Writing Stories Does Not Define Me
What Does Define Me?
I write stories, but “writing stories” does not define me. First and foremost I am a Christ-follower; that defines me. It does not mean my writing is religious or preachy. Rather, it means my writing is rooted in the reality of who I am, grounded in my Christ-centered worldview—great stories with solid moral values.
So what does my Christ-centered worldview look like?
My Personal Vision Statement
Living life for His pleasure, so that someday when I stand before Him I will hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Summarized simply as: For His Pleasure
My Personal Mission and Strategy Statement
To know Jesus Christ and emulate Him, and to influence others to know Him and emulate Him, by my conduct and words (spoken and written).
My Core Values
1. A moment by moment relationship with Christ (includes prayer)
2. Living life for Christ’s pleasure rather than my own
3. Understanding of and adherence to the truth of God’s Word
4. Family relationships
5. People in general (friends, neighbors, etc.)
6. Clear and straight forward communications
7. Realness (transparency, being one’s self…no facade)
8. Honesty (related to #6 and 7)
9. Integrity (relates to #7 and #8)
10. Faithfulness (constancy and fidelity)
11. Mercy and grace (giving and receiving)
12. Not being bound by unwarranted indebtedness
13. Serving Christ
14. Dependence on Christ
15. The humility of realizing I am not able to live these perfectly
My Resolve as an Author
When writing stories my goal is to engage the mind by means of a captivating story, a delightful read that will please the reader and please the Lord. I don’t write for the purpose of monetary gain, but rather, I write for His pleasure, your pleasure as a reader, and for my own pleasure as a writer. Frankly speaking, there are a lot of junk stories out there that must grieve the Lord’s Spirit.
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