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My name is Rebecca Benston. I’m a Christian. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a writer. I’m a thinker. When I write fiction, I am usually writing a mystery series called The Rona Shively Stories. My P.I. character, Rona Shively is feisty, fearless and fabulous and is usually caught up in something she doesn’t want to be caught up in. In addition to this series, I also have a blog called Higher Ground for Life. Through this blog, I’m hoping to reach women or anyone who is seeking to develop a relationship with God and give them inspiration to get out there and follow His path for their lives!
I also have a blog called Leading the Follower. This one is my favorite. I write about religion, faith, spirituality and all that goes along with it. What we believe, what we don’t believe, what we are told to believe and how society feels about believing in general. I do a lot of testifying here and some of what I say may make you angry. Most of it will make you think. Some of it will make you cry. Any of it could make you laugh. It’s really up to you.

If you are looking for practical advice, honest conversation, and no nonsense observations about living in today’s world, check out my blogs at and and and And if you’re so inclined, you can purchase my books and some other great, inspirational works from Higher Ground Books & Media at

Be blessed!

First Chapter Fridays! I Don’t Want to Be Like You by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

I Don’t Want to Be Like You is Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta’s true story about growing up in the 1970s and having to deal with bullying–both physical and verbal–on a regular basis. This book is bold and honest. It’s also positive, written with no resentment and only growth. You can get the rest of the story on…

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Today’s Pondering~Waking the Woke

Was it the enticement of free donuts, free beer, gift cards, work incentives, or maybe even the threat of losing one's job? Was it the constant bombardment by the media and social media of all of the wonderful reasons why we must all stand together and take the shot? Please tell me you weren't mesmerized by John Legend's heartfelt virtue signaling in his recent Walgreen's commercials. I hope those things weren't all you needed to convince you to step into the lion's den.

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Today’s Pondering~Action?

Journaling helps us to sort out the emotional impact of life and in a world filled with volatility, sorting it out is vital to maintaining your peace and your sanity. There is so much happening these days that it can be difficult to know which rabbit to chase first. Especially if you are someone who…

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Today’s Pondering~Virtuous Detriment

Exodus 1:9-11 New King James Version 9 And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; 10 come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.” 11 Therefore…

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