Prayer is a powerful thing that many people in this world either downplay, disregard, or simply don’t understand. That attitude changes when you realize that prayer for family is not only a religious ritual, but a conversation with Almighty God—something that not only builds your relationship with Him but can also have a tremendous impact on the life of your family. When my children were in grade school, almost every morning we put on the armor together in prayer. This was no
I'm honored to be named a semi-finalist in the Serious Writer's "Book of the Decade" contest for "I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel" (www.IAmCyrusBook.com) and also as a semi-finalist for the "Book of the Year" for "Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant" (www.GrantVictorBook.com). Watch for the winners later this year! More at SeriousWriter.com Order: I Am Cyrus: Harry S. Truman and the Rebirth of Israel Order: Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S.
Creative nonfiction is a blending of two previously separate literary worlds—and the results can be breathtaking. The genre—including narrative nonfiction and memoir—has become extremely popular, often dominating the best-seller lists. The word ‘fiction’ comes from the Latin fictio, the act of fashioning. Merriam-Webster defines fiction as “something invented by the imagination or feigned specifically an invented story.” Fiction is created by the imagination of the writer. It
We stand on the precipice of an historic transformation, both for good and for evil, as we process the landmark ruling by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Now is the time for us to be honing our pro-life messages and teaching our children, what does it mean to be pro-life. The headlines today are like the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishne
In addition to the history, it is important for parents to remind their children that freedom comes from God and is the natural state of mankind. When freedom is taken—as in the case of slavery—or when it is hindered—as in the case of segregation—people of honor and courage must rise up and fight against injustice. Freedom is a precious and a fragile thing. As parents, one of our important responsibilities is to help our children to understand where our freedoms come from and
From Becky Antkowiak of 540 FB Community: SUPER EXCITED to have Craig von Buseck with the 540 FB Community tonight on Zoom (7 p.m. Eastern US). I don't usually post the Zoom link online, but we're switching mail services and I don't want anyone left out. Please do sign up at 540Community.com, but here's the Zoom link for tonight. Craig is a master of narrative non-fiction (he's going to shake his head at me, but it's true) and research. He'll be discussing his upcoming book a
In his final years, my father slipped into dementia and eventually struggled to remember even the simplest daily things. But he never forgot the power of the Holy Spirit working in his life. Father’s Day is a joyous holiday where families celebrate the dad or Grandfather in their lives. But like other holidays, this yearly festivity can turn from joy to mourning after losing your father. After losing my own father, my grief is real, but it is tempered as a result of the examp