It’s 2019. I am in shock! 2018 passed so quickly and so much has changed! Can you believe it’s the start of a new year? It’s already January! At this point, you are probably thinking, “Wow, Ryana Lynn, did you just now notice? We all saw it coming.”
I will move on from this totally random rant, the perfect way to start this year’s blog calendar!
Let's start over.
Hello everyone! Welcome to Life of Heritage Corner! We are rolling into our 4th year on the web and it’s been so encouraging to see the growth! For all of you that are new, I thought it would be fun to give you an introduction to me and my blog. I wanted to do a tag, but I couldn’t find one I liked…so anyway, here we go!
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I’ve worked out a schedule for the blog that will give you an idea of what to expect here at Life of Heritage Corner!
One the 1st of the month (or close to it, depending on my schedule) I post my monthly wrap-up, an overview of our ministry, life events, reading/book reviews, writing updates and goals for the upcoming month.
On the first Friday of the month, I will post a devotion, either something all-encompassing or specifically for young ladies. My apologies to any guys who may read this blog 😊
2nd Friday of the month will be a bookish post! Either a book tag, book list, book review…you name it, it’s possible, lol!
3rd Fridays will be dedicated to something History related. It might be something from my ongoing Soldier Life Series or 10 Totally Random facts, a bonus book review, or a totally new series…something I have in the works! Mostly, I am posting about the War Between the States, since that is my current setting for my novels. But, I may stray from it here and there with something from another period, like WWII. It all depends on my current mood, lol!
4th Fridays are going to be writing days! I love writing and these posts will be series I start on the subject, updates on my current WIP (Work-in-progress), or Writing Tags. I have some fun stuff in the making, so stay tuned!
There are 4 months with an extra Friday in them. So, these posts will not have a specific theme. Also, there are times when one of the Fridays runs into a holiday, historic event or my monthly wrap-ups. On such days, I will do my utmost to either bring you two posts that week or combine the topics in some way. Bear with me, I’m still figuring out my calendar, lol!
You can check my Writing Updates page for monthly updates on my current WIP. I’m thinking of changing up the page a little, so keep an eye out!
Now, people like the choose a word or phrase as their theme word for the year. I am late jumping on board this bandwagon, but I think it sounds so neat! So, without further ado, my word for 2019 is…
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
King James Bible
In these days we are living in, it is so important to stand up for the cause of Christ. To not allow ourselves to compromise just to please the crowd. Of course, we are not to go looking for a fight, but we are not to back down from the standard God has given us. This year, I want to stand up for what I believe in, in a Christian, feminine way. Will you join me, ladies? And to any gentlemen who may be reading this, will you purpose in your heart to Stand like the men of the Bible who faced hardships, giving us someone to look up to for an example? I challenge you, be a man or woman of God and Stand up for Jesus!
This conversation isn’t over! Join me on Friday for a devotion on the topic!
Well, I think that’s everything for the time being! Happy 2019!
Have a blessed day!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! You may remember that I did an article like this last November. I enjoyed it so much, I decided to do it again this year! This year, I will name 10 different things I’m thankful for! Enjoy!
That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
1. God’s protection during Hurricane Florence and Michael. These two threatened our home church and radio station, and yet we are still broadcasting! Everyone is safe and we had an amazing share-a-thon! In addition to operating costs, we were able to raise $25,000 for storm victims! God is good!
2. My new nephew. June 26th was very special for our family. It was the first time us still at home had been at the hospital while a new member of the family was coming into the world!
3. The King James Bible. God’s preserved Word for English speaking people has been such a blessing to me my whole life, but I’ve looked at it with a new appreciation this year. His Word shall stand!
4. More Radiance Blog. Oh, ladies, if you have not read this blog before, I recommend that you do! Rebekah Joy does an amazing job encouraging women of all ages (especially young ladies) in purity, waiting for the right one, modesty and Bible study. She is such a blessing. Can’t recommend her enough. www.moreradiance.com
5. My Local Library. Rediscovered the wonders of the library this year 😊 Love it!
6. My Piano Teacher. She is amazing, y’all! If you went to Gera’s wedding, she was the pianist!
7. Clean Water. We should never take this for granted. So many people go without it!
8. My Laptop. Without it, I couldn’t get post on my blog or publish my books!
9. The United States of America. Can we pause a moment to thank God that we live in the greatest nation on earth?
10. You! If it weren’t for each of my readers, I would have no reason to write!
Have a very happy Thanksgiving! Why not make a list of things you are thankful for this year? If you have a blog, share them with your readers. If not, share them with your family!
Happy November, everyone! It is wonderful to see another fruitful month come to a close, with a bright and shiny new one just waiting to be discovered and filled with memories! I don’t know about you, but I am loving the cooler weather! I’ve switched over my clothes and love getting to wear all my warm sweaters!
Anyway, this past month was invigorating! I can’t wait to share it all with you…so I won’t any longer!
Wow! It was jam-packed with FBN ministry! We kicked off the month in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at the Southwide Independent Baptist Fellowship Oct. 8th – 11th. Besides getting information out to the people, we were extremely blessed with the preaching. Every sermon was spot on and I can honestly say my heart was stirred like never before. What a blessing to know that we serve the God of the Impossible!
The following week (Oct. 14th-21st) we were at our home base in Newport, N.C. for our FBN Share-a-thon. God blessed exceeding and abundantly and in addition to our radio’s financial needs, God moved in the hearts of our listeners to donate $25,000 to help flood victims! Our pastor plans to use the money to help elderly couples who need repairs done to their homes. What a blessing and opportunity for witnessing!
We had one down week, catching up on home projects. Then, Dad and I were off to the Ambassador Baptist College Missions Conference! I look forward to this meeting every year. It’s close enough for us to drive home every afternoon and the sermons and testimonies are truly inspiring! May more servants be sent into the field!
Considering all the travel we’ve done, my life has remained relatively calm. At a friend’s wedding, I caught the bridal bouquet, something I have been trying to do since I was six or seven-years-old!
I was also privileged to get the opportunity to speak one on one with three aspiring authors and (hopefully) give them some coherent advise 😉 Sometimes, even though I work with words all the time, I feel like I can’t express my thoughts through speech very well.
Well, I am almost out of June in my book, but that being said, I had a lot of things happening in the month of June. I will not lie and say that I’ve gotten a ton of writing done, but I am very pleased with how much I was able to get in. I feel like the story is starting to take shape. With all the traveling, there hasn’t been much time to write, but I’m grateful for what I got in!
Also, today is the 1st day of National Novel Writing Month! I’m going to try my best to get 50,000 words in this month, whether in a new project as a break of sorts, or in my WIP. Either way, I am making a conscious attempt to write more this month!
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