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...]

7 Spring Cleaning Tips for Writers

It’s officially springtime on the calendar. Our thoughts often turn to spring-cleaning our houses - getting rid of the extra layers of dust and grime that have accumulated over the long winter. Perhaps it's time to think about doing some spring-cleaning in our writing lives too. Here are seven areas … [Read more...]

From Miserable to Amazing: The importance of Attitude

The above quote is from Charles R. Swindoll. He also says, "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." In Chapter 8 of Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom, Tricia Goyer has two lists. The first one is titled: How to Make Today Truly Miserable. "Open your eyes … [Read more...]

Sorting through the time crunch

Today's assignment in the Balanced Challenge is one that I know I'll have to keep coming back to. I don't know about you, but for me it's often a challenge to figure out how I'm going to make the best use of each 24 hour segment God gives me. There just isn't enough time to do everything. Tricia … [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...]

Pursuing Holiness, One choice at a time

This morning I read Ephesians 4:14-24. Here are a few thoughts that "jumped out" at me as I read: I am not to be like a child who is easily tricked and led astray (vs. 14) I am to allow God's truth to ground me (like an anchor) and help me mature in my faith (vs. 15) I need to choose to reject … [Read more...]

Advice to Beginning Writers

NOTE: This is week 4 of our Writers' Blog Hop. The theme this week is advice I'd give to a newbie writer. Click on the link below to check out what other writers have to say about the topic. Dear Beginning Writer, It wasn't too long ago that I stood in your shoes. Although I've been an avid reader … [Read more...]

Dealing with stress in a healthy way

I'm starting week 7 of my journey to fitness. The excitement has worn off and some days exercising is just plain hard work. I've seen progress, especially in the first few weeks -- I'm down ten pounds and five inches. I've hit the first plateau, where my body is saying, "Hey, wait a minute. Let's … [Read more...]

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