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What Is Our Legacy?

Have you ever wondered about what kind of legacy you’re leaving? I mean more than an estate or an inheritance we bequeath to our children or our church. I’m thinking more along the lines of how will people remember us. Maybe a better phrasing is how do we want to …

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Patience Now!

There is a scene in Star Wars, Episode IV, where Luke is attacking the Death Star, about to drop a bomb down a chute to the core of the weapon. His wing commander tells him, “Wait for it. Wait for it.” Did you know the Lord tells us basically the …

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Testing Our Character

Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character. Psalm 105:19 (NLT) In the Old Testament, God tested Joseph. A lot. Mistreated by his brothers. Sold into slavery. Falsely accused of rape. Thrown into prison. Forgotten by those he helped. Did you ever wonder why Joseph had …

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The Blank Page

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.” William Faulkner How many of us hesitate to start writing? Even authors who have been at it for a while have this hesitation. This is sometimes referred to a writer’s block. …

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Do Unto Others…

Most of us have heard of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do onto you. It’s even in the Bible. How cool is that. And of course, there’s the flip side, the negative view: do onto others before they do onto you. But that’s a …

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Leaving a Legacy

Have you ever wondered about what kind of legacy you’re leaving? I mean more than an estate or an inheritance we bequeath to our children or our church. I’m thinking more along the lines of how will people remember us. Maybe a better phrasing is how do we want to …

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THE WHEN OF YOUR STORY

When your story takes place is as crucial as where your story takes place. The first blog in this series, Building Your Story World, talked about the where of our story. This week, let’s focus on the when of our story because when our story takes place will have serious …

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Building Your Story World

All right, you’re feeling ready to start your novel. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got your plot. Now comes the next big question. Where does your story take place? When does your story take place? These two questions are crucial for creating the settings in which and with which your …

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What’s Holding You Back?

Is something holding you back from pursuing your dreams? My dream is to be the best writer I can be. Yet there are days when that seems so far away, I want to give up. I’ve learned that when this happens, the major factor behind it is fear. Fear I …

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Being Equipped

God has a will, or a plan for each of us. Psalm 139:16 (NLT) tells us, You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Each of us is on this …

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