writing

When You’re Still In The (Prayer) Closet

A few weeks ago I published a post over at (in)courage talking about not talking about your junk while God’s still working on you. In that post, I shared about the value of keeping your business between you and God while it’s still in progress—l used the analogy of not inviting the entire waiting room…

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Allume, writing

How To Succeed

It’s 4:30 when the alarm goes off. Admittedly, I am a morning person but even at this hour, I groan at the thought of getting up. Most days it’s closer to 5 when I finally roll back the clovers to make my way to the coffee pot, and the couch for time in prayer, and…

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Books

Why We Shouldn’t Strive to be Like Other Artists

If you’ve read here for any length of time, you know that I love sharing quality books with you. Today’s post comes from Jonathan Malm, author of the newly released, Created For More: 30 Days to Seeing Your World in a New Way.   Having a last name like “Malm” pretty much paints a target…

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Allume, Prayer, writing

A Prayer For Writers

  A Prayer For Writers They say writing is a lonely job. I’d argue that for some of us, harder than the loneliness of writing, is the wrestle many of us find ourselves in, between the flesh and the spirit–the stewardship and weight of the gift.  Sometimes, any measure of success (or perceived failure) by way of writing…

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Allume, writing

Before You Can Write

Before You Can Write Every day feels like a trembling walk across a balance beam. I want to do ALL THE THINGS but am severely limited in my time and energy for such a pursuit. It’s a constant effort to find balance between what I need to do, what I’d like to do, and what…

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Books, writing

A Special Announcement, An Invitation And A Giveaway

This post contains affiliate links. Clicking through them costs you nothing more, but helps keeps the lights on here on the blog. Gratzi! …in order to grow, we must say yes to God—yes to admitting our weakness, and yes to confessing that we need His strength. The refining process becomes significantly more effective when we stop…

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31 Days (Creativity)

Demonstrate Courage

Please keep demonstrating the courage that it takes to swim upstream in a world that prefers putting away for retirement to putting pen to paper, that chooses practicality over poetry, that values you more for going to the gym than going to the deepest places in your soul. Please keep making your art for people…

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