Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 4: Options for Conflict in a SceneSHARE Once you’ve established your character’s scene* goal, the fun begins in earnest! Conflict is what story is all about. Without it, the character would achieve his goal in minutes, all the loose ends would instantly be tied off with a pretty red bow, and the story … More Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 4: Options for Conflict in a Scene
The Applause of God Rick Renner Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. — 1 Corinthians 4:5 Located in the very heart of … More The Applause of God
3 Key Behaviors for Bringing Your Whole Self to Work By Vance Brown Professionals around the world are standing together at a crossroads: We’ve met at the intersection of emerging technical disruption and the future of work. It’s a busy, chaotic place. Some naysayers are waving banners of warning, convinced technology will end our usefulness … More 3 Key Behaviors for Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’ Rick Renner And He Himself gave some to be apostles…. — Ephesians 4:11 NKJV Today I want to cover some of the historical usages of the word “apostle.” You will see that it had many uses in the Greek language of early New Testament times, and you’ll also … More The Historical Meaning of the Word ‘Apostle’
The Power of Storytelling in Business By Kindra Hall It was Thanksgiving weekend. Six thousand miles away, people were eating turkey and mashed potatoes, sharing what they were grateful for and passing out on couches with the dull roar of football playing in the background. I was doing none of those things… because I was … More The Power of Storytelling in Business
he Queen of All Virtues Rick Renner But let patience have her perfect work…. — James 1:4 Today I want to talk to you again about patience. Early Church leaders called this remarkable godly trait the “queen of all virtues.” They understood that if you had patience, it was never a question of whether or … More he Queen of All Virtues
Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 3: Options for Goals in a Scene The story as a whole and every scene* within it begins with a goal. Your character wants something—something he will have difficulty accomplishing. What he wants frames the plot on both the macro and micro levels. What he wants defines him as a person, … More Structuring Your Story’s Scenes, Pt. 3: Options for Goals in a Scene
Stop Murmuring When God is Trying to Change You! Rick Renner For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings. — Philippians 2:13,14 Would you like to see some real, deep changes occur in your character and behavior? Maybe … More Stop Murmuring When God is Trying to Change You!
The Cross — Foolishness or the Power of God? Rick Renner “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto we which are saved it is the power of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:18 Since Jesus rose from the dead, different people have responded differently to the preaching of the … More The Cross — Foolishness or the Power of God?
4 Foundational Essentials Every Entrepreneur Should Know By Alex Song Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint. Dive in before you’re ready, and you won’t have the tools and experiences you need to handle challenges as they arise. Some people learn the entrepreneurial ropes through trial by fire, but there is an easier, more effective … More 4 Foundational Essentials Every Entrepreneur