Madeline Twooney

Writer, Content Strategist, Editor

A Christian writer who loves words and the Word

My name is Madeline Twooney and l am a Christian writer and blogger. I have my own blog, Jacob's Ladder Blog, and l am a regular contributor to two magazines from the Salem Network - and - as well as YMI Magazine, which is a part of Our Daily Bread Ministries. I have also written articles for SheLoves, Converge, and Ruminate Magazine.

I am British, but l live in Germany. I am, however, more than happy to work remotely.

What you will immediately notice about me, is that l am a hard worker. When l am given a task, l will work on it until it is completed to my satisfaction, which is always of a professional quality, as l set very high standards for myself. I am articulate, thorough, and very at ease with grammar and spelling conventions. I believe in being organized and aim to submit a task before the expected due date. Besides speaking English, l am also proficient in the German language.

Communication is of the essence to me; listening to the client, knowing his/her needs and familiarizing myself with the product or service they are promoting, is what makes it possible for me to turn their vision into a message, that will encapture their customer's attention and hearts.

If my words have encaptured your attention, then feel free to get in touch with me per email at

I look forward to hearing from you!


Content Types
Blog Post, Article
More Information
Monash University, Melbourne Australia, B.A. Arts
Berlin, Germany|German, English

Published Content

Blog Post
Does It Matter How I Worship God?

In this article, l discuss the ways in which we worship God and how it matters less if we raise our hands or not; it's more about worshipping from the heart, in spirit, and truth.

June 25th, 2019
Blog Post
3 Healthy Ways to Handle Conflict

Recently, l had an experience in church which aggravated me. However, instead of reacting in anger, l handled the situation in 3 ways that brought me peace, helped me express love, and taught me to forgive. In this article, l share these 3 things that helped me handle conflict in a healthy way.

September 16th, 2019
Blog Post
My Strength Comes From The Joy Of The Lord « PresbyCan Daily Devotional

In times of adversity, this devotional is a reminder that our help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

July 24th, 2019
Blog Post
Not My Way, But God's Way

In this devotional, l share how after a life-changing incident, God directed my path to fulfil my childhood dream of being a writer.

June 13th, 2019
Blog Post
A Love Reaction To Racism « PresbyCan Daily Devotional

On a train journey, my husband had an encounter with a stranger that started out as an act of persecution, but ended in an experience of love, forgiveness, and the opportunity to help someone to know the love of Jesus Christ.

August 15th, 2019
Blog Post
Unchurched Friends

This article is a collaboration l did with Sunday School

July 18th, 2018
Blog Post
Nine Mighty Names of God

In this article, l discuss 9 mighty names of God and their relevance for us today. A collaboration with Sunday School
Blog Post
9 Hopeful Truths for When God Seems Distant

If you’re feeling like God is maintaining radio silence, l want to encourage you that He’s closer than you think. Here are nine truths that can reassure you of God's presence and love when He seems distant.
Blog Post
What Does it Mean that God Is Jehovah-Rapha?

God is known by many names in the Bible. Each name reveals a certain aspect of His character. Jehovah-Rapha is one such name found in the Old Testament and means “The God who heals” in Hebrew.

July 10th, 2019
Blog Post
What Were the Cities of Refuge in the Bible?

The Cities of Refuge were six cities allocated to the Levite tribe in the Old Testament that provided asylum for perpetrators of unintentional manslaughter. Divinely appointed and subject to Mosaic Law, the cities offered offenders refuge and protection from retribution of the avenging family until their case went to trial.

June 14th, 2019
Blog Post
What Is the Meaning of Shekinah Glory?

Shekinah Glory is a visible manifestation of God on earth, whose presence is portrayed through a natural occurrence. The word shekinah is a Hebrew name meaning “dwelling” or “one who dwells.” Shekinah Glory means “He caused to dwell,” referring to the divine presence of God.

May 29th, 2019
Blog Post
Who Was Noah in the Bible? Meaning and Symbols of the Story of Noah

Who was Noah in the Bible? In this article, l reveal the meaning and symbols behind the story of Noah.

May 20th, 2019
Blog Post
9 Inspiring Reasons to Serve Others When Illness Makes it Difficult

Having health problems poses a great challenge to me serving in church. In this article, l share 9 inspiring things l have learned since l started serving in church during my convalescence.
Blog Post
3 Challenges to Worshipping God in a World of Choices

FInding time to worship God when we have so many distractions in our lives is not easy. In this article, l share 3 of my most pressing challenges to worshipping God in a world full of choices and how l leaned to overcome them.

May 15th, 2019
Blog Post
9 Prayers for When Your Friends Don't Want to Know God

We all have friends who we care about, who don't know the love of Jesus. In this article, l share 9 prayers that can help us pray for the people we love.
Blog Post
Am I Responsible for My Friend’s Salvation?

In this article, l share 4 ways l have learned to reach out to my non-Christian friends to share the gospel with them.

March 28th, 2019
Blog Post
3 Ways to Push Through A Dry Season

Dry seasons can affect everyone: Challenges, adversity, and lack are expereriences we all can relate to. In this article, l share 3 things l have learned that have helped me push through a dry season.

February 11th, 2019
Blog Post
If God Is With Me, Why Do I Feel Depressed?

Depression is a mental illness that debilitates my ability to live a healthy, joy-filled life. Yet despite my mental anguish, l believe that God loves me and is with me in the dark and will heal me. He defines who l am, not depression.

January 21st, 2019
Blog Post
What It’s Like to Celebrate Christmas Around the World

This article is a Christmas collaboration l did with other YMI writers in depicting how people celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world.

December 25th, 2018
Blog Post
What It’s Like to Spend Christmas Alone

I share my memories of spending Christmas on my own in a foreign country in this article.

December 13th, 2018
Blog Post
Rebuilding My Life: Making Sense of Burnout and Depression

I write about what caused me to suffer from burnout and depression in this article, and how l am moving forward with my life now.

November 29th, 2018
Blog Post
What If My Closest Friends Are Not Christians?

This article articulates how as Christians, we can embrace anyone in fellowship, whether they are believers or not. I use examples of my own friendships with my wonderful friends, who don't know Jesus, to illustrate this.

November 20th, 2018
Blog Post
How Worship Healed My Experience of Church

In this article l share an experience of fellowship and worship that l had at a prayer house that opened up in Bochum, Germany, where l live. The evening's events healed a lot of old wounds from previous unpleasant experiences l had gone through in my old church.

October 31st, 2018
Blog Post
What I Learned From My Search For A New Church

l share my experience of searching for a church that is a right fit for me. I also mention some of the elements that l appreciated about the churches l visited, as well as characteristics l would like to see in any church l worship in.

October 16th, 2018
Blog Post
I Was Abused: My Journey Towards Forgiveness

l open up about my turbulent and violent childhood as a victim of child abuse from my parents. However, since giving my life to the Lord, l have endeavored to forgive my parents and heal the rift between us. This is my journey.

September 10th, 2018
Blog Post
What an Australian Bushfire Taught Me About Faith

In this article, l recall a childhood experience of a bushfire that raged throughout my neighborhood in Victoria, Australia. As necessesary as fire is in its role of refining and instigating re-birth of eco-systems, as a Christian, the application of fire manifests itself in the same way, to rejuvenate and purify us, to become new creations through Jesus Christ.

August 12th, 2018
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