Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Recognizing Lies and Beating Them with Truth

October 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, God First

If you write fiction, you may know all about crafting lies that drive your characters, but have you ever had to beat the lies in your own real-life story? As I write this, my head and heart are full of the lessons and fellowship of my first ACFW national conference. It is both a spiritual […]

Why I Choose Not to Care So I Can Focus

August 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, God First, Time Management

It was an innocent post. Not innocuous, mind you, but innocent. Little more than a link, really. Within minutes a storm of political debate erupted. Opinions collided on the economy, healthcare reform, Christian rights and responsibilities and elitist strongholds over mercy. Hoo, boy. This shifted my whole morning. I expected to post the link, then […]

Letting Go of My Writing… The Post That Started Me Blogging

July 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, God First, Writing, Writing Moms & Dads

Today I am in mourning. I’m grieving the loss of a love. The loss of an idol in my life. My writing.

5 Bible Verses for Writers

June 19, 2013 by  
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Need some encouragement on your writing road? Here are 5 Bible verses for writers: 1. Jeremiah 30:2  “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a book.’” and Revelation 21:5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things […]

Making Room for Thankfulness in the Midst of Privation

May 1, 2013 by  
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God has been nudging me about memorizing Scripture. I have embarrassingly little of His Word committed to memory, so I started with the verses I have tape-flagged in my Bible, ones I wanted to keep close anyway. I practice each verse for a few minutes a day, adding a new one when I have the […]

When the Creativity Well is Dry

April 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, God First, Writing

“Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly.” -Proverbs 16:22 After struggling with a rough spot in my WIP for a ridiculous period of time, I concluded that my creativity well had run dry. It needed something I simply didn’t have. Thus, I did what […]

Overcoming Obstacles

March 6, 2013 by  
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“Maybe God means all of these troubles to show me that I’m not supposed to be a writer.” Ever feel that way? Somebody tell me I’m not the only one. Choosing a writing career means facing insecurity and rejection, and it means waiting, patiently or otherwise. When I got my first subscription to Writer’s Digest […]

Sometimes Prayer’s Job is to Not Change Things

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Faith, God First

Turn Your Face Toward the Son…

January 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Faith, God First

Change Your Mind

January 2, 2013 by  
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As I started to write this post, the words I typed felt strangely familiar under my fingertips. I checked, and sure enough, I wrote them before in this space last year, which just goes to show that it takes more than a new year to change a person’s mind! The most important change I could […]

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