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Before my father died, he reminded me that Mom had asked me to write a book. At the time the boys were in college, and the notion of writing was unfathomable. Writers write books. By the time my boys were adults, I’d run out of excuses. I was also at that age when I could pause and reflect.
Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God’s Grace was my first publishing endeavor. My second was Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Both are collections of stories that tell of God’s love and faithfulness. Both tell of His remarkable grace and mercy.
When not writing, I serve as the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington state. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and gathering with a wonderful group of ladies to study and giggle over lattes and chocolate. On my desk is a rock with the words “Choose Joy!” etched in it. It’s my inspiration for each day. As an author, it is my hope that my own words might share that joy we find together as children of God.
With Him, it can be so.
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When an Errand’s More Than an Errand
Several weeks ago I had a special errand. My friend Michol was taking the train back from a short trip to Eastern Washington. I asked to pick her up at the train station, not wanting her to arrive and then catch a bus back to Monroe. I know we’re all wearing masks...
Morning WOLK with God
In November I had the joy of hosting our first “Morning WOLK with God” here at Fave Lifestyles. Yes, Morning WOLK with God. No, I did not misspell WOLK. I’m a passionate advocate for words of loving kindness. “Walk the WOLK,” I like to say. Walk the words of loving...
God’s Loving Kindness and Those Pinched Fingers-Lost Keys Moments in Life
I love thinking about what God’s able to do in, through, and around me, because I’m a work in progress—at times a mess making no progress. When I was younger, my days were marked by parenting fails. Now that I’m a little older, it’s grandparenting fails. Several weeks...
Words Not Spoken
As seen in Gather MagazineReprinted from Signs in Life Hearing our vows, I have to believe every person in attendance at our wedding was sighing a silent, but collective “Finally!” After nine years of dating, breaking up, and getting back together, Kurt and I had...
Tears of Joy
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14 My daughter-in-law Manoela had asked about family videos. “I just want to see Kevin when he was a little boy, to hear his voice.” I looked inside the family room’s closet....
Say It With Flowers
Hi, I’m Deanna Nowadnick, a writer and speaker who’s become a passionate advocate for words of loving kindness. “Walk the WOLK,” I like to say. Walk the words of loving kindness. I love filming short inspirational videos. One was called, “Say it with flowers.” Took me...
Being Who We Need to Be
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Philippians4:4 At my post-op appointment, my surgeon’s assistant asked about my new knee. I went through alist of complaints, most based on a theme of achiness and stiffness. Mark made a few notes and then...
Finding Joy in the Moment
Learning To Treasure the Moment Too often I’m not treasuring the moment. It’s easy to look past “now” to what’s next. The writingassignments that need to be completed, the calls that need to be returned, the plans that need to bemade. At other times, I can find myself...
At Fave Lifestyles we celebrate stories because stories matter—not just those being recorded, those beingposted, but all of our stories. Rhetoric divides us. We become red states and blue states, conservatives and liberals, pro-this and anti-that.Stories unite us....
I Forgot the Words
We were made to be in a relationship—with God and each other, and when those connections getsevered, we falter. I’m an inspirational writer and a motivational speaker, a woman of faith, a woman of great faith whoforgot the words to The Lord’s Prayer. Yep, that prayer....
Keeping God Bigger
When Life Gets Big, How Does God Stay Bigger? The Importance Of Our Stories I love sharing stories—my own stories and the stories of others. Why? Because we all have a story totell! At Fave Lifestyles, I’m able to share both stories and short videos – Deanna...
A Grand Thanks
See what kind of love the Father has given to us,that we should be called children of God; and so we are.1 John 3:1 I recently found A GRAND THANKS, a list of 1000 things from 2012 for which I was grateful. It’s a listinspired by Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand...
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