Merry Christmas 2016 and a Blog Break

Cynthia Herron Downtime, Encouragement Leave a Comment

authorcynthiaherron.comAs our week draws to a close, today I’d like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope your holiday is filled to the brim and overflowing with peace, love, and good cheer.

May you experience God’s greatest blessing—the birth of Jesus—in a new and meaningful way. May you sense hope in abundance this holiday season.

It’s surreal to think we’re in the last few days of 2016. Where did the year go?

If you’re like me, some days were a blur—filled with busyness and obligations. Other days slipped by a little more casually—the memories, sharper, but bittersweet. Bittersweet, perhaps, because it’s hard to let go of great moments.


My prayer for 2017 is that we move forward with determination, but that we also relish each and every God-given day. Let’s look toward the future with anticipation, yet marvel at the now we’re living. We are blessed!

This Christmas, as we celebrate the baby who forever changed eternity, let’s truly honor His birth by stepping away from the usual expectations. Let’s immerse ourselves in the miracle and truly revel in the season.

To that end, I’m taking a blog break and I will return on Wednesday, January 4th. 

Please enjoy some of my favorite blog posts of 2016. Come and go at your leisure, and if something resonates, I’d love for you to share!


Yes, I’m a Big Dreamer. Here’s Why.

Six characteristics big dreamers have in common.

Hold the Hate, Pass the Love

The simple solution to the world’s anger problem—one positive thought at a time.

ACFW 2016 Recap

Impressions and takeaways from the 2016 American Christian Fiction Writers Conference.

Social Media Etiquette: Let’s Review

Brass tacks. Let’s talk turkey about social media etiquette. What’s acceptable and what leaves us cold.

5 Reasons Why I Love My Newsletter Family

My newsletter family rocks! 5 Reasons why.

Time to Ditch the “D Word”

Why it’s time to ditch doubt and embrace the faith-based seed of hope. What you should know.



For a preview of what you can expect, check out my recent issue of Heartfelt, Homespun Fiction from the Ozarks. (I think you’ll love it!)

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Let’s look toward the future with anticipation, yet marvel at the now we’re living.


A Heartfelt, Homespun Merry Christmas ~ from my home to yours!



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See you back January 4th ~

Much Love and Many Blessings,

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