Share a Prayer for Busy Moms/Dads

If you have kids headed back to school soon, you can write prayers on your blog related to school - starting back, uncertainty regarding the pandemic, prayers for kids taking tests, and so much more. Just think about everything kids encounter during the school year, and you will have plenty of prayers to share on … Continue reading Share a Prayer for Busy Moms/Dads

Basics of Biblical Hebrew and Greek Can Help Your Christian Writing

As a Christian writer, it's important to be immersed in scripture and interpret biblical passages well. You will often refer your readers to Bible truths, so you want to get hold of those truths for yourself before you write. While you will discover many spiritual practices that can help (prayer, worship, Bible Study, lectio divina, … Continue reading Basics of Biblical Hebrew and Greek Can Help Your Christian Writing

Write a Quick Reflection on Song of Solomon 2:10-13

I love reading Song of Solomon 2:10-13 any time of year but especially in the springtime. The imagery is so vivid that it literally paints a scene of God’s love and His redemption plan for us. As a writer, you may enjoy meditating on this passage and then writing a devotional, prayer, or reflections. This … Continue reading Write a Quick Reflection on Song of Solomon 2:10-13

The Lectionary Companion: An Inspirational Tool for Christian Writers

As a Christian writer, you have no shortage of inspiration available to you. Through prayer, Bible reading, worship, and enjoying God’s presence in nature or in Christian fellowship, not to mention looking at all the names of God, all the testimonies of what He has done, and all the needs lifted up to Him, you … Continue reading The Lectionary Companion: An Inspirational Tool for Christian Writers

Writing While Growing: Some Tips for Christian Writers

A friend and I were talking this weekend about Christian writing. Our conversation touched on a common concern of Christian writers, the concern of writing something that will lead someone astray. I have often told writers (and prayer ministers) that as long as you have that healthy concern, I am not worried about you. You … Continue reading Writing While Growing: Some Tips for Christian Writers

Don’t Let Commentaries Slow Your Christian Writing

When I teach Christian writing classes, I emphasize the importance of Bible study. Christian writers have an incredible privilege of inspiring and encouraging readers to draw closer to God and to dig deeper into His Word. That means writers need to know the Bible and have a solid foundation for presenting scripture in their writing. … Continue reading Don’t Let Commentaries Slow Your Christian Writing

When God Prompts You to Write – Write

I can’t tell you how many times the enemy has planted seeds of doubt regarding my calling as a writer. I’ve also talked with so many writers who feel the same way. I’m writing this first of all to tell you - do not listen to the enemy. He lies! Secondly, if God has called … Continue reading When God Prompts You to Write – Write

Devotional Writing: Two Ways to Begin

This lesson is taken from my online course, "Let's Write a Devotional." While a classic-style devotional begins with a Bible verse and is followed by a reflection (sometimes called a meditation, or story), that may not be the order in which the inspiration comes to you. Sometimes you will start with the Bible verse, and … Continue reading Devotional Writing: Two Ways to Begin

Read as a Writer: A Lesson for Devotional Writers

This lesson is taken from my online course, "Let's Write a Devotional." In this lesson, we are going to read several devotionals. Hopefully, this reading will be enjoyable for you. The more you enjoy devotional reading, the more that joy will come through in your devotional writing. And the more devotionals you read, the easier … Continue reading Read as a Writer: A Lesson for Devotional Writers

When It’s Time to Hit “Publish”

For those who are called to write, I believe it’s important to listen to God’s timing with every piece we publish. Sometimes that means projects are delayed while God works the topic through our own hearts so we can share it with others. But there are also situations where God’s timing is “now” even though … Continue reading When It’s Time to Hit “Publish”