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Worth Repeating: Everbloom Excerpt “We Write” (And A Giveaway)

April 18, 2017

The Everbloom collection releases in just a few days, and to celebrate, I’m giving away two free copies of the book.


The winners will be selected from the subscribers of this blog.

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Do you know someone who might benefit from this book?

Everbloom is an anthology of work by women of Redbud Writers Guild with essays, stories and poems. Readers will be empowered and inspired to find their own voice through the transforming power of story. These stories connect to a deep need within all of us to discover God’s guiding hand in the events of our lives.

In this book, compelling personal narratives and poetic reflections of pain, loss, struggle, beauty and redemption give an invitation to draw closer into the love of Christ. Insightful writing prompts encourage a response of faith and imagination at a deep level, providing a guide and friend for those who walk through these pages with so many generous storytellers.

In The Motherless Mother, my contribution to Everbloom, I share my experiences losing my mother to Huntington’s Disease. Simultaneous with this extraordinary loss, I became a mother in my own right, and The Motherless Mother outlines this painful journey, as I grew from darkness, desperation and loss into a confidence in myself and my own motherhood. It is a story of light emerging from darkness — shattered glass still shines; even in brokenness we still can reflect God’s healing and guiding light.

Do you know of someone who might benefit from this book? Ask her to subscribe, too. Final winners will be selected on release day, April 25. That’s just a week from today!

I also want to share with you just a bit of the introduction to Everbloom.

This says it all, all of it, the why, the who, and what you can expect from this anthology of essays and poetry.

We believe

in the singularity of our coffee mugs

as companions to

sermons, essays, proposals

composed alone,

but shared and shredded

as sisters.


We write

through cancer,

deadbeat fathers,

bipolar daughters,

dementia mothers,

and if He gives

a deep water immersion

of courage, our secrets.


We envy

the unattainable,

the Proverbs 31 woman

and we try, yes, we try

to climb Kilimanjaro,

crush HIV,

dance out urban decay,

set a table,

catch a fish,

and feed them.

Oh, we feed them,


Every word,

we write,

for Him.


excerpted from We Write, by Margaret Ann Phlbrick


Two winners will be randomly selected from all blog and newsletter subscribers. I will announce the winners next Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m. EST.

I can’t wait to share this book with you!


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