Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

IWSG Creativity


Whatever may be our natural talents, the art of writing is not acquired all at once.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~

Hello friends. (smile) The first Wednesday, of the month, is The Insecure Writer’s Group (IWSG) where we share about writing.

Welcome Alex and November IWSG Co-Hosts:

Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor http://thecynicalsailor.blogspot.com/
J Q Rose  http://www.jqrose.com/
Ann V. Friend  https://afriendofjesus2013.com/
Elizabeth Seckman   http://eseckman.blogspot.com/  

Thank you Alex for the opportunity to co-host again. (smile)

November 7 question – How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I’ve learned to embrace my own writing style. I’ve learned creative ways to use words, bible scriptures and my faith. Praise The Lord.

I’ve become a better writer. Still learning the work, write balance thing.

I must thank all the talented, creative and accomplished writers that I met since joining the group. (wink)

Thank you, your encouragement helped me embraced my abilities to keeping writing.

By faith, quitting is no longer an option.

Someday, there will be a masterpiece with my name on it. (wink)

I believe creativity promotes seeing from a different perspective.

Enjoy the rest of your week and see you back here next month. (wink)

Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)

©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.

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  Christine Rains wrote @

Different perspectives always help me with creativity too. Keep learning and growing. 🙂 Thanks for co-hosting this month!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks so much Christine for the encouragement, I appreciate it (smile) Blessings!!

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  melsemptyjournal wrote @

It’s a lot more fun when you embrace your own style. Good luck on your masterpiece! 😉

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you! I’m motivated now (wink) I appreciate you stopping by. I’ll come visit you. Blessings!

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  Liesbet @ Roaming About wrote @

I love the cover of your new book, your masterpiece! 🙂 One day, it will happen. Thanks for co-hosting!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

That is my faith Liesbet (wink) I’m motivated to just do it (smile) Thank you so much for the encouragement, I appreciate it! Abundant blessings!

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  heatherericksonauthor wrote @

I was excited to discover a blogger hosting this month who focuses on the Christian faith. I will have to read your blog more often. It is very uplifting. Have a wonderfully blessed week!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you! I appreciate it. Come by as much as you like, we leave the lights on 24, 7 (smile) Blessings!

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  J.Q. RoseJQRose wrote @

Hello fellow co-hoster. So happy to meet you. I admire your choice to keep writing and finding your voice.
JQ Rose

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you JQ, it was liberating to accept my style and voice (smile) I’m going to moving forward (wink) Appreciate the positive feedback. Blessings!

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  Victoria Marie Lees wrote @

I think this is my first time here, Ann. I love your blog. I believe I’m a friend of Jesus, too. Bravo to you for your positivity. Just know that all writers juggle this writer life balance. Thanks for cohosting. I’ll follow your blog and follow you on social media.
http://victoriamarielees.blogspot.com

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Victoria for the compliment of my blog! I appreciate it. I did go and like your FB page. I’ll check you out on blogspot. Blessings Victoria!!

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  chemistken wrote @

Persistence is what counts in the writing world. Good luck and thanks for co-hosting this month’s IWSG bloghop!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You’re most welcome and thank you for a different perspective. Blessings!

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  Jennifer Lane wrote @

“Someday, there will be a masterpiece with my name on it.”

Amen!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen! Amen! Blessings

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  Adrienne Reiter wrote @

Persistence and discipline is the way to go. Great list! Thank you for co-hosting.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You’re most welcome Adrienne. Blessings!

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  nancygideon wrote @

Ann, thanks for co-hosting this month and for sharing such an uplifting message.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You’re welcome Nancy and thanks for visiting and sharing positive feedback. I appreciate it. Blessings!

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  Olga Godim wrote @

‘No quitting!’ is a great motto. Thanks for co-hosting today.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you. You are welcome Olga. I have fun visiting today. Blessings!

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  Juneta wrote @

Thanks for co-hosting. Yes quitting not an option. Happy IWSG Day. Juneta
https://www.junetakey.com/iwsg-nov-7th-evolving/

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Juneta, quitting is not an option (smile) Blessings!

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  diedre wrote @

Finding your own voice certainly does promote the flow of creativity 😉
Happy Writing!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Diedre, it also liberating. Blessings!

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  lisabuiecollard wrote @

Thanks so much for co-hosting this month! I like the quote, though don’t think Stephen King would agree! He says you either got it or you don’t! LOL.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Lisa, appreciate your stopping by and sharing. Yeah, LOL about Stephen King quote! Blessings!

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  Tyrean (@TyreanMartinson) wrote @

Thanks for co-hosting! And yes, by faith, quitting is not an option!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Tyrean, I appreciate the encouragement. Blessings!!

