Category Archives: Writing and Marketing

What if Your Church Vanished?

May 17, 2018

The following article, What if your Church Vanished?, was published in my local paper, The News Herald, on April 27. Hundreds of churches are sprinkled across Burke County’s towns and tucked away in its back roads. With all sizes and denominations, there’s something for everyone who’s interested. My church is about to break ground on […]

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Taking the First Step

August 11, 2017

Sometimes you just have to take the first step. Even when you don’t know for sure that there will be ground under your feet. For years now, I’ve talked about quitting my job. It’s a fine job; I’ve met wonderful people and had great opportunities (especially getting my writing degree). But my life’s dream has […]

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Finding Your Voice

April 25, 2017

Everbloom launches today! Everbloom is written by women Redbuds, my writing guild. I’m humbled to be one of the authors among such a talented group, and proud to be part of something so wonderful. I couldn’t put my copy down! It contains cathartic stories of pain, loss, struggle, beauty, and redemption. From the beginning, our hope for this book […]

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What’s Wrong with Buzz Words?

March 29, 2017

You hear buzz words all the time. On the television news, in church services, in business meetings. They are the current jargon used by newscasters and politicians, public speakers and people who want to appear trendy. Or should I say on trend? Unoriginal or Relevant? There’s a place for buzz words. They show that you have […]

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One of the Hardest Questions: Do You Like Me?

March 10, 2017

Last week, I had to bury my pride and allow an invitation to be sent to all my friends and acquaintances, asking them, “Do you like Taryn R. Hutchison?” I felt like I was transported back to junior high. Facebook morphed into the friend I dispatched to ask a certain boy’s pal to find out if […]

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