The Muse, Transformational Grammar, and Writing

Have you ever had a muse, or a muse-like experience where you felt so passionate, or “taken over” by a creative spirit or compulsion to express and create? This is more than just “in the zone” … it’s almost as if someone or something takes over and writes for you. Four examples of a muse… Continue reading The Muse, Transformational Grammar, and Writing

How to Hang On

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. — 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV) Is life getting you down? Do you feel like you’re at the end of your rope? Here are seven Biblical principles on how to hang on… Continue reading How to Hang On

Devotional: How to Get a Grip on Your Temper

How to Get a Grip on Your Temper Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. Proverbs 16:32 1. Remember the Results A hot tempered man gets into all kinds of trouble. Proverbs 29:22… Anger causes mistakes. Proverbs 14:29 People with hot tempers do… Continue reading Devotional: How to Get a Grip on Your Temper

Devotional: Life and Problems

Are you facing problems in your personal life, business life, family life, relationship life, creative life, spiritual life? We need to realize that life is a series of problem-solving opportunities. The problems you face will either defeat you or develop you. It all depends on how you respond to them. Romans 8:28 says, “And we… Continue reading Devotional: Life and Problems

Devotional: Remembering To Remember

Psalm 103 teaches us to remember. “Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is withing me, bless His Holy name.” Psalm 103:1 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10 “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his… Continue reading Devotional: Remembering To Remember

Devotional: Overcoming Habits

Have you ever struggled overcoming habits in your life? I know I have. The current battle is with weight and proper eating habits. I am on a mission to reduce my weight, lower my blood pressure and cholesterol as well as triglycerides. It is a huge challenge. I realize I cannot do this in my… Continue reading Devotional: Overcoming Habits

Devotional: You Visit the Earth and Water It

God visits the earth and waters it. He does this by providing rain. I love rain. Many people dislike it. I love it. Why should I love rain? It’s not easy for people to understand, but I will try to explain. Rain is a precious gift from God. It falls from the sky. Sometimes it… Continue reading Devotional: You Visit the Earth and Water It

Sunday, IKEA, and Oz

Today is Sunday, July 7, 2013. Speaking of Sunday … here is my weekly weight loss update. I have dropped from 200 pounds to 196 pounds in the last week. Walking 10,000 steps in a day several day during the week helped. 10,000 steps is about 4 miles. I also stopped all M&M, Kit Kat… Continue reading Sunday, IKEA, and Oz

Five Principles for Christian Writers

Five Principles for Christian Writers: Walk in a Manner Worthy of Your Call to Write Text: Ephesians 4: 1 – 6 Focus: Ephesians: 4: 1b – 3 Are you a Christian writer that writes inspirational fiction or devotions to encourage Believers in Jesus Christ? Maybe you are a writer whose drive is sharing Christian themes and… Continue reading Five Principles for Christian Writers

Devotional: Two Special Birthdays

July is the birthday of America. July is also my spiritual birthday. What’s that? You don’t know about spiritual birthdays? My physical birthday is the day I was born. It was November 25, 1953 at Brooke Army General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. My spiritual birthday is when I was born again. It is when… Continue reading Devotional: Two Special Birthdays