The W.R.I.T.E Prayer

By Cherrilynn Bisbano, @chingaling3   Acrostic’s are key—at least when I speak and teach. As I stand in front of the audience, Attention Deficit can creep in and take me down bunny trails. I find it difficult to get back on track without my acrostic. The ladies find it easier to remember the teaching also. Like […]

Password: Truth

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   Password anxiety. I’m pretty sure that’s a thing. You’re compelled to choose seven characters, un-guessable, throw in some capital letters, add the name of a dead pet, sprinkle in a few lower-case letters, include some numeric representation, and, on the whole, the password should eventually grow and evolve into an […]

As Writers We’re also Ambassadors

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson   Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. 2 Corinthians 5:20 I’m constantly amazed at how God chooses to use me in the work He’s doing in this world. It’s humbling and terrifying at the same time. I’ve been looking at this verse, trying to […]

Before You Begin Writing, Think & Pray!

By Lucinda Secrest McDowell @LucindaSMcDowel   “Think before you speak!” is good advice. What about “Think before you write?” Not a bad idea either. And I would add to that, “Pray before you write.” I’ve seen far too much writing launched out into the world these days with nary a thought or prayer as to whether […]

The “Dash” of Life

By Loretta Eidson, @lorettajeidson   The moment we take our first breath, the dash of life begins. It picks up momentum and soars through the years. Therefore, it’s what happens between the first and last breaths that matter most. Whether it’s the birth of a newborn, the decision to follow Christ, or a new job, […]

Season’s Meatings

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   You know how I can tell we’re approaching the Christmas season? I find myself thumbing through a catalog. A catalog. Of. Meat. Potted meat. Pickled meat. Fried and dried and—maybe even poached meat. That just takes us to about page five. Then there’s meat by the log. Meat in a […]

Let God Define You!

By Michelle Medlock Adams, @INwritergirl   Just as I was finishing up my booksigning at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in Orlando a few years ago, I noticed a woman waiting at the edge of the Guideposts booth. “We just ran out of books,” I explained, as I walked over to her, “but I’d […]

Comfort Zone/Chocolate Zone

By Rhonda Rhea, @RhondaRhea   Think chocolate is not the answer? Maybe you’re not asking the right questions. Okay, I do know chocolate is not really the answer to all the world’s problems. But it does sort of make a challenge a bit more palatable. Chocolate-coating our discomforts—couldn’t hurt, right? Sometimes chocolate is not only […]

Skydiving and Skywriting

By Deborah Clack @deborah_clack   My stomach dropped, but my feet were still on the ground. Staring at a man who was four inches shorter than my five feet nine, all I could think to myself was, “This is not who I thought I would be jumping out of an airplane with.” When I initially […]