Weekly Update on My Writing Life

Podcasts I Listened To This Week: The Christian Publishing Show with Thomas Umstattd, Jr, Episode 62 (February 25, 2020), EBook Publishing Tips, Tricks, and Traps with Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. https://www.christianpublishingshow.com/062/ The Creative Penn Podcast for Writers with Joanna Penn, Episode 392 (February 24, 2020), How To Find And Pitch A Literary Agent With… Continue reading Weekly Update on My Writing Life

Quiet Time With God

Time With God “I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.” Psalm 119:147 NKJV 1. Set a Regular Time Psalm 119:147a – “I rise before the dawning of the morning, …” The Psalmist has a regular time designated for meeting God. He rises early in the… Continue reading Quiet Time With God

He Won’t Let You Down

Did You Know God is Faithful?  Yes, God is faithful. He won’t let you down. God’s word says in 1 Corinthians 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Definition of Faithful The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives this definition of faithful.… Continue reading He Won’t Let You Down

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business We all have things in our lives of which we need to take care.  I’ve been reminded of this too many times in the last five years as I’ve had my mother, then father, and finally, my wife die. Add to that several of my friends recently passed into eternity. They… Continue reading Taking Care of Business

One Way to Discipline Yourself for Success In Writing

Success and Personal Discipline Sometimes becoming successful happens by being lucky. Examples of “lucky” success include winning the lottery, finding a painting or first edition of a book at a garage sale or estate sale that ends up worth millions, or having distant relatives leave you a fortune in their will. You might even write… Continue reading One Way to Discipline Yourself for Success In Writing

The A, B, C’s of Self-Motivation

The A, B, C’s of Self-Motivation James 2:17 (ESV), “So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” What Motivates People To Get Going? Pain  Sometimes it takes a painful experience to get us going. Luke 15:14 – 18 (ESV), “ And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose… Continue reading The A, B, C’s of Self-Motivation

Success and Motivation: A Biblical Alternative

Success and Motivation Success and motivation have been interests of mine since my university days. Like two edges of the same sword, I’ve wondered and studied for decades what motivates people to succeed and how to motivate people to become all that the Creator intended them to become.  My interests in this are even lead… Continue reading Success and Motivation: A Biblical Alternative

Developing Our Patience

Developing Our Patience If there’s one thing we all need to work on it is patience. If you’re a writer you need more patience than most because of the slow pace of the publishing industry. We live our lives on the fast track with a microwave or Amazon Prime mentality. We want it now. To… Continue reading Developing Our Patience

Faithfulness

Faithfulness And the fruit of the spirit is … faithfulness. What does it mean to be faithful? It means to be reliable. It means to be trustworthy. It means to be dependable. It means to be consistent. Faithfulness is imperative in the Christian life. Since God desires for us to be like Him, He wants… Continue reading Faithfulness

Does God Have a Purpose for Your Problems?

Does God Have a Purpose for Your Problems? If we are honest with ourselves, we would admit that many of the life problems we face we cause.  Financial issues?  Have you been following God’s principles? Do you tithe? Do you save money? Do you avoid paying interest (buying on credit)? Do you live within your… Continue reading Does God Have a Purpose for Your Problems?