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Light

Then God said, “Let there be light;” and there was light. (Genesis 1:3, NASB)

Light, this word has so many meanings. Right now, I am seeing light as wisdom. As I move over the face of the waters of Your creation, will you open my eyes to the things I need to be seeing and thinking and doing? Is it in the basic of Your creation that I will find the answers for my life? Abba, I seek Your light to be upon the turbulent waters in my life. I need Your light to expose the turbulence and to show me where and how it needs to be changed.

Water

The earth was formless and void, and darkness over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (Genesis 1:2, NASB)

That’s interesting, Abba. When the earth is formless and void, it appears that everything was covered with water. What should that be saying to me about water? Water is basic to creation. Interesting. Studies have shown that water is a catalyst to creation. Sitting by a fountain, in the shower, next to a moving stream; these are all places where people, especially myself, tend to come up with new ideas and thoughts.

The Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1, NASB): The beginning – the start. As I start once more on this journey of typing the Bible, Abba, please open my eyes to Your wisdom, Your knowledge, and Your order. Abba, please let me find Your order for my life in this exercise.

The earth was formless and void, and darkness over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (Genesis 1:2, NASB): That’s interesting, Abba. When the earth is formless and void, it appears that everything was covered with water.

Voices in my head

[NOTE: This is the same blog entry as I posted on the ACFW Colorado website] A few days ago, I think it was on Facebook, I saw these words: "Writers are people who haven't given up their imaginary friends." (Jacob Nuckolls). All the characters in my mind started to laugh hysterically. “And you never will get rid of us,” they yelled. This started a string of memories and thoughts.

Education with Chip MacGregor Part 2

Below are continued thoughts from Chip macGregor’s presentation on From Wannabe to Published Author . In depth information on these notes can be found at Chip’s website.

Education with Chip MacGregor Part 1

I attended a continuing session with Chip MacGregor entitled From Wannabe to Published Author. Below are some of the highlights from that presentation. In depth information on these notes can be found on Chip’s website.

CCWC Education – Suggested Books

You can’t be in any group of writers for very long before they start suggesting books to read. Below are some of the books suggested to me during CCWC.

Education with James Scott Bell

Thursday morning former lawyer and author James Scott Bell talked about whether we are writing for ourselves or for God. Below are some of the comments I enjoyed or by which I was touched.

Exited and tired

There is nothing quite as physically and emotionally draining as writers’ conferences. At the same time, there is nothing quite as exhilarating. In my next few blogs I will be sharing some of the events of this year’s Colorado Christian Writers Conference.

Platform, Platform, Platform

Ten minute speeches. In just ten minutes how much can you tell someone about your book? While judging Original Oratory for the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association I got some great examples of a person can present a lot of material in a short period of time. In less than a month I will be at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference participating in fifteen minute meetings with publishers and agents. These students demonstrated how much information can be presented in few minutes. If any of the young speakers had said they had a non-fiction book, I would have purchased it.

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