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

A Child Is Born

I was delighted to run across a meditation I wrote five years ago. I wanted to create a collection of seasonal meditations and managed to write a few before life took me on another writing path. The writer's life can be that way, and that's okay. As long as we are following God, we are … Continue reading A Child Is Born

Advent Is a Great Time for Writing Devotionals

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

Devotional Writing Basics

I love writing devotionals. They are a wonderful way to stay focused on scripture in your writing. Devotionals are a powerful way to reflect on what God is doing in your life. They offer a testimony to your daily encounters with God. Devotionals also make it easy to share those experiences with others. Sometimes when … Continue reading Devotional Writing Basics

First Planting

Spring Meditation Bible Verse “Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23) Reflection I had come through the hardest trial of my life. Uprooted overnight, I watched the New York City skyline fade in the rearview mirror. Hours later … Continue reading First Planting