Joan C. Benson, Christian Author, Speaker, & Educator

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…”
1 Thessalonians 5:11

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Pandemic Lessons from Macy McCombs

I had the opportunity to interview Macy Mc Combs, a freshman at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) when the 2020 pandemic hit our country. It is through her personal lens that I bring some insights today.  So, Macy was thoroughly enjoying her new college life last February–new classes, new friendships, and a new future […]

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EXCITING NEWSFLASH

Today is the official launch of my debut historical fiction novel, entitled His Gift. I am very excited to share with you that it is now available to you to read, review (I hope), and share with your family and friends. I truly hope this story will encourage you. It is based on a true […]

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Questions, Questions, Questions

INTERVIEW WITH ELLA ROSE, A 2020 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE: The current pandemic has shown its influence beyond the curse of illness inflicted on untold millions. We all have stories to tell of the ways our plans have changed in the past few months. Beyond the simplicity of “change,” in many instances, our plans have been […]

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Finding Hope and Peace

Interview with Allison Hicks So, what do you do when you don’t know what to do? When life throws a curve ball, which it always seems to do at one time or another, we do have a choice. We have the choice to yield to an enduring despair, or we can figure out how to […]

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Hopes, Dreams, Expectations

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels So, here you are, looking into the future and wondering whatever in the world it will look like. At certain times in a young person’s life, the future seems wide open with opportunities. At other times, not so much. I know how excited I felt at being able to finally go […]

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The Lifter of My Head

When the world is knocked off its pins, don’t you wonder what will happen next? What is important in life? Are we ever going to find our significance in our busyness of “normal life”? Is acquiring material goods enough? Is being at the top of your game all there is? Or is there something more …?

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Green Pastures – Still Waters

Are You Listening? The other morning, I walked outside to the soothing sounds of a cooing dove. I looked up to find the little creature balancing on a power line. I smiled with gratitude. Flashbacks flooded my mind with the times God has comforted me with that same peaceful coo-coo … often when I needed […]

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Does a Fetus Feel Pain?

Though many do not even inquire, perhaps this is a question that deserves an answer. Many voices in our culture believe women’s rights prevail in choosing to carry a pregnancy to its conclusion, or abort its development. A parallel mindset is the importance of protecting animals from pain. I agree that we should provide humane […]

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