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Archive: May 2015

The other day I realized my confidence has grown in the last few months. It hasn’t grown beyond imagining, but I feel a measurable difference in my daily confidence. I looked back over the last few months and concluded my experience at the writer’s conference helped make this happen. The rejection of my book and the people I met built up and strengthened the confidence I feel on a daily basis. I say the rejection helped because it shined light…

Hey Everybody, I apologize for not having a post ready yesterday morning. I woke up a couple days ago with a painful crick in my neck and it’s stolen most of my focus over the last couple days. Hopefully, it should subside by the end of the weekend and I’ll have a post ready for Monday morning. It frustrates me to post nothing because I struggle with performance and never want to let people down. This provides me a great…

While keeping with the overall topic of need, we’re switching to a discussion about major problems and struggles. Some of our biggest needs come from the problems we face or the sins that steal our joy and peace. Most of us, myself included, would say our biggest need in these situations is for the problem or struggle to end. I’ve faced a few figurative mountains, struggles or problems, in my life and there always comes a point where I want…

I was meeting with my small group from church the other day and made a revelation. As I unraveled the events of the past week, I said 90% of my problems come from attitude and not circumstances. This statement wasn’t meant to minimize the tough circumstances of life, I’ve been through a few, but instead point to the heart of all problems; our attitude towards them. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace…

Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV Last week we discussed learning about the process of digging down to the basic fear sitting beneath our anxiety and worry. We’re going to take that one step further this week and look at taking the fear to God. This may seem like a chore…

I struggle some when it comes to talking with people about my writing career. Friends will ask me how the writing is coming along or the status of my non-fiction book and I kind of freeze. I’m excited about my new direction of fiction writing, but I’m also scared to talk about setting my non-fiction book aside. I’m afraid because I believe people will see my non-fiction effort as a failure and subsequently see me as a failure. These negative…

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