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  Deb R.H. wrote @

“By faith, quitting is no longer an option.” YES!! Have you ever done a spiritual gifts worksheet? One of my higher gifts is faith, and we had to discuss how that incorporates into our work life. My friend reminded me about my writing, and it’s true! Even when I don’t believe I can do it, I still have a tiny bit of faith that it will happen, so I keep at it!

It’s nice to meet you!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Deb, I appreciate your visit and sharing. I’m blessed with the spiritual gifts of faith and encouragement. Praise The Lord. It’s nice meeting you too! Don’t be a stranger. (smile) Blessings.

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  Diane Burton wrote @

It’s always great to find out what works for you. Thanks for co-hosting.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You’re welcome. It was fun to visit so many writers. Thank you! See you next month, just not as co-host. (wink) Blessings!

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  Loni Townsend wrote @

Woot for finding your path and sticking to your voice in writing!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Loni. I appreciate your visit and sharing your encouragement.Blessings!!

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  emaginette wrote @

Thanks for such a positive post. See you next month. 🙂

Anna from elements of emaginette

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Anna (smile). I appreciate the visit and positive feedback, it means a lot! See you next month. Blessings!!

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  Jacqui Murray wrote @

What a great lead-in to your post–“embrace my own writing style” That probably is the most important part of writing (to me). Writing like yourself is brave. People may or may not like it but it is your best chance to achieve your writing goals. What an excellent reminder, Ann.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Jacqui, I’m still crying tears of joy from your last awesome comment. Embracing my writing style was liberating and see me free to write from my heart. My courage and confidence is stronger now to just write….

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  Tamara Ann Narayan wrote @

I also like how writing makes me view the world. Having to write in other voices makes it possible to stop and consider other viewpoints.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Tamara for stopping by and sharing another perspective. Blessings!

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  Arlee Bird wrote @

It’s bad news if we ever stop learning. Creativity is fed by learning new things.

Worse news if we stop praising the Lord. It is from God that all good things come including good writing and that’s worth praise!

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Arlee, a different perspective added. Praise The Lord (smile) Blessings!

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  Toi Thomas wrote @

Thanks for co-hosting this month.
It’s nice how creativity inspires creativity. Like you, I am grateful for this group.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You’re most welcome Toi. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings!!

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  Madeline Mora-Summonte wrote @

Love this – “I believe creativity promotes seeing from a different perspective.” Totally agree! 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Madeline. Appreciate the visit and sharing your thoughts. Blessings!

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  Lynn La Vita wrote @

You comment, “I believe creativity promotes seeing from a different perspective.” struck a cord with me. Thank you, Ann for co-hosting IWSG this month.
Lynn La Vita blog: Writers Supporting Writers

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You are most welcome Lynn. Blessings!

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  Angela Wooldridge wrote @

I agree, being creative does help you see from other perspectives (although when you write from one than one POV maybe that’s unavoidable!)
Thanks for hosting 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Angela, good point. I feel like Cinderella at the moment (LOL) having a good time going from blog to blog (smile) Blessings!

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  Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) wrote @

Thanks for co-hosting today. I’m glad other members have inspired you and kept you going. That’s what the group is all about.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You part of that inspiration too Alex (wink) I’m honored to co-host. Thank you! Abundant blessings, my friend!!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

I’m also having fun blog visiting!

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  Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor wrote @

Faith is a great motivator and reminder to not quit.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen to that Ellen. Appreciate the visit! Blessings.

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  Ronel Janse van Vuuren wrote @

It’s great that you’ve learned to embrace your own writing style — it’s an important milestone 🙂

Ronel visiting on IWSG day: Lessons in Writing from Sewing

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Ronel, yes it is (smile) It’s quite liberating too (wink) Blessings!

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  Jennifer Lee Hawes wrote @

It’s wonderful to have a forever friend guiding us through life! Faith keeps us strong. Thanks for co-hosting!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Jennifer! I appreciate your visit. I’m enjoying visiting all the writers on the list (wink) Keep the Faith! Blessings

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  Cathrina Constantine wrote @

You have great faith. I believe faith will pull you through to accomplish God’s will in all things. Wishing you success.

Thank you for co-hosting.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you Cathrina, I appreciate your kind words, more than you could possibly know. May God bless you abundantly!

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  Erika Beebe wrote @

I love your list. Faith is a driving force. Persistence is the best way to get to the goal. I wish you much luck on your journey. Thank you also for being a cohost this month 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

You’re most welcome Erika! Thank you, I appreciate the positive feedback and encouragement (smile) Blessings!!

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  dolorah at Book Lover wrote @

That different perspective has been a creative bonus for me too.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

I get excited when that happens (smile) Thanks Dolorah for sharing, appreciate the visit. Blessings and enjoy your day!

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