Where Are We in Time? Rick Renner …What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? — Matthew 24:3 Today I want to talk to you about “where” we are in time in reference to the return of Jesus and the end of the age. Many seem to have … More Where Are We in Time?
4 Psychological Reasons You Aren’t Attracting Success Into Your Life Nathan Chai Five years ago, I was lounging on a hammock when my friend handed me a copy of Rhonda Byrne’s best-selling personal development book, The Secret. As I delved into the book, I became frustrated—“How could anyone believe this nonsense?” I asked my friend. … More 4 Psychological Reasons You Aren’t Attracting Success Into Your Life
Why Did Jesus Promise a White Stone? Rick Renner …To him that overcometh will I give…a white stone…. — Revelation 2:17 For years, I carried a small white stone in my pocket. In times when I felt discouraged, I would reach into my pocket to touch that stone and remind myself that Jesus promised a … More Why Did Jesus Promise a White Stone?
How to Ace the First Act in Your Sequel Part 15 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel Sequels are special. On the one hand, they still must follow all the same basic rules of good storytelling. But on the other hand, they both simplify and complicate various aspects of that approach. While … More The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel Part 15: How to Ace the First Act in Your Sequel
It Takes Desire To Get to the Top! Rick Renner This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. — 1 Timothy 3:1 Today I want to talk to you about “desire” and what it takes to get to the top — to be the … More It Takes Desire To Get to the Top!
15 Personal Development Quotes to Help You Invest in Yourself ‘You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.’ Lydia Sweatt The importance of personal development can’t be overstated. It’s the secret to separating yourself from the pack, the bridge that carries you toward the goals you have yet to … More 15 Personal Development Quotes to Help You Invest in Yourself
Allow God To Prepare You Rick Renner But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. — 1 Corinthians 12:18 When I look at my life, I see that God has always put me in the right place to prepare me for my next step … More Allow God To Prepare You
3 Ways to Test Your Story’s Emotional Stakes Part 14 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel You can do almost everything right in a story, and it will not matter. Acing your story structure, constructing a solid thematic premise, and punching your card on every important character-arc beat will not matter—if you don’t also … More The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel Part 14: 3 Ways to Test Your Story’s Emotional Stakes
Eyes as a Flame of Fire Rick Renner …His eyes were as a flame of fire. — Revelation 1:14 In several previous Sparkling Gems, we studied the revelation of Jesus that John wrote while imprisoned on the island of Patmos (see January 27,28; March 15; August 22,31; September 6,8,21; November 10,11). Today I want us … More Eyes as a Flame of Fire
How to Be a Gutsy Writer: Stay True to Your Characters Part 13 of The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel Sometimes the greatest act of courage any person can perform is simply that of being honest. This is arguably more valid for writers than for just about anyone—and it is nowhere more valid than in … More The Do’s and Don’ts of Storytelling According to Marvel Part 13: How to Be a Gutsy Writer: Stay True to Your Characters