As a Christian writer, you have no shortage of inspiration available to you. Through prayer, Bible reading, worship, and enjoying God’s presence in nature or in Christian fellowship, not to mention looking at all the names of God, all the testimonies of what He has done, and all the needs lifted up to Him, you … Continue reading The Lectionary Companion: An Inspirational Tool for Christian Writers
Does your church ever use "responsive readings" in your worship services? If you've grown up in a liturgical tradition, you know immediately what responsive readings are. If you are from a church tradition that doesn't use much liturgy, you might not be familiar with this. As a writer, creating responsive readings is one way you … Continue reading Have You Thought about Writing Responsive Readings?
Does your church have more than one service on Christmas Eve? Or special services leading up to Christmas? Did you know sometimes it is a challenge for the pastor and church staff to come up with fresh ideas for the service, and especially for the bulletin? Let alone, the materials to advertise the service. I … Continue reading Writing for Christmas Eve
The Advent season will be here soon. A wonderful way to celebrate is by writing devotionals. There are so many creative possibilities to explore. You can write Advent devotionals personally, as a family, or as a church. Personal Devotionals Advent is a great season for writing creatively and for reflecting on scripture in your writing. … Continue reading Advent Is a Great Time for Writing Devotionals
Have you considered how you can use your writing gift to speak encouraging words to a child? Every month I have the privilege of sending a letter to a young girl in the Caribbean. I am her "correspondence sponsor" through an international program. As a missionary, I don't earn enough to financially sponsor a child. … Continue reading Your Words Mean the World to a Child
If you are a writer, there's a pretty good chance that you love to read. When you start writing, you may be tempted to put your reading on hold. But reading time is not something you should sacrifice. The most effective writers are avid readers. Reading is one of the best ways to inspire your … Continue reading Good Writing Means Good Reading
Prayer cards are a wonderful way to use your writing gift. While prayer doesn't always require words - some of the most powerful times of prayer are done in silence - we use words in prayer for several reasons. One is to express what's in our hearts for confession, repentance, forgiveness. Another is to get … Continue reading Use Your Writing Gift for Prayer Cards