Growing up in America, I heard two different persepctives on the subject of when to share the Gospel. On one side, I had churches that taught that we needed to spend time and integrate with the culture. We should join clubs and activities that suit our God given tastes, and shine His Light in those circles. After doing earning their trust, we could share the truth. On the other hand, I have heard other leaders saying that we should cut right to the chase. Jesus did not waste time telling others to repent, and neither should we. Which approach is the best? Read the rest of this entry »
The Gospel message forms the heart of Christianity. Over the decades, we have lost this message in the political yelling, pandering and concern over offending someone. Yet, as Christians, it really should be what people know us for. We should talk about it first, last and always. It is the Good News of God, and the only message the saves people from hell. Here are some scriptures which plainly convey the Gospel message. Read the rest of this entry »
The common saying, “Follow your heart” borders on becoming a cliche. Entire books and movies are dedicated to this notion. At some point, the hero realizes that all of his problems will work out if he or she simply listens to their heart. The Disney movie, “Mulan” uses it as a theme song. Yet, the Bible comes packed with warnings on the subject, telling us that our ‘heart is deceitful above all things (Jer 17.9). Our heart, or emotions, make terrible guides. Consider this passage from Luke. Read the rest of this entry »
Salutations! I train continues to move forward on the re-write of Wildlight. Using Scrivener and the snowflake method, I have laid down a foundation to build on and have begun working on character details. Please note, that in order to talk about some of this in detail, you may be exposed to spoilers on the story (But, hey, the original story has been around for over a decade!).
Another week has gone by where I have not completed any real writing exercises. I did spend some time researching and reading, however. Some of the literature I read ties into my writing more so than the rest of it. As I share with you my thoughts on these stories, you will find a good mix. As always, the star ratings simply represent how much I enjoyed the books, and are not meant to be some true “objective” critique as to the quality of the writing involved.
“The question is, is the way the universe began chosen by God for reasons we can’t understand, or was it determined by a law of science? I believe the second,” wrote Hawking. “If you like, you can call the laws of science ‘God’, but it wouldn’t be a personal God that you would meet and put questions to.” – Stephen Hawking
Mr. Hawking fascinates me because he represents a larger crowd of people I like to call “angry atheists.” Read the rest of this entry »
Admittedly, I did not get much writing done this week. I doubt I can get much done for the rest of the month due to immense amount of work on my desk. However, that will not stop me from trying! In the mean time, I wanted to share some more outfit designs that I did complete, plus a tool I use for writing.