Hearing Gods’ voice

This is a great post on hearing God’s voice. Reblogged from https://thepearlsisters.blog

Dear Sister,

I have been a Christian for quite some time now. I always hear fellow Christians saying how Gold told them this or that but I just don’t understand how people hear Him or have direct conversations with God. I do pray and when I do I usually don’t get an answer. Yet other Christians are able to hear his voice. Please advice me on how I can hear Gods voice more clearly.

Dear Sister, 

God speaks to us all the time. But to hear God’s voice, as you put it, you must be “listening” for Him. He speaks to our hearts not our heads, so please be concerned when others say they heard His voice. Satan likes to play mind games with us, always trying to deceive. So please don’t be mislead. Our Heavenly Father wants us to have our own personal relationship with Him, so that we…

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How to Research a Location You Haven’t Actually Been To

Thank you so much for sharing this. It is very helpful. Reblogged from https://ryanlanz.com

A Writer's Path

by Helena Fairfax

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, or read any of my books, you’ll know how important setting is to me in my writing. In this post about Richmond Park, for example, I wrote about how I tried to combine the setting for The Antique Love with the theme of the book, and how I used the setting to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of my characters.

So far I’ve been able to visit most of the locations I’ve used in my books. My settings range from Edinburgh to the south coast of France, and they are all within easy reach for me. But sometimes it’s just not possible to get to the place you want to write about. I used to agonise about this. I like to “see” exactly what it is my characters see.

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A moody Gothic house by moonlight…forget the election results and get stuck in…ART FOR WRITERS

This is such a cool writing prompt. So many possibilities. Writers, use your imagination and let the stories begin! Reblogged from https://bridgetwhelan.com


gothic houseIf you live in the UK then yesterday was the day that decided our tomorrows…whatever you feel about the result, put it to one side for half an hour or so, and allow your creative side to take over.

This is a wonderfully atmospheric painting. Walk up the steps, sniff the air. Find a way in, through the main entrance perhaps or it’s possible that there are French windows slightly ajar. Part the lace curtains and slip into an empty dining room. The lights are on. People are very near. Listen.

Creating a sense of place is important to many stories and events have to happen somewhere. In a story of suspense the setting can become a character in itself. This house looks up for the job.

I know very little about the artist, Wilfred Bosworth Jenkins, except that he was born in Gloucestershire in 1857, and seems to have…

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Sharing My Writing

I have posted a couple of scenes and several chapters from my WIP on a WordPress site hosted by Timothy Pike. It’s called ChapterBuzz. I love this site. My word count to date is posted, and there are lots of great stories in progress being posted on this site. If you want to read something fresh and new, that will most likely be published within a year, check out the site. Find me at:


See you there!

Sounding The Alarm—Part 1

Last year I posted a series of articles titled “Satan’s Bid For Your Child.”

This cannot be stated strongly enough. Although we see a lot of good in this world, it is Satan’s world. Yes, he is real, not a funny figure in a suit of red tights holding a pitch fork. He is real, just as God is real. And Satan wants to destroy our children—yours and mine. He wants to destroy your nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren.


When an adult abuses a child in any way, whether sexual or otherwise, Satan is behind it. When we choose not to listen to God, we are listening to Satan’s angels (called demons or devils) by default. There is no middle ground.

We live in a culture that is permeated with sex and violence. Our society feeds on it like the Romans fed on the life-or-death contests in the coliseum. We feed our children war games and games, movies, and music with sexually explicit messages. Is it any wonder our children are getting sexually active while still in elementary school? Is it any wonder we have violence I our schools?

Parents, wise up. Being a Christian parent does not guarantee your child’s safety and well-being. I made that mistake. I won’t go into details, but prayer and church attendance are enough to protect your children. It is a vital start, but it must be accompanied by diligent vigilance over every influence in your child’s life. It must be accompanied by daily devotions with them. It must be accompanied by a relationship with you, the parent in which the child feels they can tell you anything and you will listen carefully to their feelings and what they are going through. Be quick to hear their problems, concerns, fears, etc., and slow to dismiss, slow to blame them, quick to deal with the influences that may be causing the problem. Nurture and love them.

Ephesians 6:4–And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Proverbs 22:6–Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. In other words, pay attention to the direction their heart is leading them, and with instruction and nurturing, use Scripture to turn their hearts to God and His plan. The formula for success is in the Bible. See Proverbs 3:5-10; Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:1-3.

2 Corinthians 10:1-6–Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: 2. But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 6. And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Ephesians 6:10-18 10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Nowhere is scripture are we directed to remove our armor.

All scripture is from the Authorized King James Version. It is written exactly as God intended for English speaking people. All modern versions have changed the words to make them more modern and to water down the gospel. When the words were changed, so also were the meanings of the verses. God said what He meant, meant what He said. He does not change with the times or culture.

In order to implement the above verses to your life, you must have a relationship with God the father. You must be born again (John 3:3-8); you must live a life of service to him (after you have received Him as your savior: you cannot earn your salvation; it is a free gift).

Two Important Warnings for Writers ~ False News & Toxic Advice

This is an important post for writers. We do need to filter the information we read from other sources, try to gauge the intent/perspective of the source, and decide if it is relevant to the individual writer’s need at the time. We also need to be courteous and professional in our responses to other writers. Reblogged from https://nfaa.wordpress.com

Notes from An Alien

Two Important Warnings for Writers Image Courtesy of Marco Michelini ~ http://www.freeimages.com/photographer/michelini-47800

Writers these days really do need all the help they can get; but then, writers always needed help—I’m sure Og in his cave, painting his stories by torch-light, needed help (and, I bet his wife actually came up with many of them...)

So, what’s the specific help our age makes necessary?

Well, folks who write but have no intention of publishing might be able to fulfill their needs by themselves; unless you consider that most any writer needs to have material; and, that could demand that they receive the help of various parts of the world and the humans in those parts of the world, to gather raw material for stories; even if only a bus ride to the park to watch the ducks on the pond…

And, when it comes to publishing, try these two links for some help:


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