Write Your Story Workshop

My Write Your Story Workshop went very well with 29 participants. Everyone who registered in advance showed up, and there weren't any walk-ins, so from the planning side all went smoothly with enough tables and chairs, handouts, coffee, and so on. I had more than enough material and writing exercises prepared, so the two hours … Continue reading Write Your Story Workshop

25 Self-care Ideas for the Soul: for students, ministry leaders, and everyone

I had been invited to lead a session on self-care for a group of ministry leaders, but my host repeatedly referred to it as a session on "soul-care." After all, the "soul" and "self" can both refer to our inner being, and in the Bible the same word may be translated as soul or inner … Continue reading 25 Self-care Ideas for the Soul: for students, ministry leaders, and everyone

How to Tell When You’re Taking on Too Much

Question: When it comes to self-care, how do you know when you're taking on too much? Answer: Unfortunately for many of us, we often don't realize we're becoming overwhelmed until it's too late! When you start skipping meals because you don't have time to eat, or skimp on sleep because you're answering email late at … Continue reading How to Tell When You’re Taking on Too Much

On the Road with Jesus

This week I received an email about getting ready for Lent, which marks the six weeks before Easter. It's an early reminder since Easter Sunday isn't until April 21 and Lent doesn't begin until March 6 this year. But while Lent and Easter 2019 are still ahead of us, I'm already preparing for Lent and … Continue reading On the Road with Jesus

How to Procrastinate and Be Productive

To celebrate the release of Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength, my friend, Andi Cumbo-Floyd, invited me on her blog to write an article on self-care for writers. I was eager for the opportunity, especially since I loved Andi's Love Letters to Writers and had previously featured her book on my blog. I wanted … Continue reading How to Procrastinate and Be Productive

Living Revision and Listening for the Heartbeat

If you write for your eyes only in a personal journal, if you've written books for publication or aspire to, if you blog or write poetry or short stories or sermons, if you write letters, or have put together your family history for your kids and grand-kids, if you write at all, you'll appreciate Living … Continue reading Living Revision and Listening for the Heartbeat

Christ Is for Us Featured in Author Week

Seven days, seven authors--I'm excited to be part of Cara Meredith's Author Week! My Interview Cara asked me and each of her selected authors the same six questions: Tell us a bit about yourself, will you? What, in a nutshell, is your book about? What was the inspiration behind it? How do you hope readers … Continue reading Christ Is for Us Featured in Author Week

17 Quotes that will Inspire You to Finish What You Write

Today I'm celebrating the completion of my book manuscript, Christ is For Us!! And no, the exclamation points will not be part of the book title when it's published by Abingdon Press later this year. Christ is For Us is a lectionary Bible study series for Lent 2017, so I imagine that the exclamation points would be a … Continue reading 17 Quotes that will Inspire You to Finish What You Write