When I taught writing to a group of 20 homeschoolers, our final project was to write and illustrate our own books. Because those who teach also must do, I did my own. This is my first book — about my experience with laser surgery. It was a funny, painful experience. Continue reading Back When I First Taught Book Publishing, I Tried It Myself First
A reminder that whom God calls, He equips. Stand strong against the spiritual wind and waves that threaten, knowing that God has already won the battle. Continue reading Answer His Call
“I am training you to listen and act so that I can co-create with you as we write.” That’s what I heard God say to me. Continue reading Before You Can ‘Trust and Obey’ You Must Listen When God Whispers — How?
Only God could orchestrate a chance encounter that would bless my grandson and encourage my writer’s heart, too. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Do Everything As If You Were Doing It for Jesus
I am avoiding my Isaac. That’s the working title for my first novel. Why Isaac? Indeed. Why not Ishmael? Continue reading How Writing a Book Is Like Birthing a Baby at 90
Caleb had audacious faith. Faith enough to silence the naysayers all around him. Faith that God could win the battle for a prize piece of land. Continue reading What Must You Conquer to ‘Possess the Land’ God Has Promised You?
Just as those in Jesus’ parables looked for something that was theirs, I am looking for you. Are you my reader? Continue reading To Read or Not to Read Isn’t the Question. Will You Engage?
The Shepherd left the 99 to search for the 1 missing sheep. Yes, “the one” tells us how much the Shepherd cares. But the key to that parable isn’t the number of sheep He went to find. Continue reading If Your Message Is Important, Shouldn’t You Reach As Many As Possible?
In this blog post, I share a podcast episode in which FlourishWriter Founder Mindy Kiker interviewed me. It includes a question that changed my life. Continue reading Podcast With Sara Dagen: The Power of a Good Question
Have you ever felt stuck? Unable to move forward? An experience at a traffic light moved me into gear so I could get this body in motion. Continue reading This Is Why You Should Make Small Moves in the Right Direction
Creating goals and action steps makes me realize that I can best number my days by numbering my hours. I’m trying to live them with intention, which requires planning. Continue reading This Is How Planning Can Give You Freedom
Sharing your writing is like offering your heart as wine at a wine-tasting event. You may have people gathered, but your wine is one in a million (or five or thirty) – and not in a good way. Continue reading How Writing Is Like Offering Wine at a Tasting
I had wanted to attend that virtual retreat. I felt doing so was to protect the call of God in my life. I think Satan thought so too – and so he did everything in his power to prevent me from attending. Continue reading Obstacles Can Confirm You’re on the Right Path
My search for a vision for my writing life in 2021 is starting with my word of the year: satisfied. Why? Because God alone can satisfy. I need to live that. Continue reading Finding Your Vision Might Start with Finding Your Word
I’m approaching 2021 as I would the card game: Twenty One. God is my dealer, and I’m asking Him to “hit me” with additional cards to give me a winning hand. Maybe you want to play too? Continue reading What’s in the Cards for You in 2021?
An object lesson God used to drive that point home “The outside excitement is calling you,” God said to me … Continue reading Create Boundaries to Protect Your Most Precious Possession: Time
Our talents are not our property; we are simply God’s servants stewarding the gifts He has given us by using them well. Continue reading The Best Way to Appreciate a Gift Is to Use It Well
Who knew mimicking Jesus would be part of a career in tech transfer? “Thy words were found and I ate … Continue reading My Marketing Job Has a Holy Goal: Reach 1 in 100