Expectations and Cecile’s Christmas Miracle

We all have expectations, whether we realize it or not. Here in North America we expect, even demand, comfort, food and water whenever we want them, freedom to choose where we go and what we do, money to spend on our whims, and the list goes on. In many other countries, people do not have the same … [Read more...]

Awards, Writing, and Motivation

Last Friday I cheered as my two youngest children participated in their annual AWANA Grand Prix. Each child chose a design for a novelty car, crafted it, and then participated in the races. At the end of the evening trophies were handed out to the three fastest vehicles and the top three choices for … [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...]

Plot: What makes readers turn the page?

This past weekend I had the opportunity to be involved in the His Imprint Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. One of the sessions I attended was about plot. Tammy Wiens did a great job of helping us think about what makes readers turn the page. Here are some of the thoughts that were … [Read more...]

A Call to Prayer for InScribe

This morning I was planning to write a post sharing some practical tips on getting writing done. However, God redirected me. For the past couple of weeks, I've been working my way through a Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study using Wendy Blight's book, Living So That. This week we are focusing on … [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...]

7 Keys to Hosting a Successful Twitter Chat

Twitter chats are online, public conversations that take place on Twitter at designated times around a unique hashtag like #ReaderWriterChat. The #ReaderWriterChat will be starting, Monday, April 7th and taking place every Monday at 12 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Twitter chats are a great way to … [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...]

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