‘From Whence Thou Art Fallen’ Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen… — Revelation 2:5 In yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, we saw that Christ confronted the illustrious church of Ephesus about the fact that they had left their first love. He urged them to put everything on pause and to remember the fiery love … More From Whence Thou Art Fallen…
Could You Live to Be Over 100 Years Old? By Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen Earlier this year, scientists from India and UCLA working together on a study of lab rats showed remarkable promise for defying aging. Using a series of injections, they kept one rat living well past his expected lifespan—the equivalent of 170 … More Could You Live to Be Over 100 Years Old?
Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Fears One of the best things about writing is being read. Unfortunately, that can also be one of the scariest things. When you’re just starting out, it can feel like a huge jump to let someone else read your story for the … More Afraid to Let Anyone Read Your Writing? 5 Steps to Move Past Fears
Remember! Rick Renner Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works… — Revelation 2:5 Have you ever sensed the Holy Spirit pleading with you to return to the on-fire love you had for Him when you first received your salvation? As we saw in yesterday’s Sparkling Gem, that is … More Remember!
9 Signs You’re Successful—Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It By Travis Bradberry If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to your expectations. We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won’t … More 9 Signs You’re Successful—Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It
7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations Honestly, antagonists drive me nuts. They are, perhaps rather poetically, the great nemeses of my writing life. I still struggle with them, for all the reasons mentioned above, in every book I write. In fact, I’ve come to realize that much of the reason I’ve been blocked for … More 7 Rules for Double-Checking Your Antagonist’s Motivations
Spiritual Gifts Rick Renner For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. — Romans 1:11 The apostle Paul deeply yearned to meet the believers in Rome because he believed that if he could spend time with them or perhaps if he … More Spiritual Gifts
7 Signs You Might Be Sleep Deprived By Jamie Friedlander Recommendations on optimal levels of sleep run the gamut. Coupled with the fact that everyone has different needs, it can be difficult to determine whether you’re getting the ideal amount of shut-eye each night. Experts recommend adults get somewhere between six and nine hours of … More 7 Signs You Might Be Sleep Deprived
by K.M. WEILAND Using All Four Cognitive Functions as a Writer My heart is so full as I write this. So many things going on in the world right now—both good and bad. It makes me reflect, not for the first time, on the tremendous gift given to writers in the simple fact … More Using All Four Cognitive Functions as a Writer
Spiritual Warfare of a Different Kind Rick Renner Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. — Revelation 2:16 Today the Church is facing a crisis of morals. More and more, society has no stomach for spiritual or moral absolutes. Pastors and spiritual … More Spiritual Warfare of a Different Kind