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
A prayer of encouragement for my fellow Christian writers. … More Writing Encouragement: A Prayer for My Fellow Writers
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
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the perfect time for reflections. Here are a few journaling prompts to help you reflect and quiet your spirit for the coming year. … More Year-End Reflections: Quieting Our Souls for The New Year
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?
This year, I’m going to be grateful for all the things I didn’t get or didn’t happen as I wished. And for the prayers God answered in the negative. I’m going to thank the Lord for the hard times — the low times — that knocked the wind out of me or caused me to slip and slide. I’ll be grateful for those times I would categorize as disappointments or dead ends, and for people God surrounds me with who keep me humble — those who withhold praise, give criticism or are uncomfortable to be around. As writers, we certainly experience many of the above. … More An Unconventional Gratitude
Are you feeling “buried” or “planted” when it comes to your writing journey?
What difference does it make? … More Oaks From Acorns Grow
Three common questions a writer should ask … More Dealing with hard topics in Christian YA fiction
What does is mean for a writer to practice good literary citizenship and why is it important? … More 5 Ways to Practice Good Literary Citizenship
Suffer Strong: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover I reviewed Katherine and Jay Wolf’s first book, Hope Heals, a few months ago and have been looking forward to reading the sequel, Suffer Strong (Zondervan, 2020). Suffer Strong is different from its predecessor but nonetheless relevant and inspiring for today. Katherine Wolf suffered a massive … More Suffer Strong: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover