Greetings from Sarah Sundin on a drizzly day in northern California. As the year draws to a close, we begin to plan for the coming year. What a wonderful time to feature Dianne Neal Matthews, the author of four daily devotionals! Her newest offering, Designed for Devotion: A 365-Day Journey from Genesis to Revelation, just released, and it looks like a fabulous way to tour the Bible in 2013.
I always fantasized about being a writer but didn't do anything about it. Then in my mid-forties, I began writing occasional articles for my church's newsletter. When a pastor friend urged me to pursue writing professionally, I attended a writers' conference (Write-to-Publish Conference, Chicago area). My only desire was for God to show me if writing was His will for me or my own self-centered dream. He answered clearly that week, and I've never doubted my calling since then.