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Dear friends,
We read for various reasons: to find information; to gain guidance; to learn new skills; to get lost in an imaginary world; to find our way through this world; to find comfort, grace, purpose, and peace; to find answers to unanswerable questions; to find God.

And so we write for the same reasons. Those of us to must pen words are seeking the same things. But we find them through the process of building manuscripts that can then open the same doors for those who find through reading.

In the Bible, in the book of Job, I found these words that speak to my writing heart. I must speak with paper and ink. I must write.

Job 32:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 For I am full of words,
and the spirit within me compels me;
19 inside I am like bottled-up wine,
like new wineskins ready to burst.
20 I must speak and find relief;
I must open my lips and reply.
Thanks for reading.


News from Jean's Writing Life

The Online Kentucky Christian Writers Conference was a great success. Not just in numbers (396 registrees - a record) or income (even with the phenomenal price of $20.20) or the number of speakers (28), but also in the God-connections and the feedback we received. Many attendees have written to us that God used these sessions to speak to people's hearts about their writing and about their walks with Him. PTL!

Our Write2Ignite Master Class Team continues to plan, pray and publicize our Fiction Writing Master Class with Joyce Hostetter on September 19, 2020. We realize that "social distancing" is still a possibility in September. So, we have a contingency plan for an online event using Zoom. Now until August 1 2020, our price for the entire day is $79. If you write fiction I hope you'll visit our website and consider registering. http://www.write2ignite.com.

Oh! And we've added a recorded session for some writing friends in Australasia. Check it out on our website, please.

I have stopped adding posts to my blog. You'll find my previous posts under the Blog Archive and Writers tabs. Please do visit me on Face Book at Jean Matthew Hall and Jean Matthew Hall Writer. You'll also find my picture book reviews on Pinterest at JeanMatthew_Hall.

Lastly, Please consider donating to the Kickstarter campaign for the publisher of my books--Little Lamb Books. Many thanks to those who have.
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Those of you who are writers may have heard that, after 50 continuous years, the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference has ended UNLESS...
The Christian Writers Institute has started a Kickstarter Campaign to save Mt. Hermon. If you are able to help in any amount, please click here.

Prayer Requests

Thank you for continuing to pray for my family in Kentucky. My son and daughter-in-law have been working long hours seven days a week for two months. It's taking it's toll physically and emotionally.

Pray for the hand of the Lord to stay the Coronavirus around the world.

Pray for the civil unrest and confusion in America. We need a restoration of reasonableness and a healing of relationships. May God be glorified!

Pray for God to direct my steps on this journey of writing for publication. Thank you!

Pray for Write2Ignite to bring glory to the Lord.

How may I pray for you? Please email me with your needs at jean@jeanmatthewhall.com.

Until next month--Blessing on you and yours.