Monday, March 2, 2015

Poetry Editor & Poetry: How to ruin an almost good poem

[After your poems have rested for a while, read them aloud and listen for anything that seems “off.” Once you have identified a problem, you can usually find the solution! Not sure? Don’t worry! This post will help you see some common problems to look for as you revise.]

Poetry Editor & Poetry: How to ruin an almost good poem

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5 Reasons Why We Need to Be Brave in the Pursuit of Our Writing Dreams |

[Note from Mary: Many of us might need jobs to support us while we write, but in addition to prayer for God's help, all of us who have been called to write mainly need to just do it!]

5 Reasons Why We Need to Be Brave in the Pursuit of Our Writing Dreams | by  Robert Ssempande

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Meditation Monday – Let Your Light Shine

[Note from Mary: Beautiful word for poets, writers, and other communicators for Christ to read for ourselves and pass on to our readers in whatever genre we write!]

Meditation Monday – Let Your Light Shine by Christine Sine

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Next Generation Evangelistic Network: Communicating With the Next Generation

[Note from Mary: We versus them - or are we all in this together? To avoid separating ourselves from our readers or seeming "holier than thou," this post offers us an excellent perspective!]

Next Generation Evangelistic Network: Communicating With the Next Generation by Terry Dorsett

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Bible Prayers: Praying in confession

[This prayer-a-phrased prayer of confession from today’s reading in the book of Daniel is especially appropriate during the church season of Lent, but also anytime we owe an apology to God!]

Bible Prayers: Praying in confession

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

What the Bible Says about Love: Love and pray for your enemies

[Note from Mary: Who needs our prayers more than an enemy? Whether an individual tyrant, a gang, or a brigade of bullies, our foes obviously do not know the love of God. May God protect us, guide us, and give us the prayers to pray for all who aim to harm us.]

What the Bible Says about Love: Love and pray for your enemies

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Friday, February 27, 2015

The Wisdom of God: Principal Pathway to Your Victory

[Note from Mary: Before we make a decision or write anything, let's ask God for wisdom, then proceed with assurance of this prayer answered in Jesus' Name.]

The Wisdom of God: Principal Pathway to Your Victory by Karin Peavy

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Lent Day #9: What was I thinking? | lorisprayercloset

[Note from Mary: If your church calendar doesn't include Lent, you might think it's all about giving up something. Not! This short post gets to the heart and soul of the season.]

Lent Day #9: What was I thinking? | lorisprayercloset by Lori A. Heyd

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is your world shaken? | Kathi Waligora

[Note from Mary: This quick word reminds us of God's care and the Hand that strengthens us.]

Is your world shaken? | Kathi Waligora

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Bible Prayers: Thank God for being with us!

[These prayer-a-phrased verses from today’s reading in Psalm 138 thank God for being there to strengthen us as we place ourselves in God’s hands.]

Bible Prayers: Thank God for being with us!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

» How to Fix Your Writing Susan Walley Schlesman

[Note from Mary: These tips can help you to improve your writing in all genres.[

» How to Fix Your Writing Susan Walley Schlesman

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Church Sucks! |

[Note from Mary: For insights into the thoughts and feelings of people who dread going to church, read this. For insights into the ongoing importance of the church, read this!]

Church Sucks! |  by Kurt W Bubna

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Seriously Write: 4 Disciplines of the Christian Novelist: The Spiritual Side of Creating Fiction by Janet Chester Bly

[Note from Mary: This post expresses the difference prayer and scripture make in our lives as Christian writers.]

Seriously Write: 4 Disciplines of the Christian Novelist: The Spiritual Side of Creating Fiction by Janet Chester Bly

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The Poetry of Tiwago: God the Poet.

[Note from Mary: This exquisite poem speaks of God and creativity.]

The Poetry of Tiwago: God the Poet. by Tim Good

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Seven Reasons Why You Must Be Purpose Driven

[Note from Mary: Let's agree in prayer for the Lord to show us the purpose to which we have been called - as individuals, as poets and writers, and as a community in Christ.]

Seven Reasons Why You Must Be Purpose Driven by Deji Olu-Ayeni

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Go Ahead and Write! | Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts

[Note from Mary: Regardless of the outcome, a "real writer" will write and keep on writing!]

Go Ahead and Write! | Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts by Lynn Irene

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HEART THOUGHTS: FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS

[Focus, focus, focus!]

HEART THOUGHTS: FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS by Marcie Warner Bridges

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Bible Prayers: Praying with Jesus

[Earlier prayer-a-phrase of the Lord's Prayer aka Our Father, based on scriptures found again in today's Bible reading in Matthew]

Bible Prayers: Praying with Jesus

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Monday, February 23, 2015

In a Christian Writer's Life: Spiritual Ministry Gifts and writing

[This update of an earlier post includes active hotlinks to online assessments of your ministry gifts to help you to discern your spiritual gifts and how they might relate to your writing and the church.]

In a Christian Writer's Life: Spiritual Ministry Gifts and writing

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Writing Your Character’s Thoughts | Linda S. Clare

[Note from Mary: Most writers know how to set apart the dialogue of their story characters, but what about their inner thoughts? This explains well.]

Writing Your Character’s Thoughts | Linda S. Clare

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

GARMENTS: 02.21.2015

[Note from Mary: Instead of covering ourselves with ashes and sackcloth during Lent, let's put on these clothes!]

GARMENTS: 02.21.2015 posted by Miisrael Shields

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Let Us Pray As Jesus Taught Us.

[Note from Mary: You've probably heard Christians say they use the Lord's Prayer/ Our Father as an outline for praying and staying focused on what Jesus taught us, but this post shows us how to do that.]

Let Us Pray As Jesus Taught Us. posted by Christine Sine

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God's help, health, and healing - Mary Harwell Sayler

God's help, health, and healing - Mary Harwell Sayler


Christian Healing Arts: Healing conditions


Christian Healing Arts: Healing conditions