If you are a Christian who is a writer or feels God has called you to be a writer but you don't know what to do first, I recommend you join TWV1 -- The Christian Writers View Group on Yahoo. I've followed it for many years and have found it to be informational, biblical and... Continue Reading →
Wayne Center Elementary School Enhances Students’ Interests with Visit from Medusa!
I love visiting schools to talk with students about the importance of reading for success in life. I may not look successful in my Medusa costume, complete with a wig of rubber snakes, but I'll swallow my pride to get kids excited about books! Recently I spoke to all 400 students in Grades 1-6 at... Continue Reading →
Devo: Will You Choose to Sink or Swim in Trusting God?
A devotional thought for summer. ** ‘And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.’ Philippians 2:8 New American Standard Bible When my kids were small, I took them to swim lessons. Trained instructors demonstrated how to perform each stroke.... Continue Reading →
Profile of WWII vet Gale (‘Smoky’) Baller – US Army
For the past several years I've made it a point to interview WWII veterans. Their stories are always interesting and historic. I encourage you to tell a veteran -- any war-- thank you for their service. ** During World War II, Gale (‘Smoky’) Baller fought on the front line in Germany. “Machine gunners had high... Continue Reading →
Grow a Master Mind Group!
Since starting a Master Mind group, I’ve learned to appreciate how things work together to accelerate one’s career and life. For instance, I first learned about Master Mind groups last fall when I attended a Toastmasters (public speaking) meeting of which I’m a member. I joined Toastmasters because I want to promote myself as a... Continue Reading →
Share the Story (Or Two) inside of You!
I believe every person has a story inside of them. They may not know about the story. In many cases I’ve helped people tell their stories by interviewing them and then with their permission writing their stories, usually in magazines and newspapers. Nowadays I’m most known for the 11 non-fiction children’s books I’ve written. But... Continue Reading →
Want to Grow as a Writer? Join a Writing Group!
People often ask me what is something they can do to promote their writing career. I always advise them to meet regularly with other writers. The reasons are myriad. I help lead 2 Christian writing clubs and belong to several others that I attend as time permits. Due to time constraints, for me the most... Continue Reading →
Friendship to Go!
And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping and said to Peter, “So you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?” (Matthew 26:40) If there had been coffee shops during Jesus’ time, I’m convinced He would have taken one look at the sleepy faces of Peter, James, and John at... Continue Reading →