I am Mary Jane Humes, aspiring Christian author and occasional blogger. I live in the great American state of Pennsylvania with my husband Joseph, our loving cats, a wonderful dog and a cute bunny. We attend Victory Bible Church.
For several years I taught Sunday School at our church. My Sunday School class became popular with adult ladies. I realized that that my strength was reaching out with Bible knowledge to adult lades both to teach and encourage them in their Christian lives.
I discovered that many Christians, especially adult ladies, do not know about Bible stories. I started writing my books based upon the stories of the Bible. While I use the word “stories” and they are, all Bible stories are true historical facts presented in narrative form. The Bible is true and all that is contained in it is factual.
While every Christian should read the entire Bible, and many do, I have found that we, (me included) sometimes read without much comprehension at times. Preaching, while very necessary, does not usually teach the Bible stories. Usually these accounts of the men and women of the Bible are only taught in a Sunday School or a Bible study setting. Sadly many Christians are not very familiar with the Bible stories.
These Biblical accounts are included in the Bible for more than our entertainment. They are recorded for our instruction. However we cannot be instructed in what God has for us to know if we are not even familiar with the stories themselves.
David’s Heart came about after I had taught on the life of David in my Sunday School class for many months. I was sad to have it finally come to a close. When I considered writing a book, I was not sure what to write about. I got some good advice: “Write about what you know and what you are passionate about.” After praying for direction and ideas and considering different topics, my mind kept coming back to David. This was something that I was familiar with and was passionate about. So I started writing David’s Heart.
I made David’s Heart into a devotional type of book. One of the things that I tried to instill into my Sunday School students was the importance of having a daily devotions. I believe that every Christian needs to take time daily to pray, read and even study the Bible. David’s Heart is written as a month long devotional to help women both learn about David’s life and to apply his experiences to their own modern day Christian walk.
Esther’s Heart (Coming Soon!)
After I finished and relinquished David’s Heart into the competent hands of my editor, I started to write a similar devotional book about Queen Esther. The book of Esther in the Bible is my personal favorite. Look for updates about Esther’s Heart coming soon!
About Musings By MJ
While I was in the process of finishing David’s Heart, I realized that as an author, I needed a website. I had previously toyed with the idea of becoming a blogger but I soon realized that my true love was creating books. This website was developed since I knew I needed to have an internet presence as I continue my personal writing journey. Hopefully some of what I share in the blog will encourage and help other Christian writers.
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