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

Defeating Giants In Your Christian Writing Life

1 Samuel 17:40 English Standard Version (ESV), “Then he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the brook and put them in his shepherd’s pouch. His sling was in his hand, and he approached the Philistine.” If You Are Going to Defeat The Giants In Your Christian Writing Life You… Continue reading Defeating Giants In Your Christian Writing Life

Winter Nights

Poetry Reading Here’s a photo of me reading my poem “Winter Nights” at Barnes & Nobles Kitchen in Legacy West, Plano, TX. Here’s the poem: Winter Nights The frigid nights fall earlier On these chilly winter days And the moon-man mounts the sky Veiled in Metropolis haze The mornings all break later So slow the… Continue reading Winter Nights

Never Too Late

Jeremiah 33:3. It reads, “Call upon Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know!” Has God placed in your heart the desire to share His truth through writing? God has never called a person without providing him or her with the ability to complete the… Continue reading Never Too Late

My Coffeehouse Writing Habit

Where I Write I’m doing my morning writing at one of my favorite Starbucks. I like the location on Preston Road just north of Lorimar in Plano, Texas. I write here most mornings. The photo is of my writing-table. I usually sit at the same table each morning. From left to right in the picture,… Continue reading My Coffeehouse Writing Habit