Poems, Devotions, and Stories

Publications and Prizes: Poems, Devotions, Hymns, Short Stories

21 Days of Christmas book delivery21 Days of Christmas – Fiction Lover’s Devotional Book (BroadStreet Publishing)
— The Last Ember


Who Knew – Catskill Literary Journal
— Speck of Dust


Christian Publishers Poetry Prize
— My Forever Lord


Clips of published poems and devosThe Secret Place
— Family Circle of God
— Brightness After Rain
— Birds and Berries
— Mary, Martha, Me
— Truth in a Tree Stand
— New Treasures in Old Words
— Many Voices, One Lord
— Never Out of Sight


The War Cry
— A Lamb in the Wilderness
— Family Circle of God


Tanka Journal
— Lost Baby
— Aging Wine


Worship in the CityWorship in the City (hymnal, United Church of Canada)
— Jesus Walks on City Streets (hymn text)


ChristianBibleStudies.com (Christianity Today)
— Give It Up for Lent (adapted from Giving It Up for Lent)


The Upper Room
— Store Up God’s Word


— Pitfalls


Cover of Angels Cried anthology

Angels Cried
Through Two Unblackened Eyes


Walton Writers’ Works: From the Catskill Mountains
—  Al Zimmer Comes to Call
Through Two Unblackened Eyes


The Lord, Our Wonderful Healer
— My Forever Lord


Epitaphs (Inner Child Press)
— Epitaph


Cover of Twist of Fate anthologyTwist of Fate
— The Wind and The Spirit


Penned from the Heart
— The Wrong Goal
— Love to Die For
— You Loved Me First
— On Eagles’ Wings
— Brightness After Rain
— God’s Chosen Soil
— No Better Than Weeds
— Released!
— Mary Martha Me
— Ripening on the Vine
— A Never-Ending Supply


Gathered TreasuresGathered Treasures  (Chaplain Publishing – Order with promo code olin15 for 15% discount)
— The Even-Steven Gift
— A Daughter’s Disbelief


Time of Singing: A Magazine of Christian Poetry
After the Prayed-For Rain
Bullfrog Billets-Doux


Godspace (Mustard Seed Associates)
— Forever, Not Forsaken


RISE RISE (Chaplain Publishing – Order with promo code olin25 for 25% discount)
— The Right Road
— Not Alone


Shadows and Light: To Benefit Women’s Aid
— Through Two Unblackened Eyes




2 thoughts on “Poems, Devotions, and Stories

  1. Dear Linda,
    A friend of mine gave me the book “21 Days of Christmas” as a gift last week, and this morning I read your story “The Last Ember”. This story was a reminder for me of my own attempt at suicide many years ago and how God saved my life too. Since that time, He has totally flipped-turned-my-life-upside-down in a most wonderful way, and the reminder of that very low point in my life and the subsequent transformation was very encouraging for me today. Thank you, Linda!
    May God continue to bless you bunches as you surrender to His direction every day!
    Knowing God and Making Him Known,
    Dianna Bariou

    • Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Dianna. A story like The Last Ember might sound cheesy and unrealistic, but you’re living (thank God!) proof that the Lord really does offer rescue to desperate souls. I’m glad it gave you a chance to remember and rejoice. And I hope it encourages others to act with compassion toward the struggling ones.
      Blessings galore,
      P.S. Please share your thoughts on the book’s forum, if you haven’t already done that. There are so many people who need to hear from someone who came out the other side of desperation, by God’s grace.

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