Monthly Archives: January 2019

Please Don’t Tell Me My Spell Checker Is Wrong

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Gladys Knight to Sing Anthem at Super Bowl — She Has a Message for Kaepernick

Legendary soul singer Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem during Super Bowl LIII — and she’s hoping to reclaim the patriotic song from Colin Kaepernick and the NFL kneelers. Knight, an icon who actually lived through the civil rights … Continue reading

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We Know They Are Killing Children — All of Us Know By John Piper

  One biblical principle of justice is that the more knowledge we have that our action is wrong, the more guilty we are, and the more deserving of punishment (Luke 12:47–48). The point of this article is that, when it … Continue reading

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What’s Holding You Back? by Peter Leavell

Your initial decision to be a writer creates new voices in your head. Singling out the voices and listing them here would take a lifetime and consume more data than the Google server can hold, which is, according to Google, … Continue reading

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10 Suggestions For Your Personal Devotions in 2019 By Tim Challies

The new year is coming, and I, for one, am beginning to think about how I’m going to do my daily devotions in 2019. I know that for me to be consistent, I need to put some plans in place. … Continue reading

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What Makes a Reader Pick Up a Book By a Debut Author? by Jody Hedlund

If you’re like me, you probably have a handful of tried-and-true authors that you adore. We only have to see their name and we rush out to buy their book. We don’t have to look at the back cover blurb … Continue reading

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Building Compelling Characters By Henry Mclaughlin

How do we build characters our readers want to follow? How do we engage the reader at an emotional level to where she will want to stay with them through the entire story? There are a slew of books, articles, … Continue reading

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Huge 1,000-yr-old Viking Ship Grave Found in Norway Nancy Bilyeau

Using radar, the archaeologists could tell there was something big buried beneath the ground in a cemetery in Norway. To their astonishment, what they detected was a 66-foot-long ship–one of the largest Viking ship graves ever found. The Norwegian Institute … Continue reading

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My Five Star Fiction for 2018

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7 Tips to Make You a More Observant Writer by Edie Melson

By and large writers are an observant lot. Things others might brush over or miss entirely stay with us, sparking ideas that blossom and grow. An overheard conversation can lead us to the plot of entire book. But like any … Continue reading

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