THE IMPORTANCE OF HOPE Hope, second of the three great virtues named in 1 Corinthians 13, can be hard to come by, in life or writing. Refresh Your Hope, third in Lori Hatcher’s “Refresh” devotional series, reminds readers that the essence of hope is found, not in our circumstances, desires, or positivity, but in the character, work, … More Infusing Hope into Your Life and Writing: A review of Lori Hatcher’s ‘Refresh Your Hope’
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 … More Lessons in prayer for Christian writers – Part 1.
“It is necessary to be hopeful to write successfully for children, yes, because children themselves are generically hopeful, but the quality of hopefulness is not an immature quality.” -Natalie Babbitt ( pp 42) Natalie Babbitt’s book Barking with the Big Dogs is a collection of her essays and speeches written over several years. In all the … More Barking with The Big Dogs: Hope and Honesty for Children by Karley Conklin