friends, Mary and Martha. Martha expresses her shock and anger, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (vs. 21) Jesus does not rebuke her. Instead…

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Summary – Booked by Josh Turner

By Ruth L Snyder / February 17, 2016 /

As a self-published author, one of the topics that interests me is how people market their products. Last week I received a free copy of Josh Turner’s, Booked to preview. Inside the book there are links to a companion video series the reader can access free of charge. Josh starts off the book by reminding us,…

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Stepping into 2016

By Ruth L Snyder / January 4, 2016 /

I don’t know about you, but for me 2015 was one of the most difficult years I’ve had. There are issues I’m still working through which I can’t comment on, but in December my future was looking too dark for my comfort. I’m thankful that a few things happened in December to turn things around.…

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Author Profile – Janet Sketchley

By Ruth L Snyder / October 31, 2015 /

Today I’m happy to welcome Janet Sketchley, a fellow Canadian author, to my blog: Janet Sketchley lives in Atlantic Canada, where she writes Christian suspense novels and blogs about faith and books. She loves Jesus and her family, and enjoys reading, worship music, and tea. You can find Janet online at janetsketchley.ca, and fans of…

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Harvest Haiku

By Ruth L Snyder / October 23, 2015 /

This morning I received this invitation from my friend, Lisa Evola, who moderates the blog, A Beautiful Life: I’d like to invite each of you to write a harvest haiku. In case you don’t know what a Haiku is, it is a japanese poem that follows  this structure: 1st line – 5 syllables, 2nd line…

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Tips for Supporting Aging Parents

By Ruth L Snyder / October 19, 2015 /

Note: This is a companion post to Spending Time with My Dad, which is on the Beautiful Life blog today.  The river of life presents all of us with a variety of challenges and celebrations. Maneuvering through the rapids of aging is demanding for most families. This is a time fraught with changes in health,…

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Author Profile – Tracy Krauss

By Ruth L Snyder / October 8, 2015 /

Today I welcome my friend and fellow author, Tracy Krauss, to my blog. Tracy Krauss writes contemporary Christian romance with a twist of suspense and a touch of humor. Her books strike a chord with those looking for a hard hitting yet thought provoking read – no sugar added. Her work has won multiple awards…

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Author Profile: Sally Meadows

By Ruth L Snyder / October 2, 2015 /

Today I’d like to introduce you to another InScribe friend, Sally Meadows, who is an author and recording artist: Sally Meadows is a two-time national award nominated singer/songwriter and author. In 2015, she released two children’s books, Beneath That Star and The Two Trees. In addition to 7 Essential Habits of Christian Writers (2015), she is a contributing author to Hot Apple…

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Author Profile: Marcia Laycock

By Ruth L Snyder / September 24, 2015 /

Today Marcia Laycock is my guest: I’ve lived a short distance from the Arctic Circle, in Dawson City Yukon, and two degrees off the equator in Papua New Guinea. But I now make my home in central Alberta Canada where I live with my husband and two rambunctious Golden Retrievers, Jorja and Jaxon. Tell us…

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