Don’t Let Commentaries Slow Your Christian Writing

When I teach Christian writing classes, I emphasize the importance of Bible study. Christian writers have an incredible privilege of inspiring and encouraging readers to draw closer to God and to dig deeper into His Word. That means writers need to know the Bible and have a solid foundation for presenting scripture in their writing. … Continue reading Don’t Let Commentaries Slow Your Christian Writing

Devotional Writing: Two Ways to Begin

This lesson is taken from my online course, "Let's Write a Devotional." While a classic-style devotional begins with a Bible verse and is followed by a reflection (sometimes called a meditation, or story), that may not be the order in which the inspiration comes to you. Sometimes you will start with the Bible verse, and … Continue reading Devotional Writing: Two Ways to Begin

Read as a Writer: A Lesson for Devotional Writers

This lesson is taken from my online course, "Let's Write a Devotional." In this lesson, we are going to read several devotionals. Hopefully, this reading will be enjoyable for you. The more you enjoy devotional reading, the more that joy will come through in your devotional writing. And the more devotionals you read, the easier … Continue reading Read as a Writer: A Lesson for Devotional Writers

Write a Prayer

Today's post is a lesson from my free online intro course for Christian writers: Begin Your Christian Writing Adventure! Dear Lord, thank You for helping us to grow as writers. We ask that You will guide us, so that Your heart will shine through each word we write. In Jesus' name. Amen In the last … Continue reading Write a Prayer