Sighs of a Discouraged Writer

My Life, Uncategorized, Web Updates, Writing Advice

I am discouraged.

There, I said it. I am discouraged. Lets be real. Writing is not for the feint of heart, and even if my heart is feinter than most my mere stubbornness and sense of calling practically forbids me to stop. There are somedays where I absolutely love writing, I find it refreshing for both the mind and the soul. But there are other days where I just want to throw in the towel, throw my hands up, and say I’m done.

Sometimes I look at an hour or two of work… and just sigh.

Maybe you’re a writer and you feel the same way. If you are not but still work and dream of doing something creative, there is a good chance you are often disappointed by your own work. I suppose it is a flaw of our broken world. God created us to get pleasure from our work, and yet often it leaves us drained. And I can say, one month after writing my initial draft of this article, the drain only gets harder when you have a full time job. Writing has been sparse over the past few months for me, both time and disappointment can really hold you back.

Today I would like to share with you three reasons I typically get disappointed. Maybe you can relate.

Available Now: Poems for the Redeemed Heart

Books, Faith, My Life, Poetry, Redeemed Heart, Sneak Peak
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Front Cover Created By David Brandt

My latest book, Poems for the Redeemed Heart is out now! As I mentioned in a previous post, this project is very near and dear to me. It collects poems I wrote throughout both High School and College, most of which I never was really intending to publish. I hope you consider purchasing a copy. I think you will find it highly enjoyable!

What exactly is the book about? Here is an a description from the book’s back cover

This book is for redeemed hearts! It is for those who have been brought from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light! In short, it is a book for Christians and perhaps anyone interested in learning more about who Jesus is from a creative point of view.

Contained within are over sixty poems meant to stir your heart towards encouragement and genuine worship through theologically packed poetry that seeks to exalt Jesus Christ and edify the soul.

May the Lord use the words contained in this book to direct your heart towards him, the great redeemer of all who call upon his name!

Poems for the Redeemed Heart is 177 pages. And is currently selling on Amazon.com for $11.99!

Find it here!

How Faith Helps My Fear (4 Lessons from Psalm 23)

Faith, My Life, Uncategorized

Covid19. It has turned our lives upside down. One moment I’m enjoying my senior year at Lancaster Bible College, and the next I’m going home because I am no longer able to work or learn alongside of friends. There were so many people I was hoping to spend the rest of my senior year with. And I treasure the fun that I had. But with the universities closing and classes being moved online, things will have to change.

This isn’t your usual blog post from me. This isn’t about a movie I watched or a book I am writing. It’s about fear. Its about living in world that’s constantly changing, the threat of sickness and death, and how we respond to it. Many of you might not be afraid of this Corona Virus, younger people have only mild symptoms, you may think it isn’t your issue. But it has become all of our issue. The rhythms of life in America have been halted, the new normal reigns supreme, and in this time of uncertainty, we are very prone to fear.