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6 Thoughts for New Christian Writers – Blog Hop

6 Thoughts for New Christian Writers – Blog Hop

Fourth in a series of a Writers Blog Hop held by Ruth Snyder. 

Our first blog hop can be found at Ruth Snyder. for 2014. Writing Goals.

Our second blog hop can be found here. Writing Tools.

Click here for the third blog hop on the topic. Hero.

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Today’s post is Advice for new writers. Click here to read more posts.

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6 Thoughts for New Christian Writers


1. Always put God first.

I know as Christians we say this but … do we really do it? Whenever you are ready to put words on paper, centre yourself with Jesus. And expect Him to help you.

Jesus said:

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:20, NIV).

2. Write for God.

No matter what type of writing you are doing write for God. Don’t write anything that would offend Him or upset Him. Don’t worry about what other people will think or say. They cannot harm you. Don’t look for praise from other people. Write for One alone. If you blog don’t count the hits or the comments – this can be destructive.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer (Psalm 19:14, NIV).

3. Write from your heart and your experience.

Take situations and memories and make them come alive to explain a truth about God. Be real. This is especially true if you write Christian devotionals.

You are what you write ~ Helvy Tiana Rosa 

4. Learn as much as you can.

Writers’ conferences are great places to learn about writing and connect. The Word Guild puts on a conference in Guelph called Write! Canada and Inscribe Writers’ Fellowship puts on a conference in the fall.

Join a small writers’ group. Encouragement and critiques in your writing will help you to enjoy what you do and improve.

Join writers’ groups. I belong to The Word Guild, Inscribe Writers Fellowship and the American Christian Writers.

5. Write all the time. And read too.

Start a daily journal to express your thoughts, write your prayers, study God’s Word and study other good Christian non-fiction books. Some of my favourite devotionals are:

The Upper Room
My Daily Bread
Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest
Grace Notes – Philip Yancey
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Three of my favourite blogs are:

A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp
Margaret Feinberg

So reading and writing go hand in hand. Certainly if you want to write for a certain publication read and study that publication.

6. Network with other writers.

Be sure to seek out other writers – not just to learn as in number 5 but to become friends. Friends help each other out, through prayer, knowledge and comfort. You need that when you write.

Writing is a solitary experience so we need to reach out to others to broaden our horizons.


Writing is a solitary experience so we need to reach out to others to broaden our horizons. (tweet this)

6 Thoughts for New Christian Writers. (tweet this)

Don’t forget to read other blogs on the same topic.

Ruth Snyder’s Blog Hop Number 4.


Watchful Wednesdays

Watchful Wednesdays


Even Snowball sees what is going on around her. Are you watching?

I am on blogging holiday this week. Please read the wonderful posts and link your own as we watch what God is doing in our lives.


Please feel free to link your posts if you are talking about the gifts of God. This linky will be open for one month. Check back each week and add your posts.

This Week’s Posts

Since I am on a blogging Sabbath for the next week I have put the links below where you can click on my posts from the past week.


BlossomsCan I Joy Dare You? Week 19 with Linky (open for 1 month) for all those who would like to share their posts about counting the gifts of God.



Worship by Janis Cox  Wednesday’s Word – Worship with Linky for all those who want to share what God has spoken to them about this week. Visit other bloggers. This will be up for the two weeks.





Five Minute Friday – Song Using only 5 minutes I wrote on the word “song”. Check back to Lisa Jo Baker and read lovely posts about “Song”.



Stuffed Tadeo Turtle

Craftings Saturdays – Stuffed Tadeo Turtle Find out how to make your own stuffed Tadeo Turtle





Sunday Stillness – Ephesians 5:15 – Sabbath with Linky Join with pictures and Scriptures. Visit other bloggers. This will be open for 2 weeks.



Money Saving Monday

I know it is Saturday but I have been selected to Co-Host this week with Money Saving Monday. Here are some wonderful crafts.

Featured Posts This Week!

1. 15 Best Earth Day Crafts from Preschool Crafts for Kids

2. Earth Day Activity from Boy Mama Teacher Mama

3. The Best Earth Day Activities from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes

4. We Heart Earth from Brainstorm in Bloom

5. Craft Magazine Holder from Crafty Journal

I am a Co-Host for Week 2 for my Tadeo Turtle Puppet.

Finished Tadeo Turtle puppet

Click for Instructions of how to make Tadeo Turtle Puppet

Money Saving Monday is a place to link up kid friendly activities that are inexpensive or free. Examples can include homeschool products, crafts, or projects and inspiration. We all know how expensive homeschooling can be. The idea of this linkup is to get creative curriculum ideas while saving us all money. Feel free to post several posts that follow the Money Saving Monday theme.

Please link up any idea that is free or inexpensive. Dont be shy!

I encourage you to visit other sites by clicking on the links and reading the wealth of information provided. This list could provide you with inspiration to spice up your old curriculum.  I request that if you join this Link up, that you add the “Money Saving Monday” link up button to your post or blog sidebar so that others can find all of your wonderful posts. Please visit other posts that catch your attention and “like” any post that you find helpful.



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If you are Featured, please grab this button.

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Please go to Money Saving Monday to link up as the links did not work the way they should have. There are only 16 hours left so please jump over there now.

Link Up Guidelines

1. Please follow your Host and Co-Hosts of the week.
2. Please visit other links and leave comments.
3. Please link to post and not your home page.

Add your links all week and the top 5 favorites will be posted. I am looking forward to seeing all of your great posts!


And remember to Link up on Mondays –  At Money Saving Monday.  There will be a new link next week.


I will be back next week with a new Tadeo Turtle craft. Please subscribe dto this blog so you don’t miss the new art ideas. See the top right sidebar to subscribe by email.



Top 10 Posts for 2012

Tadeo Turtle written and illustrated by Janis Cox

As I took a look at the top posts for 2012 – I found that Tadeo Turtle had many people looking… exciting news.

I started this new website in the summer so building an audience has been a learning experience. And learning to use the Self-Hosted WordPress has been fraught with challenges but hoping to work out the kinks in the New Year.

Here are the TOP 10:

Tadeo Turtle Endorsements

To Buy Tadeo Turtle

About Janis Cox

My Watercolour   I promise to do better in 2013 at putting up more pictures.

What is Advent?

Counting to 3000

Tadeo Turtle Excerpt

I am Wonderstruck

Quiet – Can I find it?

Can you Find Peace?

Thanks to the sites that have Links – a great opportunity to read other blogs and connect with others.

Five-Minute Fridays