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Dianne Neal Matthews

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Dianne Neal Matthews Hi, Brenda! First, let me apologize for being so late in responding. We moved last year and have not been able to get Internet access at our house. So…moreHi, Brenda! First, let me apologize for being so late in responding. We moved last year and have not been able to get Internet access at our house. So I've fallen woefully behind in a lot of areas. Thanks for asking this question. Writing devotions is so rewarding because of the feedback from readers. And what a privilege to write words that people will use as part of their quiet time.

I think the most important resource for a devotion writer is a solid foundation in God's Word gained through in-depth studies like Precept. It's also a good idea to get into the habit of jotting down thoughts or journaling. Record personal experiences, everyday observations, funny or interesting things you hear people say, etc. Even if they don't bring to mind a spiritual application at the moment, they may turn into something you can use later.

If you like, you can send me your email address and I will share some notes from a class I taught at a writers conference.

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“Although the final battle is yet to come, Jesus already reigns in the hearts of believers. We have the King of kings fighting for us, the Lord of lords guiding us. As we learn to open our heart and mind to him more fully, each day we'll get a clearer picture of his glory.
On his clothes and his thigh he has a name written: King of kings and Lord of lords.
Revelation 19:16
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Dianne Neal Matthews, Drawing Closer to God: 365 Daily Meditations on Questions from Scripture

“We may be tempted to give in to discouragement and bitterness when we face hardships or adversity. But even when our situation looks hopeless, God is working out his plan. It may take a long time to unfold or it may seem to happen suddenly. God loves to reward his children for their faithfulness, and he often works things out in ways we never could have imagined or dreamed. If we hold on to our trust in his goodness and our commitment to obey him during the dark days, we never know when we’ll be surprised by one of God’s happy endings.”
Dianne Neal Matthews, Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with a lot. Luke 16:10”
Dianne Neal Matthews, Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation

“Stories are where you go to look for the truth of your own life.”
Frank Delaney, The Last Storyteller

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories




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Dianne Matthews Beth wrote: "Hi Dianne! Wish I would have known a lot sooner that we could chat here on Goodreads. What fun! Anyway, thank you for friending me. All the best to you in 2017!"

Hi Beth, I didn't know about this either! I joined last year (I think) at my daughter's prompting and haven't done much exploring yet. Happy New Year to you and your family.


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Beth Ziarnik Hi Dianne! Wish I would have known a lot sooner that we could chat here on Goodreads. What fun! Anyway, thank you for friending me. All the best to you in 2017!


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