King of the Jews

All four gospels state that Pilate had a notice prepared that said “King of the Jews” and had it fastened to Jesus’ cross. Many protested this notice, but Pilate stated “What I have written, I have written.” (John  19:22) I find Pilate an interesting character. If he didn’t believe, or wasn’t seeking the truth, why […]

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Seven Layer Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Place one stick of melted butter in the bottom of a 13″ X 9″ glass pan. Pour 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs evenly on top of the butter. Pour one can sweetened condensed milk evenly over mixture. Spread one cup of butterscotch chips then one cup milk chocolate chips […]

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The power of praying back scripture

My BSF leader, Angela Vaughn, talked about praying back scripture. If you have a loved one that you are praying for, here is a list to encourage you to do just that! John 6:44 Father, draw ______ to Jesus. Matt 13:15 That______’s spiritual eyes and ears would be opened. John 16:8 That ______ would have […]

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Scene Analysis

If you need help writing a scene, see my scene construction post. Now that you have the scene written, let’s tighten it! For each scene, you must make sure you anchor the reader by answering the five W’s, as Susan May Warren calls them. Who are the players?   (which characters are in the scene?) What […]

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Simply believe

What does it take to be a follower of Jesus Christ? It starts with believing (Romans 10:9). If the belief is true (in the heart) then a believer will produce fruit (John 15:4). As I was reading the gospel of Luke recently, it occurred to me that the thief on the cross could do nothing […]

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Scene construction

Every scene must have: a description (what’s going to happen in the scene) a goal for the POV character the conflict that happens in the scene that prevents the character from achieving their goal kick it up a notch. After the conflict, give the character a disaster so they can’t achieve their goal a scene […]

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Spiritual Thought – Job knew he was blameless

Job knew God saw everything (Job 31:4), no one could hide from God. It struck me that Job knew he was blameless (Job 31:6). Job hadn’t walked in falsehood (Job 31:5), his steps remained on God’s walk (Job 31:7), his heart was not led by his eyes (Job 31:7), his heart had not been enticed […]

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Book Review – Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico written by multi-published author Lena Dooley is a wonderful historical love story. It’s 1890, and Golden, New Mexico, is a booming mining town where men far outnumber women. So when an old wealthy miner named Philip Smith finds himself in need of a nursemaid, he places an ad […]

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Spiritual Thought – Only one truly believed?

In Marks gospel account, a woman pours perfume on Jesus’ body to prepare Him for his funeral (Mark 14:8). Jesus states out loud that she is preparing Him for His funeral, yet not one of the gospel accounts seem to indicate anyone, including His disciples, understood that He was going to the cross. Not that […]

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