And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
In commemoration of Memorial Day, I believe it’s fitting that we pause and reflect on the theme of sacrifice. The members of our armed forces constantly give of themselves, sacrificing time with loved ones and indeed their very lives to protect the United States of America.
To them, I say “thank you.”
But let us never forget the greatest Warrior of all, whose immortal sacrifice purchased freedom for the entire human race. Blessed be His Name.
To Jesus, I say “thank you,” for it was His sacrifice that made all the difference in my life.
I pray that we will live as this verse instructs us. Loving each day. Giving each day. Sacrificing each day so that someone else can be made free.
That is, a revolution in hearts, thoughts and, for some, writing careers.
Michael Gantt, a good friend and author of Cry Mercy, kicks off today’s America’s spiritual and moral crisis. The audience is riveted as he parallels Biblical Israel with contemporary America. To conclude this gripping message, the book trailer my company, Logos Publications, created is shown to the audience, driving Michael’s message home.
I meet with some talented writers throughout the day and offer insight as to how they can make their manuscripts even better. I guess you can tell, I talk with my hands!
I’m so blessed to hear awesome feedback from conference attendees about the impact my lessons, manuscript critiques and encouragement mean as they pursue their own literary journey.
Meeting with a panel of editors from magazines such as Upper Room radically changes my perspective on how I need to share my personal life’s journey with the world.
My day picks up steam as I spend a good hour with my friend Tim Shoemaker (who I consider the master of Young Adult fiction) and go over my upcoming YA title (more on that in a future post).
We close out the evening with a laughter-filled presentation by all the authors Colorado Christian Writers’ Conference
Yes, a writing revolution is brewing. And that means, it’s a good one.
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
First off, thanks to all my followers and readers who made 2018 such a spectacular year. This year I released two full-length novels, Bride Tree and In the Shadow of Your Wings both of which are epic representations of God’s amazing love.
I also spoke at two Christian writer conferences and helped other authors develop their professional craft. But 2019 will be even better. I’m looking to do more for Christ in whatever way I can… while I can.
As we face an uncertain sociopolitical future, I encourage all to develop or deepen your walk with Christ as His return is imminent. If you’d like me to join you in prayer regarding any circumstance, don’t hesitate to reach out via my contact form.
Happy New Year and May God bless you.
Humanity lies under the shadow of a global war. But there is a refuge. Learn more>>
The shadow of the Great War looms over Europe, affecting everyone in its path.
Leila Durand, an elite German spy charged with infiltrating the home of British icon Thomas Steele, sees the war as a chance to move beyond the pain of her shattered past.
But everything changes when she falls in love with Thomas’s son, Malcolm. Is there a way to reconcile her love for Germany and her love for the enemy?
Thomas Steele sees the war as an opportunity for his profligate son, Malcolm, to find a purpose greater than himself. But when Malcolm rebels, it falls to Thomas to make tough decisions.
The war’s reach extends to the heart. Eleanor Thompson finds her faith is pushed to the breaking point when her husband disappears on the battle front and her daughter is killed in a German air raid. Where is God in the midst of her pain?
In the Shadow of Your Wings presents inescapable truth that resonates across the past century. Then as now, the struggle for faith is real. Then as now, there is a refuge for all who will come beneath the shadow of God’s wings.