Reshaping Christmas

In 1893, a struggling author brought a manuscript to his publisher for consideration. Despite the author’s previous successes, the publisher rejected the newest manuscript because, in the publisher’s estimation, the book would never sell. Undaunted, the author took it on himself to publish the book. Using money that he didn’t have, he commissioned an artist… Continue reading Reshaping Christmas

The Christian Ombudsman

An ombudsman is usually someone hired to be an impartial observer of an organization’s practices and to bring to light certain situations that require special attention, either positive or negative. In other words, an ombudsman is someone who watches an organization and says, “This is good, keep doing it” or “This wasn’t so good, here’s… Continue reading The Christian Ombudsman

Living a Better Story

Every day is its own story; with the rising of the sun comes conflict, twists, turns, and, if we’re paying attention, character development. The ultimate author of each day is God, but within our individual spheres, we are the ones at the keyboard. It is our will that shapes our days, filling them with something meaningful and… Continue reading Living a Better Story

FREE Kindle Downloads This Weekend

Yeah, that was a bit clickbait-ish, but it’s still true. Starting midnight on August 29th, every one of my books will be FREE in the Kindle store. That’s a total of six books, all available for download on your Kindle, all for free. So what’s the occasion? Four years ago, my dad’s dad passed away.… Continue reading FREE Kindle Downloads This Weekend

Defeating the Scarcity Mentality

A scarcity mentality is the perspective that there’s only so much good to be had. Like a pie, or a pizza, there are only so many slices, and once they are gone, that’s it. There is no more. This mindset comes out in people in different ways; for some, it creates a hyper-competitiveness, an insatiable… Continue reading Defeating the Scarcity Mentality