June 25, 2017

Growing Through Fear and Rejection

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:50 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

“…may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God…” (Ephesians 3:18-19)

When I was a sophomore in college, I changed my major from accounting to English for two reasons: 1). I hated accounting and at 19 just couldn’t imagine working with numbers for the rest of my life; and 2) I loved words and wanted to be a writer. After graduation, I pursued several jobs as a writer, but most of those jobs were far from home. So instead of becoming a full-time writer, I began working in government and nonprofit positions where I used my writing and presentation skills. I then pursued writing part time. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 18, 2017

A Godly Example

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , at 6:45 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

Dad with me and Stoney

Originally posted June 19, 2011

“Fathers,do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)

When I was growing up, I discovered that my dad could do just about anything. As a welder, he could build or repair all sorts of things, and one summer, he built an impossibly large swing set with a teeter totter, swings, tire swing, and couple’s swing along with a slide that was so tall that my brother and I became the envy of all the kids in the neighborhood. Thanks to our dad, all of our friends would come over and play with us for hours on end, and we loved every minute of it. Another time, my dad took an old lawnmower that had seen better days and remodeled it so that it looked like a miniature Jeep. My brother and I spent countless hours taking turns driving that thing in circles around the yard. Read the rest of this entry »

June 11, 2017

A Lesson from Wonder Woman

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:28 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom 6:23)

Have you seen the new Wonder Woman movie? Don’t worry if you’re one of the few who hasn’t seen it yet. I’m not here to spoil the movie for you, but rather to comment on a line that really spoke to me during the movie. Read the rest of this entry »

June 4, 2017

The Turning Points in Life

Posted in Christianity tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:14 pm by Staci Hart Mauney

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” (Isa 30:21)

It’s been over a year since I’ve updated this blog, and I’ve decided to stop being so neglectful and revive it. A lot has happened in the last year – a job change, a move to the big city, and a book release! Thank you to all who have stuck with me during my absence. I plan to catch up, one story at a time. So let’s dive in, shall we?

When I first entered the professional world right out of college, I took a job I really didn’t want as a secretary. I had applied for writing jobs at several businesses, but most were far away from my hometown, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to move. Like most young college grads, I wanted to use my degree and not feel like I’d just wasted the last four and half years of my life. However, when my mom saw the ad for a secretary in the paper, I applied and then got the job. Read the rest of this entry »