Wisely making use of every opportunity

"Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is." Ephesians 5:15-17 This last week I had two friends ask me the same question in different ways: "Give … [Read more...]

Encouragement to Persevere

This is week 5 in our Made to Crave Action Plan study. Here are some great quotes from Lysa Terkeurst: "Our goal is not a number on the scale. Our goal is to be absolutely at peace—emotionally, physicallyand spiritually." "Our scale can measure what our body weighs, but it can never measure our … [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...]

Embracing the Equation for Weight Loss

This week in our Made to Crave Action Plan journey, the theme was: "Embrace the equation: Exercise AND Reduce Calories". Since the beginning of January I have been very intentional about getting exercise. However, I haven't been as intentional about reducing calories, other than making sure I drink … [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...]

4 Ways I’m Involving my Family in my Writing

Today our Balanced Challenge is: "How can you get your kids involved in what you're working on? How can they experience what your job is like and contribute to it? This was a good question for me to think about. Often when I think about my writing, I don't take the time to think about how it will … [Read more...]

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