6 Steps to Recognizing Answered Prayer for Writers

Is it possible to miss God’s answers to prayer? I often fail to recognize the relationship between God’s providence and answers to prayer. As a result, I miss opportunities to give God glory for His work. I also miss opportunities to encourage others by sharing answers to prayer. And I miss opportunities for spiritual growth … More 6 Steps to Recognizing Answered Prayer for Writers

Handling God’s Word With Your Words – Part 2

Ava Pennington equips Christian writers with four important principles for handling God’s Word accurately. … More Handling God’s Word With Your Words – Part 2

Are You Independent?

Are You Independent? Fireworks begin in my neighborhood way before July 4th. But I wonder if some revelers are more interested in making noise than in celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s independence. Independence. It’s in our country’s DNA. As American citizens, it’s also in our individual DNA. We don’t bow to anyone or anything. … More Are You Independent?

Trouble in Obedience

Have you ever followed instructions – doing exactly what you were told to do – and failed miserably or had the whole thing blow up in your face? Or maybe you went out of your way to help someone else, having the purest motives, only for them to end up in a worse situation than … More Trouble in Obedience

Leaving a Legacy

Six years of upstairs and downstairs entanglements and drama. Six years of pomp and circumstance. Six years of loyalties and betrayals. Six years of secrets and celebrations. All ending in 2016 at the end of season six. But it didn’t end there. Downton Abbey, the movie, released in 2019. And another Downton movie releases this … More Leaving a Legacy

Just in Case You Missed These Posts

Our Devotional Master Class has come and gone, but you can still access these posts about writing Devotionals for adults and children. Jarm Del Boccio started us out by writing Tips for Writing Kids and Teens Devotionals. Ava Pennington wrote about her devotional, The Names of God, that refuses to die. Jarm reviewed Reflections on … More Just in Case You Missed These Posts

What’s in a Name?

The gorgeous cover of her new devotional, Reflections on the Names of God, beckons us to open and discover the depth and breadth of God’s character revealed in His manifold names. … More What’s in a Name?

Reflections on the Names of God: The Devotional That Refuses to Die

Ten years ago, I wrote a devotional on the names of God—my first published book, released in hardcover by Revell of Baker Publishing Group. It was also just the beginning. Shortly after that, Revell published a special print run with a proprietary cover for a large bookstore chain. Three years later they again released the … More Reflections on the Names of God: The Devotional That Refuses to Die

The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Writing

We know Jesus promised His Spirit would live in His followers. But what role does the Holy Spirit have in our writing? Join me in examining some familiar Bible verses from a writer’s perspective: The Holy Spirit is always with us (Jn. 14:16) Ever feel as if your writing life is the equivalent of a … More The Role of the Holy Spirit in Our Writing

What Gift Can Writers Bring for the Newborn King?

What Gift Can Writers Bring for the Newborn King? Music is an important part of celebrating Christmas. Remember the Christmas song, “The Little Drummer Boy”? It’s about a little boy who wonders what gift he could give to the baby Jesus. Or how about “We Three Kings,” a song about the costly gifts the magi … More What Gift Can Writers Bring for the Newborn King?