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Forde’s love of writing began with an early interest in reading, and she particularly enjoys the classics, science fiction, and fantasy. Her life’s goal was to be an author, a milestone she achieved when she published Rise of the Papilion, an adult fantasy trilogy. Her short stories, flash fiction, poems, articles, interviews, guest posts, and devotionals have appeared in various magazines, blogs, and anthologies. She is the co-host of the Radiant Writers’ Community, a group dedicated to equipping writers passionate about sharing their God-inspired messages. She is the founder of Lost Pen Magazine, a resource established to help Christian creatives reach new audiences for God’s Kingdom. Forde also offers coaching and freelance editing via Focus Writing Services. Besides writing, editing, and publishing, Forde is a social worker, and she spends her free time maintaining her Japanese-language Duolingo streak and watching way too much anime.

For information on the Lost Pen Magazine, the Spotlight Blog, submission details, and services offered, visit https://lostpenpublishing.com.

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The Blessing of a Song

Photo by Jefferson Santos on Unsplash These days, watching the news or scrolling through social media often leaves me feeling discouraged and drained. The world is chaotic, full of noise. High tensions. Pointing fingers. But Christians are called to stand firm in the faith, to be rooted in […]

Taking Out the Garbage

Excerpt by Deborah Detering Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash My mother-in-law, in the twenty years we lived nearby, never reminded me to empty my garbage pail. When those I love are having trouble with old hurts, new relationships, or addictions, I want to tell them, “Your garbage can is […]

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Poetry: Jonah’s Story

Poem by Ruth Callaghan do Valle Photo by Alexander Andrews on Unsplash “No way!” Joe said “I’ll put some space between us.” But you know, the thing is He spoke to the One who Spoke space into being Of course He could see  The end from the beginning And meet Joe […]