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LifeLetter Cafe LifeWriter Tammy Mashburn is a writer
who suffers from a chronic neurological disease,
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome,
a form of Dysautonomia Disorder, and bone degeneration.
Once a runner, she refers to her journey as The Wilderness Marathon.
On this journey, she longs to encourage you in your own race.
Writing from a place of chronic pain
and difficulties in her everyday ordinary mundane,
Tammy abides in and relies on her deep relationship with Jesus Christ
and is committed to sharing her gifts of grace with you.
The Cafe congratulates Tammy on the recent release
of her first devotional book titled Mornings In The Word.
Here is a brief overview in her own words,
Mornings in The Word was birthed out of my relationship with God.
My years of a shallow relationship led to a longing for deeper relationship.
This book is for the women who have gone before me,
who walk along beside me, and behind me.
My longing is for you to find deep and abiding relationship in God.
So LifeLetter Cafe is excited
to share this recent interview with Tammy Mashburn
to dive deeper into the story behind Mornings In The Word .
Enjoy her answers below in the latest 7 Questions Sunday!
Today’s 7 Questions
LifeLetter Cafe: What were the driving factors that led you to write this book?
Tammy Mashburn: My desire was to put a devotional in hands that would encourage and lead others to fall in love with the Word of God.
LifeLetter Cafe: You talk about “cultivating relationship with Jesus” – just how does our faith get stuck on a transaction level with an all-personal God?
Tammy Mashburn: When I question and doubt His faithfulness in the hard things.
LifeLetter Cafe: What have been your greatest challenges in terms of spiritual intimacy with Christ?
Tammy Mashburn: Allowing distractions to interrupt my time. My circumstances and daily pain.
LifeLetter Cafe: What are your primary goals for Mornings In The Word? What should readers expect?
Tammy Mashburn: To encourage others in their walk with God; to spend time in the Word and journal through prayer time. A devotional with journaling prompts that will take as little or as long as the reader wants to invest.
Journaling allows you to go back through time
and see reminders of God’s hand in your life
. . when we are doubting him
– Tammy Mashburn –
LifeLetter Cafe: What is your message to those who feel they have stumbled one time too many and God for the most part has moved on without them?
Tammy Mashburn: You are never too far gone. He never leaves you there. God woos and pursues us, always beckoning us back to him.
LifeLetter Cafe: Talk about journaling – what happens when we take Bible study into this discipline area?
Tammy Mashburn: Journaling allows you to go back through time and see reminders of God’s hand in your life when we are doubting him. Also, journaling helps me to stay focused on prayer, listening, and the Word.
LifeLetter Cafe: OK – please share a favorite “moment” from your book . . and tell us what comes next for you as a writer?Tammy Mashburn: Hearing reactions from readers.
I will be writing through my story of thriving with God’s grace and provision while living with a difficult chronic illness.
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