What an honor it was to be asked by my new friend Lorrie Bowen of http://www.lorriebowden.com to participate in the Writer’s Blogging Tour. If a smile can light a room, then hers can light a city! Lorrie is such a diversely talented woman. Her posts cover many varying topics, one of which has introduced me to the challenging world of Haiku. If she can create beauty with 17 poetic syllables then she can write anything. I urge you to check out her blog and see for yourself.
The rules to The Blogger’s Writing Tour are simple: answer 4 questions about your writing or projects you’re working on and choose 3 people to invite into the tour. Then give them a Monday to post on. Easy right?
These talented writers who have graciously consented to join me on the Writer’s Blogging Tour:
Pastor Joe Quatrone, http://joequatronejr.wordpress.com/ is one of the most sensible Christian bloggers on the web. He always finds the practicality in life’s situations. When you wonder why “Bad things happen to good people” just read his amazing testimony after doctors gave him a 1% chance of survival! When life is getting you down and you question “Why, God?” you only have to read his story praising God to see His infinite mercies. God has truly blessed this remarkable man for His purpose which is to compassionately serve and inspire others!
If I could describe Christine Martin of http://oursoulspurpose.com/ with one word it would be versatile. Her kindness has always encouraged me, her compassion comforts and her Joy from within truly radiates as you can plainly see! Graciousness personified. Oh, did I mention she’s also a published writer as well as a successful Realtor? (When does she find the time???) I thank her for introducing me to the International Women Writer’s Guild. An incredible women, I can’t wait to discover what she is creating next!
Pastor Sebastian Weaver, of http://faith1stministries.com with his endearing smile, has been a blogging friend almost since I began posting. Even though he has a world full of followers he always makes everyone he contacts feel that they are his most important friend. That is a gift God has bestowed on his personality! His posts and video sermons are always created with passion, designed to move individuals toward a heartfelt discussion on practical Biblical principles. God is using him in a mighty way and I am blessed to have met him!
I thank each for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate. Their Writer’s Tour posts can be read on Monday, August 4th.
Now as for my project:
1. What are you currently working on/writing?
My current book, “Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese” (Nutritional and Life Lessons God Teaches Us) is a light-hearted yet convicting insight regarding our mental, physical and spiritual connection to food. Why do I self-destruct around it? Why do I crave certain foods? What do grams really mean to me in dog years? God does not want us to suffer through some crazy diet plan. That’s why He placed Adam in a Garden; every nutrient we need to sustain life can be found there! Nevertheless, humans needlessly create their own crazy formulas which only destroy while Satan laughs.
2. How is what you write different from others of the same genre?
“Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese . . .” is not another diet book. It’s a Biblical philosophy meant to motivate and generate godly action. Using personal education through practical Biblical applications one discovers how the past and present influences our response to food today.
3. Why do you write what you do?
My main purpose is to motivate others to be the best example of a disciplined Christian. That is my ministry. We are commanded by God to “Be holy because I am Holy.” (1 Peter 1:16) but many fail to do so. This book addresses why, when we sincerely want to do the right action, we don’t.
As a certified nutritional counselor, I realize almost every “dieter” knows what to do but doesn’t. James 2:19 states that even the demons believe in God but fail to do what He says. Head knowledge without heart knowledge is dead. Real change starts from within. “As a man thinketh within himself, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7) How can our mind, body and spirit control our beliefs? Through sensible solutions, the reader discovers how.
4. What is your creative process?
I find creativity everywhere! There is a correlation between nutrition and spirituality all around us. I find inspiration not only in the Bible but as I walk my dog, drive, listen to sermons and what I read. My only challenge is remembering to transfer these to paper before they are lost in the vapors of my mind. When the muse hits however, I can write for eight hours nonstop. When one loves what they do, it’s a joy! Find yours!
Thank you again Lorrie for allowing me to be part of this Tour. Blessings,