Thursday, January 29, 2015

God's Zone: Be Still and Know...


[Note from Mary: Christians sometimes get busy, busy -- too busy to hear God's leading over our lives and writing projects. May we be ever still in Christ.]

God's Zone: Be Still and Know... by Richard Hicks

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What the Bible Says about Love: Love comes together in Christ


[Note from Mary: Love calls us to get together in Christ.]

What the Bible Says about Love: Love comes together in Christ

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How Should We Share Our Faith On-line (or Should We Do It At All)? | Cold Case Christianity


[Notes from Mary: May God guide and bless us as we encourage others to come to Christ through our lives and our writings in Jesus' Name.]

How Should We Share Our Faith On-line (or Should We Do It At All)? | Cold Case Christianity 
by J Warner Wallace

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An Eclectic Muse: The Value of a Writing Critique Group


[Note from Mary: Our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook gives a online community of peers, who also encourage and help one another, but being with other poets and writers in person can be such a help and a blessing as this post shows.]

An Eclectic Muse: The Value of a Writing Critique Group by Barbara Vogel Evers

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Faculty Blog


[Note from Mary: Whether or not you're able to attend a writing conference, the questions posed in this post can help you to plan your book.]

Faculty Blog by Ava Pennington

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Power of Story - MTL Magazine


The Power of Story - MTL Magazine by Ava Pennington

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One-a-Day Tuesday, 1/27/15 | A Life Worthy


[Note from Mary: May God help us to hear, receive, and give this assurance to others as we write in all genres in Jesus' Name.]

One-a-Day Tuesday, 1/27/15 | A Life Worthy by Michael Burns

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USE IT OR LOSE IT - Flowing Rivers


[Note from Mary: This post not only gives us a gentle nudge toward writing but helps us to remember our readers and how they often feel.]

USE IT OR LOSE IT - Flowing Rivers by Ibidun Layi-Ojo

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The Man and The Wall: The Magnitude of A Message


[Note from Mary: As Christian poets and writers, we're apt to have a sense of purpose in our work that might even come like a personal message from God. This post can also help you to identify the word you've been given to address in your writing genre.]

The Man and The Wall: The Magnitude of A Message by Dan Stombaugh

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MY PRAYERS ~I ~ 1/26/15 - Joy Psalms


[Note from Mary: These prayers are ours too! May God give us the prayers to pray each day as we write and as we live our lives in Christ.]

MY PRAYERS ~I ~ 1/26/15 - Joy Psalms by Carole Castagna

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The Overarching Power Of The Word Of God | Fruit Of Righteousness Abounding Love Grace And Truth Inc.


[Note from Mary: May God's Word permeate the words we write in all genres.]

The Overarching Power Of The Word Of God | Fruit Of Righteousness Abounding Love Grace And Truth Inc.  by  Jerome Jones

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Gridiron Granny Football Fanatic: RELAX!


[Note from Mary: This post reminds us to seek God's priorities in our writing lives and not forget to rest!]

Gridiron Granny Football Fanatic: RELAX! by Patti J Smith

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Distracted are we? | livingmoreabundantly


[Note from Mary: Distractions often come when we're trying to write, and this post gives us thoughts to consider and prayer about as we look for the Lord's guidance throughout the day.]

Distracted are we? | livingmoreabundantly by Lorraine Sharkey-Wright

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The Faith Log: Finding Messiah, Learning Stability


[Note from Mary: May we see ourselves as Christ does and be quick to tell others about Him!]

The Faith Log: Finding Messiah, Learning Stability by Jeff Doles

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NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS…OR NOT | My Purpose Now


[Note from Mary: To get any writing done, we have to focus on our work without too many distractions, but too much of that too often can remove us from a circle of real, live friends! If that's a concern for you, read this.]

NURTURING RELATIONSHIPS…OR NOT | My Purpose Now  by Ava Pennington

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Bible Reviewer: My Keepsake Bible


[Note from Mary: Usually I don't highlight book reviews, but this one might help poets and writers to improve their own manuscripts for young children.]

Bible Reviewer: My Keepsake Bible

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

In a Christian Writer's Life: Enjoying The Things of Earth


[Note from Mary: If you have ever felt guilty for enjoying life and God's good gifts, read this! If you think holiness cannot abide laughter, read this. If you merely tolerate each day, read this.]

In a Christian Writer's Life: Enjoying The Things of Earth

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Poetry Editor & Poetry: Writing paragraph poems or prose poetry


[Note from Mary: If you've been writing poems with heavy rhyme and rhythm, try something different! Write a prose poem. It's fun!]

Poetry Editor & Poetry: Writing paragraph poems or prose poetry

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ava Pennington: Knowing God through His Names and Attributes @ Heritage of Truth


[Note from Mary: This interesting interview will help you get to know Ava, one of the administrators for our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook. More importantly, the discussion helps us get to know more about God.]

Ava Pennington: Knowing God through His Names and Attributes @ Heritage of Truth

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

One-a-Day Tuesday, 1/20/15 | A Life Worthy


[Note from Mary: When a theme keeps coming up in our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, we might start to suspect that God is trying to tell us something! Today's theme seems to be PRAY! May God give us the prayers to pray in Jesus' Name.]

One-a-Day Tuesday, 1/20/15 | A Life Worthy by Michael Burns

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Road Signs for Living: LORD, Gather our Hearts


[Note from Mary: Several members of our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook have mentioned prayer today, and this timely post shows how the prayers of one person can make a difference! So let's agree in prayer right now that God gives us His prayers to pray in Jesus' Name.]

Road Signs for Living: LORD, Gather our Hearts by Joyce Lester Powell

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Writing with the Father


[Note from Mary: Those of you who enjoy reading haiku will welcome this page of exquisite poems that have been previously published in online journals and e-zines. If you also like to write haiku, you'll be glad to see that Nellie included hotlinks to a variety of publications that accepted her work. Study their writers' guidelines and sample poems, and you might find editors who accept your haiku too.]

Writing with the Father by Nellie Leverette Wasilewski

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