Writers Beware


A writer uses words to pour their heart and soul onto the page.  As a result, they leave themselves open to the world.  What happens next is out of their control.

People may react with love, kindness, or admiration.  They have the ability to inspire the writer to continue their work.  They lift up the writer’s self-esteem and give the writer a feeling of power,

People may also respond with ridicule and hate.  They have the ability to rip out the writer’s heart and stomp on it until the writer is left broken and dejected.

Writing can be dangerous.  Writers need to have an inner-strength to continually put their words and ideas out there for the world to see.

You are Important


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.   – Eleanor Roosevelt

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.   – Malcolm S. Forbes

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.     – Buddha

Love yourself, instead of abusing yourself.   – Karolina Kurkova

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer


Joyce Meyer wrote, “Battlefield of the Mind” to teach how changing our thinking habits can change our life.  Thoughts lead to actions.

If we have negative thoughts we will have a negative life.  However, if we have positive thoughts we will have a positive life.

We should pay attention to our thoughts and think about what we are thinking.  We should also spend time discovering the root cause of our negative thoughts.

Sings of a negative or out of control mind:

  • Your mind is always busy
  • Your mind is always wandering
  • You mind is frequently confused
  • Your mind is full of doubts
  • Your mind is anxious or worried
  • Your mind is full of judgmental or critical thoughts

Strategies to improve thinking patterns and control the mind:

  • Think positive thoughts
  • Spend time praising God
  • Ask for help
  • Meditate on God’s word
  • Encourage those around you
  • Be thankful
  • Do things for others to show your appreciation

There are a few theological points in the book that I don’t agree with; however, the book is excellent.  I would recommend this book, even if you don’t like some of the things Joyce Meyer teaches.