Enjoy Articles I’ve Written for Other Publications
I’ve been blessed to write articles for other wonderful publications. It occurred to me you might be interested in reading some of them.
Below is are links to the publications and my articles.
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.
What if we lived what we say we believe?
“Not always easy, but always right.”
That’s what one Facebook reader wrote in response to my question.
Michelle Medlock Adams, an author, speaker and generous friend, writes the excellent Guideposts column “Deadlines, Grocery Lines, Laugh Lines.” She graciously featured my blog post in her column — and on my birthday no less.
I’ve been thrilled by the response. The number of people on Guideposts’ Facebook page who’ve shown that their hearts are set on living out authentic faith has been amazing.
It’s encouraging to see the passion of so many who want to present to the world an accurate reflection of Christ in all they say and do.
Click on the link below or the photo above to read my article:
Clubhouse Jr. Magazine
Published by Focus on the Family
Click either of the photos above or the link below to read the post on this fun article about cows that Clubhouse Jr. let me write for them.
I’m grateful to Focus on the Family and Clubhouse Jr. Magazine for publishing my children’s story, “The Right Size.”
Click the photo above or the link below to read my inspiration for the story.
Reach Out, Columbia Magazine reaches out to everyone living in the greater Columbia, SC area.
The articles are written from a Christian worldview. There are a wide varieties of subjects from Leadership, Finances, and Business to Parenting, Music, and Before and After Stories. You’ll find a large selection of “Overcoming” stories and articles as well as devotionals and inspirational stories.
While many articles are often focused on this area of the country, there are plenty to interest you no matter where you live, such as mine below:
Click the photo above or the link below to read the amazing story of Charles Livingston, a man imprisoned for 33 years for a crime he didn’t commit but who found true freedom behind bars.
And read about the exciting, incredible ways God’s been using this article since it got published.
The Haven Coffee House in Lexington, SC is anything but a typical coffee house. Even if you live too far away to enjoy a cup of their artisan coffee, you’ll be fascinated by their story.
You may even be inspired to do something similar in your own town or city. They’re changing lives one cup at a time.
A young boy from a small village in Nigeria who’d never heard of the NFL nor ever dreamed of medical school doesn’t grow up to become a record-setting NFL player and a med student — unless God decides he will. God decided Samkon Gado would — and he’s fulfilling his dreams and God’s plan.
Joe & Gladys Grimaud, Owners of Chapin Furniture Store, may be as well-known for their short radio commercials as they are for their excellent store. In short radio spots, Joe & Gladys share snippets from their long and fascinating life together.
In this story, you’ll get more than a 60 second glimpse at this unusual couple and what’s guided them along their bizarre path from a peanut farm to the CEO office of Precision Tune and finally a successful furniture store. Hey, they needed something to do in their retirement years!
Ever meet someone and know from the moment they reached out their hand, you were about to be changed?
Hank Chardos of Birthright of Columbia is one of those people.
Hank’s love for others, driven by his passion for Christ, spills out into his smile and eyes and spreads out into everything he says and does. He’s a man on a mission to make a difference.
The mission? Hank and Birthright deliver help to women who are pregnant and worried.
Reach Out, Columbia magazine invited me to share Hank’s and Birthright of Columbia’s story. What an honor! And here it is.
Christian Devotions is exactly that. You’ll find daily devotions to encourage a growing relationship with Christ.
Sadly, they lost everything on their website at one point. They’ve been rebuilding it back.
My two devotions were lost from their website and not restored. Therefore, I’m including the one I still have below.
Alas, for some reason I don’t have a copy of the other one.
Please check out Christian Devotions’ website for their many great devotionals written by a host of wonderful writers.
YOUR WORD SUSTAINS ME – JEAN WILUNDYour words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
~ Jeremiah 15:16 NLT_________________________________________________________
I woke sapped of emotional strength to face the day. Armed with a mug of coffee, I sought strength in God’s Word. Turning to where I’d left off the day before in Jeremiah, I found—not hope—but God’s wrath and Israel’s imminent destruction instead. Great.
The Israelites refused to listen to God. Instead they continually turned from following Him and forced His hand. It seemed they were dead set on having their own way.
Oh, wait. I was doing the same thing.
I wasn’t demanding my own way outwardly. I prayed to want only what God wanted and to trust Him in my situation, yet I still felt despair. Like Israel, any outcome in my situation other than the one my heart desired, would leave me disappointed. I, too, was dead set on having my own way.
Then I read this passage and found what I’d been missing: Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
I found the truth. Jeremiah reminded me that only God’s Word is truth—not what I think about a situation, but what God says. If I reject His truth, I’ll despair. If I embrace it, it becomes for me a joy and the delight of my heart. Right perspective gives strength.
Joseph received God’s words that his family would one day bow before him. Even after being sold into slavery by his brothers and thrown into prison, his situation was never bleak. It was always bright, because the truth was, God had sent Joseph right where he needed to be so He could raise him up to rule Egypt and save his family.
Knowing the truth changes your perspective. God’s Word is the truth and the right perspective.
People will still die and bad things will happen, but God will always bring joy and delight to your heart, even in the midst of it, through the promises, perspective, and truth of His Word.
(Originally published on ChristianDevotions.us)