Recent Blog Posts


What’s your biggest struggle as a writer?

This is a question with as many possible answers as there are writers. Some struggle with finding time to write. Some with aspects of the craft like dialogue or characterization. For others it might be show, don’t tell. And what on God’s green planet is the difference between lie and …

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Tested by Praise

“Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.” Proverbs 27:21 (NLT) Okay, I thought, when I recently read this Scripture. That’s interesting. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve read this passage but I can tell you this was the first time I …

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Ponderings on Ministry

Robert Morris, founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, writes in his book, Truly Free, “God has called you into a ministry that’s beyond your own strength. You may not think you have a ministry beyond yourself, but you do.” I’ve long believed that, as Christians, we all have a ministry …

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Don’t Get Trapped

Pillar 6 of the Writing Life As writers, there are certain traps, misconceptions and attitudes we can fall into. If we stay in these traps too long, our writing careers will be derailed, sometimes before the first stretch of track is laid. Trap #1: Everything I write is publishable No, it’s …

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