writing

Hesitating To Share Your Story?

A part of me fell asleep…a part of me was stagnant…a part of me felt lost, but I couldn’t have told you what it was that was actually lost.

Making a Healthy Pivot – Dr. Mark Sherwood

Episode #59 – Mark Sherwood was in law enforcement for 24 years when God led him to make a pivot into a new field. Now Dr. Mark helps people function at their fullest through his writing, motivational speaking, and helping people through healthy and practical means.

Arise, My Bride

Rise from the dust, my Bride, while there is still time. Take your place. Take your place by my side. We will war together.

What is Your Creative Child?

Instead of walking away from my completed work, I must lay down my pride and share it with others. Not because it’s a dreaded and scary experience, but because it’s a privilege and an honor to advocate for that creative work.

When His Promises Tarry

Six months later, the first draft of my manuscript was finished, so I thought that all that was left was to edit it and get it published right?
Wrong.

When I Said “No” To God

I realized I was asking God for His blessings in my life and telling Him, “No, I don’t want that!” at the same time!

Dealing with the Negativity from Others

Not only were they just opinions but they were criticisms and judgments and negativity from people whom I once considered close to me. People who I thought would encourage me, support me, and be there for me

In These Days

I allowed my fingers to trace her name. This woman was an important person in the history of our faith, and up until this morning, I had never heard of her.

The Christmas Story: Mary

Mary thought of Joseph. She protested her innocence. “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

The Problem With Creative Consumerism

I knew going into publication there would be a price to pay for entering into consumerism. In exchange for a broad audience, I opened myself—and my creative work—to everything that came with the book publishing market.

Burning the Midnight Oil

We’re the ones who had a joint quarter-life crisis a couple of years ago and decided we were going to finally pursue the things we love to do.

Forcing Inspiration: Part 1

Inspiration is a creative urge that downloads somewhat spontaneously. It doesn’t grow like a muscle through hard work and patience.

A Tale of Two Teachers

This is why we are spiritually weak and we cannot discern when a pretty face is lying to us while holding a Bible. It is because we love the wrong things.

“I’ve Got No Story To Tell”

It didn’t take long to realize that they thought a story was only a good story if it was outlandish. Traumatic. One with crazy plot twists and dramatic endings.

We Write On

You must write with the world waiting on pins and needles in mind.

The Spirit-led Artist: Part 2

As I walk in the Spirit, I can go from work to work, creating the very things I was created to create! Long ago, the Lord planned my life for me.