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Keep traveling

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act. Travel steadily along his path. Psalms 37:34, NLT


School is out and vacation season has officially arrived. Many of us will now pack our suitcases and travel to various destinations for a fun-filled vacation. Whether our travels are on a road trip from one state to another or in the air flying to our favorite vacatio...

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ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR YOUR GRADUATION?

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Don’t get discouraged and give up, for (you) will reap a harvest of blessings at the appropriate time. Galatians 5:7 NLT


It's graduation season and I always enjoy every graduation I attend.  Because it’s a reminder that the early morning rising for classes and the grueling late night study sessions have finally paid off. 



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Is it time for your name to change?

Posted on May 7, 2019 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)



What’ s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram; now you will be known as Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. Genesis 17: 5, NLT

 


Did you know that when God changed a person’s name, it was usually to establish a new identity? According to: www.gotquestions.org/name-ch...

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YOU CAN GET BACK UP AGAIN!

Posted on April 30, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)

On a beautiful and breezy Sunday afternoon , on the 18th hole on one of the the most beautiful golf courses in the world,  Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters tournament and his 15th major title. But this was a different win for Tiger Words, for this victory was accomplished after he got back up again.


You see, Tiger Woods had fallen down. He had fallen to person...

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Are you guarding your writing time?

Posted on April 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm fascinated by the soldiers assigned to stand guard at Buckingham Palace to protect the queen and her family. For in spite of the many distractions and other annoyances they encounter from tourists, sightseers, pests, and the weather they never allow their distractions to deter them from their assignment to protect the queen.


Like the guards at Buckingham Palace, you have been ...

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How are you acting today?

Posted on April 15, 2019 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (1)

What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? James 2:14, NLT


How many times have you told yourself you are going to write the book God has placed on your heart and mind to write, but it’s still not written?

 

Those given the charge to write for ministry must demonstrate their calling by their actions. For example, Noah, being warned of God that he would destroy the world, acted...

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WHERE DO I GET MY WRITING IDEAS?

Posted on April 9, 2019 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)


In an recent documentary about his life,an aged and famous singer was asked where he got his ideas for his great and enduring songs. Without hesitation, he responded: “I just listened-in and observed the world around me.”


In her book, An Introduction To Christian writing, Ethel Herr says that   ‘’Ideas swarm around us everywhere – in...

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Are you an eagle or a hippopotamus?

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (3)

 

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. Carl Sandburg


Every so often I run into them on my journey as a Christian author. And every time I encounter them, I have a choice - to overcome them or let them overcome me. 


What are they? The calling blockers. In the book, How to live your calling, the auth...

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Are you expecting rain?

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Seven times Elijah told him to go and look out toward the sea, and seven times he went. I King 18:43


After a long drought in Israel God told Elijah he would send rain. But when Elijah told his servant to look out towards the sea for a rain cloud, his servant came back and told Elijah he didn’t see one. So Elijah sent him again and again until his servant finally came back with a good report.

How many times have you submitted a poem, article, short story or manusc...

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I have no choice!

Posted on April 2, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

God has chosen me and given me this sacred trust and I have no choice. I Corinthians 9:17


While I have worked part-time for a number of years since beginning my journey to write professionally, I am currently looking for a full-time job.

But as a former full-time employee, I understand what returning means. It means I may not have as much time to write as I had before. It means I may not have as much mental energy as I had before. It means I may not have as much...

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