Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Friends - Lynn Blackburn

Lynn Blackburn
Although Lynn and I have not had the chance to meet face-to-face, a connection was formed from the first time we read one another's blog. Lynn has a way of writing all her own. She pulls you in with her anecdotes and transparency. Funny and poignant, Lynn will inspire you to move to the next level with your heavenly Father.

Welcome, Lynn!

(1) Tell us a little about your family and growing up years.

I grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and upstate of South Carolina.I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and I’m still very close to myparents and sister. She just moved five minutes away and I’m loving havingher nearby!

(2) When did you know God was calling you to write?

I only started writing a few years ago, but I felt sure of my calling atthe Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in 2010.

(3) Who is a person that is making and has made a strong impact on your life, and why?
I’ve been blessed with many wonderful role models. Right now, my children are making the biggest impact on me. They keep me on my toes—and on my knees.

(4) What is your life verse?

I don’t have just one. But related to my writing, I love Psalm 138:8 ~ TheLord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, enduresforever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

(5) Other than Jesus, what Bible hero would you like to talk to?

Peter! Big mouth, big mistakes, big impact for the Kingdom :-)!

(6) What in depth Bible study would you recommend to my readers?

I love Beth Moore, Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and just recently discovered Kelly Minter. All of them have wonderful Bible studies that are perfect for women of all ages.

(7) Tell us of how you came to a saving relationship with Christ?

I can’t ever remember not knowing about God, but I do remember the night Iaccepted the sacrifice Jesus made for me. I was four. I remember the conviction I felt and that I refused to go to sleep until I had asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and come into my heart. And I remember the peace that flooded through me when I knew He had.

(8) Please give a word of encouragement and hope to my readers who may be struggling today.

When I’m down, it’s the Psalms I turn to. Right now, it’s Psalm 119:132that I’m dwelling on. Turn to me and be gracious to me as is your way withthose who love your name. I love this - and maybe some of you need thisreminder today - that God’s usual way of dealing with us is to be graciousand merciful.

Lynn lives in upstate SC and blogs at


  1. I always enjoy your Friday Faves, Jamie!

    Great interview, Lynn. :)

  2. Thanks for highlighting Lynn, Jamie. She's one of my faves, too!

    I pray God's continued blessings in the new year!

  3. I enjoyed the interview Jamie and Lynn! Thank you :)

  4. Hello Lynn,

    Nice to meet you. Hi Jamie!! Happy New Year to you dear,

    Love, Hester ;)