There’s a dangerous balance between claiming a story is “God-given” and writing a story with the desire to bring God glory. Biblical writers had inspired words driven to the page by God’s own word (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21). We, on the other hand, may feel compelled or even called to write a story… Continue reading Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 3)
Watching the news this morning, I heard more about the attack at OSU yesterday and the fires in Gatlinburg. We’re almost numb to it these days. There’s enough chaos in the world to provide the news with continuous streaming. And while I don’t think we should let these stories shake us to the core, they… Continue reading How to Live When this World Seems in Chaos (Part 1)
Today, I wish to thank each of you for the prayers. A few weeks back, I fell and ended up with a swollen tendon sheath in my wrist. This made writing difficult, but you began to pray. I revisited the doctor this morning, and he reported that my hand is healing well. I’ve appreciated your… Continue reading Praying for Our Needs
9/30/15 ACFW is the primary organization which connects unpublished Christian authors with the industry. I spent some time reviewing one of their pages today. On it, they listed prayer requests a writer should have as they pursue their career. The following is the list from their page. “Pray before pursuing writing for publication. Lord, is… Continue reading A List of Prayer Requests
8/26/15 This question haunts me daily. In the past week, I’ve taken several steps to push forward. 1.) I ordered Jerry Jenkin’s anthology for Christian publishing. It is written each year with the sole purpose of helping writers meet the standards of the Christian publishing industry. I can’t wait for this book to arrive. My… Continue reading How do You Begin to Write for a Living?