Watching for guidance and direction

As some of you know, my parents were missionaries during my early years. This meant that we often spent time in other people's homes with different rules and expectations. My siblings and I knew we were expected to be on our best behaviour at all times. We learned to keep our focus on our Dad. When … [Read more...]

You must be rich: Common misconceptions about authors

Last week at a family reunion, someone asked, "Are you rich now that you're a famous author?" I laughed and answered his questions. Since then I've been thinking more about the question and how I would answer if asked again. Yes, I'm rich: I have freedom to make decisions about my daily … [Read more...]

Writing so that . . .

I'm currently participating in an online Bible study from Proverbs 31 Ministries. We are studying Scripture using Wendy Blight's book, Living So That. She explains: ". . . our lives should not be self-centered and static; rather, they should be others-centered and active, making a difference for the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Soldiers or Soldiers of the Cross?

This week Christians are celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These events that happened thousands of years ago still have an incredible impact on our world. Jesus died so that every person who repents of his or her sin and asks for salvation is able to receive it. Jesus … [Read more...]

What does it mean to be a Christian writer?

During a recent interview I was asked: "Comment on what it means to be a ‘Christian writer’" How would you answer this question? Here's my response: A Christian writer is a person who communicates from a worldview centred on God as He is presented in the Bible. The key components of being a … [Read more...]

God’s Calling on my life

"The Spirit of the Lord and King is on me. The Lord has anointed me to tell the good news to poor people. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts have been broken. He has sent me to announce freedom for those who have been captured. He wants me to set prisoners free from their dark … [Read more...]

So many stories and so little time

I'm enjoying my interactions with fellow authors and readers on Helping Hands Thirsty Thursdays. (Check out Helping Hands Press Facebook Page for more details.) Last week the publisher announced a number of new releases. As the announcements were made, I responded by saying I was adding certain … [Read more...]

Prayer for the Oppressed

I was challenged by Shelley Faust of Proverbs 31 Ministries to write a prayer on behalf of women and children caught in the web of human trafficking. If you are concerned about the 27 million people around the world who are slaves because of other peoples' choices, check out the A21 … [Read more...]

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