The delightful new book A Posy of Wildflowers was written by Eileen Moynihan. It’s a children’s book of poetry that parents will also enjoy reading to their little ones. Who wouldn’t love a book of poems about Irish wildflowers and trees including their Irish names? Read more “Eileen Moynihan Writes A Posy of Wild Flowers”
Is it for wealth? Is it a game, a compulsion, or a curiosity?
I believe for many of us, writing is a calling. It may be a ministry to GOD Himself, a means of prayer and relating to Him. It may be a ministry to others, a bit of evangelism or theology. It may be to encourage spiritual healing or growth, for ourselves — a kind of cathartic experience — or for others. But whatever the incentive, as followers of Jesus, I believe it is a mission and a calling to write, and we can take it seriously, respecting it is a purpose given to us from Father GOD.
Don’t underestimate the importance of your scribblings
I have been stuck inside for weeks now. Depression was hovering around nipping at my sanity and dragging at my health. That heavy feeling settled around my heart and mind no matter sunshine or storm. There is something really depressing about not having a choice to either go do something or not do it. When you can choose to run to the store or have to wait until Tuesday morning at 6 am to go to the store. But this is just a tiny taste of what it must have been like to be a slave back in Jesus’ time.
I know beyond any doubt that God can be trusted. He has been true and faithful my whole life even when I decided to turn my back on Him. Dark days those were, too. God never forsook me, never denied me, and remained faithful even when I was unfaithful.
I was angry with God’s children, not with Him. Those children had belittled me, had bullied me, and had berated me. I had been teaching Sunday School since 1972! How could they treat me so callously? So I turned my back on the church and the people within it. Still read my Bible, still told Bible stories to my children, but I got tired of being the spiritual leader of my own home while my husband slept.
However, I never got to the point of unbelief in God, but the oppression was as heavy then as it seems today. Read more “Feeling a bit stale? In a rut?”
What are your New Year’s Resolutions as a writer? What? You didn’t make any? Well, here are some suggestions for 2020 especially and specifically for writers that Christian Authors Community & Services highly recommends.
I will not:
- Let other people’s negative opinions affect how I feel about my writing ability.
- Rewrite a sentence to avoid grammar or syntax that I’m not sure about, instead of looking it up.
- Hit send before I proofread.
- Give up before my writing gets published.
by Sarah Tun
Get out of the rut.
There are so many ideas…. and so many distractions.
How do you manage to make the time to focus and choose amongst the many ideas that float around in your mind in order to get onto the page something concrete and worthy of reading?
That’s today’s question.
And here are some steps towards achieving a satisfactory answer. Read more “How to Get What’s in Your Head onto the Page”