Ministry & Leadership

June 5, 2016

5 Tips to Help You Navigate the Christian Fiction Market

Christian fiction authors have to ponder what place they can hold in an ever-diminishing christian fiction market. The news is disheartening news for fiction authors in the CBA, but there’s a small light at the end of the tunnel. Publishers are still publishing Christian fiction—this isn’t the apocalypse. If you are a Christian fiction writer, here are 5 ways you can “roll with the punches”, and adjust […]
March 13, 2016

Jesus Eggs?

What part of the chocolate Easter bunny do you eat first? The National Confectioner’s Association reports that 76% of people eat the ears first. I tested my family—we are 100% “ear first” eaters. Easter is full of fun traditions such as chocolate Easter bunnies, egg hunts, and pastel colors. But for Christians, Easter should also be an important time of passing down the legacy of […]
January 13, 2016

Just 18 Winters

Six degrees isn’t too cold to go tubing. People always talk about summer as the most opportune time for spending time together outside with your children. While I don’t disagree, let’s not forget about winter, especially those of us who live north of the Mason-Dixon. Winter weather provides it own unique blend of family adventure opportunities, and nothing bonds a family better than freezing your […]
December 22, 2015

Happy “Early” New Year

Would you like to enjoy celebrating New Year’s Eve without the late night and cranky children? Well you can, especially if you have young children. A couple of years ago my wife and I decided to embrace YouTube to create a unique New Year’s Eve tradition. We streamed videos of New Year’s Eve celebrations from all over the world with our children. We did this […]
December 2, 2015

Never Cross a Tyrasor!

Tyrasor, a creature from my novel, The First Bondson. Thoughts?
November 25, 2015

Introducing Fenrick the First – The Gobbin King

Concept art for Fenrick the First, main character in my short story, Unwanted Father, and main character in The Gobbin King. What do you think?
November 18, 2015

Concept Art – Gobbins – The Gobbin King

Concept art for a race of Gobbins in my fantasy project, The Gobbin King. Thoughts?
November 14, 2015

Happy Trees – Guest Post

Check out my monthly regular column on www.just18summers.com. http://just18summers.com/happy-trees/    
November 11, 2015

Olvish Concept Art – Torn Kingdom

Concept art for Namshalla Flameharker and Qiol Flameharker from my fantasy novel, Torn Kingdom. Thoughts?
November 4, 2015

Work In Progress Concept Art – Torn Kingdom

Here is a work in progress concept image for one of the main characters in my fantasy novel, Torn Kingdom. Namshalla Flameharker, is an olvish royal from the Kingdom of Yanolia. What do you think?
May 29, 2014

“10 Commandments From a Hollywood Producer”

When Calls the Heart Do you know Janette Oke’s “When Calls the Heart” series on the Hallmark Channel? Last week I met the show’s creator and executive producer, Brian Bird. We were at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. I had supper at his table one night. God has called this humble man to serve as a Christian writer and producer in Hollywood. In his keynote address, Brian […]
April 3, 2013

Free Retreat for Pastors/Missionaries

Joshua Place Celebrates its First Anniversary!! (Cue spontaneous applause and wild jubilation) First of all, a hearty thank you for your stay at The Joshua Place last year. In so doing, you helped fulfill our mission, which is to provide a haven of rest and relaxation for Christian leaders and their families. We happily celebrated our first-year anniversary this January. In our inaugural year we […]
April 1, 2013

Five Steps to Breaking Social Porn Addiction

If you find that you have an addiction to social pornography, the next step is to deal with it. Here are five steps to try to break its addictive hold on your life. Pray that God will help you conquer your addiction. Ask people at home, work, or school to keep you accountable to not accessing as much social media. Set a limit in the […]
March 29, 2013

Three Steps to Discovering If You Are Addicted to Social Porn

Here are three ways to find out if you are addicted to social pornography. Ask close friends or family: This is usually a very quick way to find out. Ask them to be honest, and then ask them directly if they feel you have an addiction to social media. Ask co-workers: They will know if they interact with you consistently in the course of your […]