“I will break the yoke of bondage from your neck and tear off the chains…” Nahum 1:13 Say what? This verse from the old testament prophet spoke of the ancient oppression of the Assyrians. The Lord promised his people that their freedom would come from his hand. So what does that have to do … More Are You in Chains?
We can all run to God on our own. But sometimes we need the help and prayers of a friend. There’s something about another person joining us in asking God to be with us that makes it real, encouraging and relieving. Mary DeMuth’s new release, Jesus Every Day, offers us that friendly hand on our … More Need Divine Intervention?
As the year winds down and winter winds blow us toward giving thanks and a white Christmas (unless you’re in Florida like I am), do you feel worn out? I do. This year has been one of the toughest of my life and though the calendar may say it will be over soon, the trials … More Are You Worn Out?
I recently marked my third year anniversary of blogging. Originally I began blogging to build a platform as recommended by agents and publishers in order to help facilitate an audience for the book I had been writing. And yes, I published the book, finished another and have more in progress. But the best part of … More More Than Words on a Page
It’s almost here. The best of the best Christian writing conferences will educate and encourage writers in only two weeks; and it’s practically in my backyard! There’s still time to register for Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference, but you have to act now. Watch the video and you’ll see what writers are saying about this … More Are You Ready?
There is so much great information out there! Sometimes abundant good advice can be hard to sort through. I don’t know about you, but my mailbox is loaded with tips on writing, grammar, blogging and marketing. It’s easy to feel saturated and a bit bloated by it all–a little like you may have felt yesterday … More Throwing Out a Lifeline
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
Sometimes as a writer in the vast world of professional bloggers, published authors, agents and publishing companies I feel very small. One of my favorite authors, Mary DeMuth, wrote a moving and challenging article in her e-zine this week addressing this apparently common issue. Her words encouraged me tremendously, especially since Mary writes amazing stories … More Feeling Small