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Secrets to Getting Published Part 1

At Writers Boot Camp last month, a cadet raised his hand and asked:

“I know you have time to write, because you’re a writer, but how am I supposed to find the time to write with a full-time job and family?”

I burst out laughing. Here’s why: Continue Reading...

Three Secrets To Overcoming Your Greatest Fears About Writing

Placing words on paper or screen terrifies me.

Even now.

Even after all these years.

Good writing exposes the soul, not just to us, but to those who pass by.

Critics and connoisseurs, friends and foes, strangers and trolls.

Perhaps you, too, have felt fear surge your spine. Grip your throat. Freeze your fingers. You stare. Blank page. Blank screen. Blank look.

How do you break through the fear of writing? Here are three secrets I’ve learned after many years:
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Win The Gift Package Fit for a Queen: The Woman of the Bible Everyone Needs to Learn

When my friend, Liz Curtis Higgs, said she planned to pen a book about a woman in the Bible based on 10 verses, I thought, “That’s impossible!”

A chapter of a book.

A section of a Bible study.

A single talk.

But an entire book that provides meaty insights and life-transformative truths. Yet that’s what Liz has done with beauty, mastery, and grace.

Who is this amazing woman? Continue Reading...

Free Books, Free Books, Free Books—Win Them Here, Now, Today

Summer reading season is upon us. Some gifts have nestled on my desk that I want to share with you.

The first is from my friend and pastor, Michael Hildago. The lead pastor and a gifted communicator at Denver Community Church, he is translating faith to a new generation of spiritual seekers in creative yet authentic ways.

I’m a huge fan. Continue Reading...

5 Reasons to Join an Online Bible Study

What do you do about your weekly small group when your schedule gets crazy?

You can’t find a small group that meets on the only night you’re available.

The Bible study at your church doesn’t offer childcare.

You miss too many meetings because of the kid’s practices, concerts, and the never-ending carpool responsibilities.

Or maybe your church doesn’t offer small groups during the summer because of conflicting schedules. Continue Reading...