Simon answered, “Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets. Luke 5:5 (NIV). Some of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen. When Jesus called them, he didn’t offer a lot of explanation on what they would be doing or how they would do […]
Whatever your reason for writing, there’s a cost associated with it—time, resources, missed opportunities. It goes beyond the old saying, “Time is money.” Effort Expended Does writing “come easy” for you? If not, should you consider giving up? Many novice writers think that, if you’re called and/or gifted, the writing should be effortless. In truth, […]
Information: Online Learning Writers, are you looking to improve your craft? You can attend conferences or take writing classes in a college setting. If neither of these works for you, now there are many online courses for the writer needing to improve. The list below contains some online sources for Christian writers to further their […]
Earlier this month, the Christian writing community lost a gifted writer, a joyful mentor, and all-round fun person. Sandra Robbins lived in Martin, Tennessee, about 15 miles from my home. In 2013, I interviewed Sandra for The Christian Communicator. The article was published in the November-December 2013 edition (first rights). I offer it in its entirety […]
Writing for publication is a lot like growing crops. Surprised? The last verses of Psalm 126 celebrate a bountiful harvest. The people who planted the crop had the faith to sow the seed, watch, wait, and, when the time was right, brought in the harvest. So how is that like writing?