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
Five years ago, I gave a speech that reveals how my decision to do the right thing led to reconciliation with my brother Scott. Continue reading So You Want to Reconcile With Someone You Once Loved?
Scott was small in stature but larger than life. He had a big personality. Big problems — usually self-created. But he was and is my brother. Continue reading Side Effect of Salvation: I Have Comfort in His Loss
The cloud has been a way for us to meet face to face without sharing germs. It’s also a way to cross generations, cultures, and distance to connect. Continue reading ‘Cloud of Witnesses’ Isn’t Pie in the Sky; It’s Real and It’s Now
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
I share some tender scenes in my life so that you can know that God offers hope in your darkest hour. If you can’t reach out to Him, ask Him to reach out to you. Continue reading Here’s Why You Can Find Hope in Any Season of Life
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?
It definitely affected mine I had been going about the business of writing all wrong, and it took a confrontation … Continue reading Is Multitasking Sapping Your Spiritual Strength?
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
But here I am anyway The current hurricane, aka tropical storm, is known simply as Eta, the seventh letter of … Continue reading Hurricane Eta Is Messing With My Day at the Beach
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
Be inspired! You can’t reach even one if you don’t get started My blog has been largely absent of words … Continue reading Maybe Your Job Is to Reach the 1 Rather Than the 99