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

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

Posts by Joan C. Benson

Speaking Light into Darkness

In a broken world, where is peace? Where is joy? Where is hope? The light of Jesus supercedes the darkness — overcomes it. Find His hope and eternal joy.

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When the Music Stops …

TIME TO PERFORM My granddaughter is an advanced competitive dancer and has been for a number of years. To prepare for a recent regional competition, she and her duet partner had practiced and practiced and practiced. At last, the day had come for their evaluation. They entered the stage as their chosen music played, but […]

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Hello to Donna Schlacter I am excited to introduce you to a romance and suspense novelist who is also my guest blogger today. Donna Schlacter, also known as Leeann Betts, is a known as a hybrid author, who writes squeaky clean historical and contemporary suspense. She has been published 50 times in books and is […]

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Healing for Your Heart Wounds

Betrayal, Abandonment, Sexual Abuse, Death – Heart Wounders Heart wounds can leave a person in emotional or mental chains unable to find their purpose and lacking joy in living. Have you ever had someone betray, forsake, or rob you of something precious? Have you ever lost someone you loved deeply? Before this life is over, […]

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You and Me Steppin’ into ’22

READY OR NOT As you and I step into the milestone called a “NEW YEAR,” you might be approaching it with uncertainty. Or you might be ready to step into 2022 with boldness. You could even accept this new year as a great opportunity for a remake of things you can control. Most of us […]

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Does the Season of ADVENT Mean Anything to You?

THE MEANING OF ADVENT – WILL IT CHANGE YOUR CHRISTMAS? Searching for meaning this Christmas? It seems many more Christians are adopting Advent as a part of their holiday tradition. Are you one of them? What does Advent mean to you, and how does it play a part of your Christmas? For years when my […]

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In the Day of Trouble

In the Day of Trouble My heart is in anguish at the brokenness of my beautiful homeland. Once generally agreed-upon foundational truths, morals, and laws are no longer embraced, and are, at least, marginalized. Even being “patriotic” toward our America, or recognizing our history as one of the most generous of all the world nations, […]

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For younger to older readers …

Today, I have a fun surprise to share with you … I’ve teamed up with 60+fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Middle Grade & Young Adult books to 2 lucky winners! Oh, and did I mention the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader? 😁You can win my historical fiction novel […]

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Book Club Questions for His Gift

His Gift by Joan C. Benson Historical Fiction for Any Season If you have read His Gift and are interested in having a more in-depth conversation about it, here are some questions to guide you. I’m sure you can think of many more. If you are in a small group Bible study, you can make biblical […]

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