Oaks From Acorns Grow

Oaks From Acorns Grow

Are you feeling "buried" or "planted" when it comes to your writing journey? What difference does it make?

Dandelion Wishes vs. Prayer

Dandelion wishes vs. prayer

Dandelion Wishes vs. Prayer Dandelions—the bane of many homeowners who strive for manicured lawns. Adults see them as an irritation. A nuisance. But children see dandelions as a source of unlimited potential. Wishes, hopes, and dreams wrapped up in the seeds of a wild flower. When you were a child, did you ever pluck a…

What do you mean by, “if I can”?

A lesson about faith

Lessons in Prayer for Christian Writers – Part 3

Scripture references: Psalm 3:3-4, Psalm 56:9-11, Psalm 57:7-9 In my previous post on a Christian writer's perspective about prayer, I mentioned the importance of waiting on God with expectant faith. Today, I'll elaborate on what the circumstances were when David wrote his prayer in Psalm 5. We know it was a morning prayer for God…

Lessons in prayer for Christian writers – Part 2

Scripture references: Psalm 5:1-3, Psalm 88:13, Hebrews 4:16 "The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but he trembles when we pray." As I was asking the Lord about what I…

Trust When You Can’t See the Way Forward

Trust

Trust When You Can't See the Way Forward by Ava Pennington Ever feel as if you’re writing plans have gone off track? Maybe you’ve decided there’s no point in having writing goals since none of them have come to fruition. What do you do if your writing life is not measuring up to your dreams?…

Lessons in prayer for Christian writers – Part 1.

Scripture references: Psalm 5:3, Psalm 27:13-14, Romans 8:23-26 In these next few posts, I'd like to share with you some lessons that I've learned about prayer. As a Christian writer, I believe that every word I pen should be birthed from time spent in prayer before the Lord. This is what distinguishes Christian literature from…

Don’t Retreat, Advance!

How can a believer stand firm in their faith in the face of seemingly impossible circumstances? In this post, I'd like to share the lessons I've gleaned while studying the battle records of David's mighty men, in particular, the exploits of Eleazar and Shammah. Now, when we believers read our Bibles, we are often faced…

A Season of Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks in Troubled Times

"Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord." Ps. 34:11 NKJV As a group of writers dedicated to sharing our faith with the next generation, do we effectively communicate thanksgiving and hope in difficult events as well as holidays? Why give thanks? The very first mentions of “thanksgiving”…

My Best Thought

In a very old hymn, Be Thou My Vision, there is one line that I particularly love. “Be my best thought by day or by night.” In modern terms, what does this look like? Let your thoughts be about Jesus and He will keep you in perfect peace. Fixing our thoughts on Jesus can be…

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