Being Authentically You – Why It’s Good for Your Soul (and Others)

Photo by Denis Agati on Unsplash I'm just gonna jump into it! First, there’s no one like you. What you create and say and do is unique to you. Keeping that bottled up is depriving the world of your art! There are a lot of people out there who would love to see what you … Continue reading Being Authentically You – Why It’s Good for Your Soul (and Others)

Controlled Burning

Photo by Jon Parker As I was hiking through the forest after night camping on a small mountaintop, I came across the scene in the photo above. This is a big deal. A much bigger deal than I would have thought before learning why the Forest Service does these burns. Many of you may have … Continue reading Controlled Burning

God and Cain and Abel

Photo by Ian on Unsplash I've been thinking a lot lately about the Biblical reality that God was more pleased with Abel's offering to Him than He was with Cain's offering. Many of you know at this point that I don't consume animal products. If you've read THIS POST then you'll know why. My goal … Continue reading God and Cain and Abel

“Blinders On”

Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash I've been on a crazy Audible kick lately, and I'm currently listening to "Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence - and How You Can, Too" by Gary Vaynerchuck. The book is full of value, but one thing stands out in my mind, and that is … Continue reading “Blinders On”

Monk Mode

Monk Mode was a way for me to say no to some of the instant gratification I so often sought. I could say, "No, I'm in Monk Mode right now. I need to focus." It helped quite a lot. But that phrase in and of itself is just a tool. It can help in the moment of temptation to get you through it, but eventually it grows stale without some kind of long-term commitment.

Why Am I Here?

Photo by Danny Howe on Unsplash Why am I here? It's a question that has plagued humanity since long before we could drown out our existential dread with alcohol, drugs, junk food, porn, video games, etc. It's a question that I've asked numerous times. Or is it? Is that the question I asked? Or are … Continue reading Why Am I Here?

SAVAGE: Book 2 of the NIMEAN Trilogy – Prologue

SAVAGE: Book 2 of the NIMEAN Trilogy Prologue Part I “Would you just calm down for a moment?” said Patil, Dr. Randall Forthright’s colleague and last friend. “We’ll get them to reconsider clinical trials, just give it a little time.” Randall looked at Patil, exasperated, “There is no time!” He shouted, slamming his tightly gripped … Continue reading SAVAGE: Book 2 of the NIMEAN Trilogy – Prologue

How to Create Your Own Awesome Book Cover – Indie Author Special

Remember to look at the top 100 (at least) covers on Amazon in your genre. Check out the other book selling websites too if you're planning on publishing wide and not exclusively on Amazon. See what the best-selling authors in your genre are using for book covers and do something that makes your book fit in so that people looking for books in that genre will know your book belongs there. If it looks too far off more people will just skip over it

Jesus loves me, this I know…

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash Writing Music (There's an audio version of this at the bottom of the page, or you can listen HERE.) I remember running as a child through the forests near my home, through fields, down dirt roads, over creeks... I was always running, climbing, biking, jumping. Always moving, except for … Continue reading Jesus loves me, this I know…

Commitment to Exceeding Expectations is Powerful

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash Many of you already know that I'm taking part in SOULCON Challenge Eleazer right now. Today is Day 19 of the challenge and it's going well. It's showing me in new ways how powerful self-discipline is in my walk with Christ. I'm learning that turning from the lusts of … Continue reading Commitment to Exceeding Expectations is Powerful