Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Writing Fixes: Story on Life Support | Linda S. Clare

[Note from Mary: Writers of short stories, novels, or fiction of any length will, once again, welcome Linda's workable suggestions.]

Writing Fixes: Story on Life Support | Linda S. Clare

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Now More Than Ever, It’s Time for the Church to Be a Thermostat | Cold Case Christianity

[Note from Mary: Have you noticed how God has led many members of our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook to write today about prayer and being quiet before God? Is this time of listening, praying, and seeking God perhaps a preface to a time of action, such as described in the post highlighted below?

As Christians we have much to say! As poets and writers, we have much to write in Jesus' Name - words written in us in the Lord's power to influence others toward the forgiving love of God. In Christ Jesus, our prayers and writings in all genres can help to reset the thermostat! What a blessed analogy! Thanks, J. Warner. ]

Now More Than Ever, It’s Time for the Church to Be a Thermostat | Cold Case Christianity by J Warner Wallace

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Persevere in Prayer: Don't Give Up! - Virginia Lieto

[Note from Mary: Prayer is like spiritual breathing! May God give us the prayers to pray in Christ.]

Persevere in Prayer: Don't Give Up! - Virginia Lieto

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Let Us Rest With God.

[Note from Mary: In quietness and rest, we're more apt to pray, hear God, praise God, get inspired, write poems, be creative, find resolutions, experience the moment, seek forgiveness, give forgiveness, pray for others, count blessings, listen, be attentive, and __________________.]

Let Us Rest With God. by Christine Sine

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5 Tips on How to Write Faster (With Bonus) - Almost An Author

[Note from Mary: These ideas can get you started (and maybe finished!) on that book you keep meaning to write. With summer here, a highly productive vacation or in-house writer's retreat could be timely too.]

5 Tips on How to Write Faster (With Bonus) - Almost An Author by Cyle Young

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Road Signs for Living: When You Pray

[Note from Mary: May the Lord give us His prayers to pray and words to write in Jesus' Name.]

Road Signs for Living: When You Pray by Joyce Lester Powell

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23 of the Most Important Lessons on Writing and Life | April Yamasaki

[Note from Mary: Excellent suggestions for Christian Poets & Writers!]

23 of the Most Important Lessons on Writing and Life | April Yamasaki

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Proverbs & Wisdom » Encouragement for recent times

[Note from Mary: A timely word for us as we pray, speak, and write in Jesus' Name]

Proverbs & Wisdom » Encouragement for recent times by Ashley Ormon

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Kyrie Eleison - 364 Days of Thanksgiving

[Note from Mary: This prayer speaks to and for us and our country as we celebrate our freedom to love and worship God.]

Kyrie Eleison - 364 Days of Thanksgiving by Andrew Schroer 

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The Heart of God: Is This the Right Door?

[Note from Mary: May this word of discernment help you in your writing life in Christ.]

The Heart of God: Is This the Right Door? by Jane Glenchur

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Holy Spirit Empowers To Draw Near For Witness

[Note from Mary: May God put on our hearts and minds the biblical truths we're to pray about and write about in all genres in Jesus' Name.]

Holy Spirit Empowers To Draw Near For Witness by Jerome Jones

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Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Stand!

[Note from Mary: May God guide us as our words stand on His Word in the love and power of Jesus' Name.]

Thoughts of a Naked Alien: Stand! by Tim Good

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Road Signs for Living: Prayer is the Key

[Note from Mary: For a Christlike life, for a close relationship with God, for Holy Spirit empowered words to speak or write....]

Road Signs for Living: Prayer is the Key by Joyce Lester Powell

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Writing Tighter Sentences Part III | Linda S. Clare

[Note from Mary: Whether you're writing novels, writing for children, blogging, or writing poems, less is usually more!]

Writing Tighter Sentences Part III | Linda S. Clare

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Love Wins Yet Again.

[Note from Mary: With the Holy Spirit lit and aglow in the AME church in Charleston, we can see the Light of Christ clearly at work. May our writings reflect this and pass it on in Jesus' Name.]

Love Wins Yet Again. by Christine Sine

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God Only Helps Those Who Help Themselves: Christianeeze 101 - Bryce Pinson

[Note from Mary: Some well-known sayings aren't from the Bible at all! This article addresses that well.]

God Only Helps Those Who Help Themselves: Christianeeze 101 - Bryce Pinson

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Monday, June 22, 2015

My Blog Is Useless | Victory Odunjo's Blog

[Note from Mary: Feeling discouraged about your writing? Others do too! May we encourage one another in Jesus' Name.]

My Blog Is Useless | Victory Odunjo's Blog

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Faith, Fiction, Friends: Against the Flow: Ideas Matter

[Note from Mary: May God guide our words as we write in the power of the Holy Spirit and influence others favorably toward Christ and the church.]

Faith, Fiction, Friends: Against the Flow: Ideas Matter by Glynn Young

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2 Secrets To Curing Writers Block (& Finding Your Voice)

[Note from Mary: Sometimes writers just need a break! Other times not. This post gives good suggestions for overcoming writer's block.]

2 Secrets To Curing Writers Block (& Finding Your Voice) by James Prescott

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PELICAN PROMISE: AGREE TO DISAGREE

[Note from Mary: As you all hopefully know, the Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook exists to encourage writers to build up the Body of Christ through their well-written poems and manuscripts. This post will help! May God guide us in speaking and writing in love about beliefs that draw us together.]

PELICAN PROMISE: AGREE TO DISAGREE by Cherrilynn Ryerson Bisbano

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Jesus Loves Me This I Know - 364 Days of Thanksgiving

[Note from Mary: As communicators for Christ, our words - written, spoken, or sung - can have a long-lasting influence on those who hear.]

Jesus Loves Me This I Know - 364 Days of Thanksgiving by Andrew Schroer 

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Devotions - Something More

[Note from Mary: Helpful thoughts to consider as we write in any genre.]

Devotions - Something More by Cassie N. Weller

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