Author Archives: Jennifer Slattery

About Jennifer Slattery

Novelist and speaker Jennifer Slattery, also writing as Jen Pheobus, uses humor, grace, and truth to inspire God's children to live abundant, Christ-centered lives. She does content editing for Firefly, a southern fiction imprint with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and is a regular contributor to Crosswalk.com; Internet Cafe Devotions; Faith, Friends and Chocolate; and manages the social media for Takin’ it to the Streets, a ministry that serves Omaha’s working poor and homeless. She’s placed in numerous writing contests and her work has appeared in numerous compilations, magazines, and e-zines.

Has Your Schedule Taken You Hostage?

When was the last time you had a pajama day? When you spent an unscheduled afternoon with your family? When you reached the end of your to-do list? If these questions stirred a longing within, you might find my post … Continue reading

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Christmas… What if There’s More to the Story?

The Woman, the Child and the Dragon~The Adventure Awaits: The Choice is Yours I never expected to hear a Christmas story that began in the book of revelations. A woman, a baby, and a powerful, murderous dragon lurking, waiting, watching… … Continue reading

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Dealing with Holiday Stress by Eileen Rife

Aunt Edna plunges through the front door loaded down with gifts. On her heels, Uncle Henry grumbles about the cost of fuel. Popping gum with cell phone glued to her ear, niece Marcie stomps in, plops on the couch, and … Continue reading

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When Life and Fiction Collide

I was in a hurry. Shortly before a meal I’d intentionally planned to be simple, I received new and crucial information that turned my easy preparations into a grease-splattering mess. The food: Nachos, an easy, widely enjoyed finger food that … Continue reading

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Stories that Ask for More by Eileen Rife

  Have you ever asked yourself why you read? Maybe you love a good mystery simply for the delicious spine-tingling suspense, or a horror story for the sheer terror the villain evokes. Perhaps you enjoy a love story that makes … Continue reading

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Literacy Decline?

Oh, the changes that have come to modern literature! Sentences and paragraphs have gotten shorter. White space has increased. The stakes have gotten higher, for if they didn’t, our texting, tweeting, movie-watching culture wouldn’t read past page one. Are we … Continue reading

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I wanted it so badly I could taste it. I had studied the guidelines, examined the reader profile, and scanned back issues. I was ready. Setting fingers to keyboard, I delved into writing an article for a well-known Christian magazine. … Continue reading

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