June 26, 2024

The Write Time: A Teacher’s Lesson in Waiting | Ep. 011

The Write Time: A Teacher’s Lesson in Waiting | Ep. 011
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Juggling Life, Finding Balance

Today, I’m joined by Karen Shafer, a dedicated teacher by day and a passionate screenwriter and novelist by night. Karen's unique story is a testament to following one's passion and calling while excelling in a career. Karen reveals how her daily interactions as a teacher fuel her creativity and enhance her storytelling in screenplays and novels, providing a fascinating glimpse into how one's career can beautifully compliment personal passions. In this episode, we discuss the importance of listening to God’s voice, and recognizing the signs and confirmations He provides. 


Through her own story, Karen explains how her role as a teacher compliments her writing passion, as she draws inspiration from her students’ stories and experiences. We’ll learn practical tips for prioritizing time, managing the feeling of being overwhelmed, and maintaining faith and trust in God’s timing. Karen shares the importance of making to-do lists and prioritizing tasks, as well as seeking God’s guidance and finding joy in the present. This conversation will leave you feeling inspired and encouraged to pursue your passion and calling, while still shining in your current career.



When Karen Shafer was eight, she gathered her dolls in a semi-circle, named them Anne and Laura after her literary best friends, and taught them to spell. Now, as a middle-school teacher with twenty years to her credit, Karen balances inspiring the next generation with parenting two rambunctious boys of her own, along with pursuing a second career as an author and screenwriter. Karen also serves as Marketing Director for West Coast Christian Writers and as leader of Bridgeway Christian Church’s Haven Writers group. 


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“It's not about what I want, it’s remembering what God wants. And if I remember what He wants, and I pursue what He wants, the joy will follow.”


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