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Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts

paperwr-3042645_1280Looking back to my post on resolutions for writing last year, I see that I didn’t keep them as well as I would have liked. I did maintain my blog schedule, posting on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. But I couldn’t keep up with my family journal for my kids. I’d forget and let a week slip by and then have to catch up.

So once again, I am going to try to write every day in my family journal. Even if I don’t maintain this schedule, it’s a good one to strive for.

Did you make resolutions in 2017? How well did you succeed in keeping them? Are you making new resolutions for the new year?

 

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blogging-1168076_1280Guest Blog on ACFW

My second guest blog just posted this morning on the blog for American Christian Fiction Writers.  I wrote about my journey so far as a blogger.  Click here to read it.

Scripture Saturday

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This is a speech I wrote to accompany the presentation of Bibles to the third-graders at my church and I wanted to share it because I enjoyed writing it.

How many of you know who your principal is?  Sure, you know his or her name and where that person works, but do you know his favorite food?  Or favorite subject?  What college she went to?  So you know enough about your principal to identify him or her and to say hello but not much else.

Sometimes, that’s all the more we know about God.  We know He’s there and He makes stuff like nature and miracles, but we really don’t know much else.

God wants us to know him as well as you do your mom and dad and best friends. Nothing is more important than getting to know God.  So God set up a blog, e-mail, and Facebook pages so we can do that.

The Bible is God’s blog. In it, God tells us about what he likes, like creating things, and what he hates, like sin.  He tells us about people He’s helped because they got to know him.  God posts all kinds of information about Himself on His blog in histories, poems, and essays.

He also receives e-mails, but when we e-mail God, we called it prayer.  We can e-mail God about anything, even just ordinary, everyday things, and He always responds.

God also has Facebook pages.  Interestingly, God uses real faces for his Facebook pages.  Everybody who believes Jesus saves us from our sins is a Facebook page for God.  Checking out all the Facebooks pages here in our church is a wonderful way to get to know God.

So remember to use all through of God’s electronic formats – blog, e-mail, and Facebook — and you will be working on the most important thing you can do with your life.

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