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Dec
19

Overcoming the Correction Trap

When we’re in a creative endeavor it’s easy for us to get caught in the correction trap. We’re creating something and suddenly, the left side of our brain engages, overwhelms […]

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Posted on: December 19, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Dec
17

The Christmas Card Conundrum

I am thrilled to have my daughter, Jennifer Cook guest post today and have artwork/graphics provided by her daughter Abby: Just a few days ago, we all looked at our […]

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Posted on: December 17, 2014 in Devotions, Featured, Inspirational
Dec
05

Finding the Good

“You can’t ‘feel’ your way into a new way of acting, but you can ‘act’ your way into a new way of feeling.”[i] —Bruce Norman   Today’s Verse: “[What, what […]

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Posted on: December 5, 2014 in Featured, Inspirational
Dec
03

Convey Meaning, Not Information

Truly transformative writing—writing that gives information, conveys meaning and helps the reader learn or experience something new and unique. We often get so caught up into information, facts and data […]

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Nov
14

The Beauty of Grace

“You have learned that we cannot fall out of God’s grace. No matter how low we plunge, God’s grace goes lower still. The beauty of grace is that it does […]

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Posted on: November 14, 2014 in Featured, Inspirational
Nov
12

3 Ways You Can Use Categories to Sell Your Books

Typically, as we write, the core message (or in fiction the core conflict) will determine what the book is about. These “cores” do not, however determine the book’s genre or […]

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Posted on: November 12, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Nov
05

The Importance of Knowing Your Audience

When writing or speaking it’s important to know your audience. Even though this concept was literally pounded in my head for years, I blew it once and it’s a lesson […]

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Posted on: November 5, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2, Writing
Oct
29

3 Ways You Can Fulfill Campaign Promises

It’s the election season and our inboxes, mailboxes, voice-mailboxes and TV boxes are filled with people who are making campaign promises. Whichever party they represent they want out vote and […]

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Posted on: October 29, 2014 in Featured, Leadership
Oct
24

3 Secrets to Becoming a Passionate Expert

Many people think they can become an author or a speaker. They are smart. They are good in front of people. They got A’s on term papers or their theses […]

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Posted on: October 24, 2014 in Featured, Publishing, Publishing2
Oct
22

Escaping From the Wilderness of Blame

“If we blame ourselves, we feel hopeless because we can’t do anything to stop what we’re doing. If we blame God, our confidence in Him as our benevolent Father is […]

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Posted on: October 22, 2014 in Devotions, Featured, Inspirational
 

Trust is the winsome wedding of faith and hope.

Brennan Manning

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