Tell Your Stories, That the Next Generation Might Know Them

Last week, at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference in Grand Rapids, I shared a story about my friend, Kathy. I called her a reluctant modern-day prophet, a “creator” who did not believe she could create with words, who came to a time in her life when she could not speak, but who used words to …

Break the Resistance That’s Keeping You From Taking Action

I spent the last couple of days at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While I joined discussions about writing, heard talks about writing and even read about writing, I did very little writing. Hence, the blank spot in day #7 in my quest to #Write31Days. Now, I could have posted on …

Investing Our Talents: 31 Days of Selah

“For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” Matthew 25:29 What “talent” has God given to you? What one measure of giftedness has been inscribed on your DNA that makes you unique? In …

Write the Vision: 31 Days of Selah

“Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” Habakkuk 2:2 When God spoke these words to Habakkuk, He was responding to the prophet’s challenge: “How long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?” (Habakkuk 1:2) Often, the same words are on my tongue….will you not hear? It’s …

How I Found My Tribe and a Book Give-away

Nobody operates in a vacuum. Whatever you do in life, you probably have fellow travelers who share your passion — whether it’s cooking, parenting, building houses or writing. I have friends and acquaintances in all walks of life, but fellow writers are my “people”. I’m writing today for the blog at Breathe Christian Writers’ Conference about …

Write the Vision Because Words Matter: Writing for 31 Days

It’s raining in the valley today and I’m having a “connectivity problem” on the internet. Our early morning fog has lingered, transforming the landscape into a misty canvas for the rain-soaked trees visible in the foreground. The view reflects the landscape of my heart: “Save me, God, for the water has risen to my neck. …

Out of My Comfort Zone and Into God’s Plan: Writing for 31 Days

Whenever I leave the safety and comfort of my home and community, opportunities to spot God in the day-to-day are multiplied. My day at the Breathe Christian Writers’ Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan was filled with “God-spots”. Here are a few of them: Willem from Holland who is a student at Moody Bible College and …