Do Your Actions Reflect Your Values? Tony Jeary Q: Between my job, my children, my spouse,exercise and my love of travel, I sometimes feel like I have trouble identifying what comes first. How can I better prioritize? A: First ask yourself whether your inner world is in line with your outer world. People often set … More Do Your Actions Reflect Your Values?
Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 62: Head-Hopping POV You know you’ve moved beyond recreational storytelling to serious writing the moment you discover you’re hopelessly confused about POV. Other than perhaps show vs. tell, no fundamental principle of fiction dogs writers more than creating a solid narrative—which often begins by understanding how to avoid head-hopping. It … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 62: Head-Hopping POV
Commitment to Relationships Rick Renner And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. — 2 Timothy 2:2 The holiday season is a time when family and friends gather to celebrate — but it is also a … More Commitment to Relationships
The Big Test Rick Renner If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? — Luke 16:11 Was getting your finances in shape one of your New Year’s resolutions? Do you wish you had more money available to give to the Gospel? Do you … More The Big Test
How to Renew Yourself and Get to the Next Level Q: I feel stuck in a rut. I’m doing fine personally and professionally—but that’s all. Fine. How do I renew myself and get to the next level? A: Many of the people I coach come to me wanting to become a “new person.” One of … More How to Renew Yourself and Get to the Next Level
Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 61: 5 Types of Clunky Dialogue When you write excellent dialogue, you will simultaneously sharpen the rest of your narrative tools. When you write clunky dialogue, however, it’s unlikely readers will be able to engage with the story on any level. Happily, dialogue is usually one of the most enjoyable … More Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 61: 5 Types of Clunky Dialogue
Discipline Rick Renner Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. — Hebrews 12:11 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, I encouraged you to be faithful to your commitment to lose weight this year. Today I want to … More Discipline
Be Thankful Rick Renner “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As I told you yesterday, I didn’t have much money to spend on Christmas when I was young, but I was so thankful for what my parents gave me to … More Be Thankful
9 Things That Inspire Denver Broncos Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. Who? Chris Harris Jr., three-time all-pro cornerback Where? Denver What? Undrafted out of college in 2011, Harris signed with the Broncos and became an immediate standout on the field (helping the team to a Super Bowl win in 2016) and in the community. In 2012, … More vv9 Things That Inspire Denver Broncos Cornerback Chris Harris Jr.
Comfort One Another Rick Renner Blessed be God…who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 I was a university freshman when my Grandmother Renner was hospitalized over the Christmas … More Comfort One Another