I love that everyone is connecting so much on social media, through webinars, and email. We were created for community. After all, when God created us, he said “Let us make man in our image.” He was God in three persons: God the Father, Jesus God’s Son, and the Holy Spirit so why wouldn’t he/they … More Is It Too Soon?
Everyone has their own perspective… (Sara) Snippets of memories flashed. Bedroom exploits that had left her in tears. Rude comments and innuendos that confused her. And Brad’s many disappearances without explanation over the past six years of their marriage. Too numerous in these last few months to count anymore. They bombarded her with a sudden … More The Many Sides of Tragedy
Faithful followers. I have a favor to ask of you… As we jump into 2017, I’m attempting to amp up my marketing. And believe me, I definitely need help there. Putting yourself out there is, well, not easy. So here’s the request. I wonder if those of you who have read any of my books … More I Need Your Help
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing John Mark Miller, a musician and writer who leads worship at First Baptist Church of Sunset, Texas. John Mark inspires and encourages other Christian artists with his blog and has recently been showcasing various artists. I was blessed to be on his list. What I admire most about … More John Mark Miller: The Real Deal
In the distance, fireworks staccato an overture to 2015. As this year comes to a close, I’m reflecting on all the difficulties, the challenges and the blessings of the previous year. Through it all, the good, the bad and the ugly, God has been faithful to heal, discipline, restore and redeem. Nothing is wasted with … More Farewell 2014
Yesterday, I opened an email from a follower of this blog and a reader of my new book, The Miracle of Us: Confessions of an Online Dater. My tears of joy could not be contained as I read how this person’s life was being challenged and changed by God. In part, as a result of … More Why Do You Write?
My daughter is studying the Civil War for history. As I’ve prepared her lessons, read books, directed her projects and watched Gone with the Wind and Shenandoah, I’ve been struck by the analogy to the current trend in publishing. Not to make light of the tragedy of our American Civil War, nor to imply that … More Does This Mean War?
Who do I write for? An agent, publisher, myself, my reader? The general masses or a specific few? Maybe we write for profit, maybe we write for fun, or perhaps to heal by telling our story. Yet again. It could be, the telling encourages others, or lifts our spirits and soothes our souls. It may … More What Does the Reader Want?
Thank you to http://www.jumbledwriter.com/2013/01/20/very-inspiring-blogger-award-apparently-not-a-joke/ who has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. I’m so glad JW has found my blog inspiring. Since I’m an amateur writer, I feel somewhat honored to have this award nomination. … More An Award Winning Site?
In March of 2011, at the Mt Hermon Christian Writers Conference I met an author, and my life was changed. Sitting in the front row (because I’m like that), I took copious notes and listened in awe as Mary DeMuth shared the various ways she had learned to make money as a writer. Mary’s name … More A Shout Out