Thursday, July 31, 2014

Next Generation Evangelistic Network: How To Write A Lot


[Note from Mary: If you've been teaching a Bible class or writing sermons or presenting seminars, you might have a book ready to be published! Terry's post discusses this excellent idea.]

Next Generation Evangelistic Network: How To Write A Lot by Terry Dorsett

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Daily Bible Reading "Delight in the Law of the LORD" (Psalm 1:1-6) | Deborah H Bateman - Author


[Note from Mary: God doesn't want us to pass along ungodly counsel or scorn! If we delight in the Bible, that will surely come through as we write in all genres.]

Daily Bible Reading "Delight in the Law of the LORD" (Psalm 1:1-6) | Deborah H Bateman - Author

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A Life Worthy | A life worth living…a blog worth reading


[Note from Mary: Christian Poets & Writers have a unique opportunity to bring wise words to readers who might not have them other-wise! This word on wisdom can help.]

A Life Worthy | A life worth living…a blog worth reading by Michael Burns

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Poetry Editor & Poetry: Praying with poetry


[Note from Mary: When I began to read the review copy that Wipf & Stock (Resource Publications) sent me of Digging for God: Praying with Poetry by poet-author-teacher-gardener Anne Higgins, I intended to focus on the poems as I usually do in reviewing poetry books on the Poetry Editor & Poetry blog. However, I soon got caught up in the call to interact with the thought-provoking, prayer-evoking questions in the space provided on the back of each poem. So, this little book not only leads us into praying with poetry but invites us to write poems and prayers too.]


Poetry Editor & Poetry: Praying with poetry

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The Fifth Characteristic of a Healthy Church: A Commitment to Share with Courage | Cold Case Christianity


[Note from Mary: May God help us to draw others closer to Christ and the church through our writings and healing love in Jesus' Name.]

The Fifth Characteristic of a Healthy Church: A Commitment to Share with Courage | Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Friend Is . . .


[Note from Mary: What kind of friend are we? This post helps us to see the kind of friends people need and the church needs, too, to bless others and uphold the Body of Christ.]

A Friend Is . . .  by Kurt Bubna

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Monday, July 28, 2014

http://www.lindasclare.com/2014/07/know-when-to-summarize.html


[Note from Mary: Even Christian fiction writers need to know how to make a scene! This post will help.]

http://www.lindasclare.com/2014/07/know-when-to-summarize.html

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The Secret Life of Wax | Antonia Saunders


[Note from Mary: In this post, the poet not only presents a lovely poem but gives you her thought processes in writing it.]

The Secret Life of Wax | Antonia Saunders

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The Third Characteristic of a Healthy Church: A Decision to Live in Awe | Cold Case Christianity


[Note from Mary: In a time when almost everything is pronounced "awesome!" let's not forget our One Truly Awesome God.]

The Third Characteristic of a Healthy Church: A Decision to Live in Awe | Cold Case Christianity by J Warner Wallace


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

5 Ideas for Character Building | A Blog By Ari Schwieters


[Note from Mary: Quick tips for making fictitious characters come alive!]

5 Ideas for Character Building | A Blog By Ari Schwieters

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Prepping the heart for the future | livingmoreabundantly


[Note from Mary: I've been having similar thoughts! May God give us the words to write and prayers to pray for the people of God around the world.]

Prepping the heart for the future | livingmoreabundantly by Lorraine Sharkey-Wright

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An Invitation


[Note from Mary: This uplifting word re-energizes and helps our priorities align with God's.]

An Invitation by John Peterson

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Poetry Editor & Poetry: Review of Rembrandt’s Bible


[Note from Mary: In our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, we often talk about ways to bring unity to the church Body of Christ through our writings. Reviewing this insightful book of Bible-based poetry by Jewish poet Atar Hadari, I'd like to expand that view to praying for a Family Reunion with all of God's people.]

Poetry Editor & Poetry: Review of Rembrandt’s Bible

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Monday, July 21, 2014

In a Christian Writer's Life: Ways to promote church unity


[Note from Mary: Almost a month ago, I posed a question, which began a lively discussion that needed to be more than just highlighted here on the Christian Poets & Writers blog. The insightful comments of many of you in our ChristianPoets & Writers group on Facebook need to be retained for future recollection and ongoing inspiration and also passed on to Bible teachers, pastors, clerics, and other leaders in the church Body of Christ. May these words continue to be blessed in Jesus’ Name.]


In a Christian Writer's Life: Ways to promote church unity

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Waking Up to What God is Doing.


[Note from Mary: May God awaken our senses and ourselves to pray for and write about our oneness in Christ.]

Waking Up to What God is Doing. by Christine Sine

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The View from down Here


[Note from Mary: May God give us the words to write, so we may bring healing to others as Christ has healed us.]

The View from down Here by John Peterson

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Bible Reviewer: Today’s Light Devotional Bible


[Note from Mary: This new edition of the ESV (English Standard Version) published by Concordia includes insightful comments by Jane Fryar for you to “Get the Big Picture” then “Sharpen the Focus” for each book and most of the chapters in the Bible. You can read and proceed however you like, of course, but you’ll find a helpful layout throughout the text and three checklists at the back of the book to guide your choice of a one-year reading plan, a two-year plan, or (what I want to try) a plan to read the Bible chronologically.]


Bible Reviewer: Today’s Light Devotional Bible

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Confessions of a Dying Woman: Excuses, Excuses!


[Note from Mary: These suggestions to show love to others when we do not feel like it also provide good guidelines for our writing.]

Confessions of a Dying Woman: Excuses, Excuses! by Jennifer Travis

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SPIRITUAL PEACE | 70pluswint


[Note from Mary: This timely word gives us much to think about, pray about, and write about in Jesus' Name.]

SPIRITUAL PEACE | 70pluswint by Gerald Staples


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Scan a poem. Write for kids. Overcome writer’s block. - Mary Harwell Sayler


[Note from Mary: Some of my articles on writing have become hard to find, so here are a few of the most popular posts.]

Scan a poem. Write for kids. Overcome writer’s block. - Mary Harwell Sayler

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Do It For Me | Sharon Brani


[Note from Mary: Hopefully, you have begun each new writing project with prayer then researched, written, and revised your poem or manuscript as well as you can. But what if no editor wants to publish your work and/or no one seems to read what you've written? Then what? Then, save and read this.]

Do It For Me | Sharon Brani

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Writing Tip Wednesday–Creating Characters | TIARAS & TENNIS SHOES


[Note from Mary: As this post shows, the more "real" the story characters are to writers, the more they are to readers too. If you know your story people well, you can trust them to carry on and even help you to develop a plot.]

Writing Tip Wednesday–Creating Characters | TIARAS & TENNIS SHOES by Lillian K. Duncan

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The Poetry of Tiwago: Manyness of One - Oneness of Many.


[Note from Mary: We're one family in Christ and at one with the One Lord God, our Heavenly Father. May we always take after Him.]

The Poetry of Tiwago: Manyness of One - Oneness of Many by Timothy Good

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Grateful For Those Before Us | Before The Cross


[Note from Mary: This post shows the importance of writings by other Christian poets and writers over the centuries, which gives a glimpse of the influence our poems and writings can have too! May God guide us and empower our words and our work in Jesus' Name.]

Grateful For Those Before Us | Before The Cross by Mike Mobley

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