How to Pick Yourself Back Up Again

How to Pick Yourself Back Up Again — Write Right

“Pick yourself back up” sounds nice in theory, but I question the phrase’s application. Oh, I understand the concept. I would like to think I’m capable of picking myself back up again. Many times I’m not.

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How to Be a Better Writer: Remember Your Commas

How to Be a Better Writer: Remember Your Commas — Write Right

Most of my writer friends know I’m a fan of the Oxford comma. (I also appreciate “comma” jokes, such as the “comma, comma, comma” pictured with a chameleon. What? It’s funny. No, seriously.) I would hazard most people, though, find the Oxford conversation a little silly.

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How to Avoid Email Overload and Win at Work

How to Avoid Email Overload and Win at Work — Write Right

Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc. all provide advice columns about how to avoid meeting and email overload. The articles are helpful. They often contain relevant ideas that can be easily implemented.

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Fight for Hope

Fight for Hope — Write Right“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” — 1 Peter 1:13

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Write Right Be Nimble

Write Right Be Nimble

How to Be a Better Writer: Cultivate Curiosity

How to Be a Better Writer: Cultivate Curiosity — Write RightAn article at PBS explains how to raise curious kids, noting that curiosity can improve academic performance. A fair and good point, but kids aren’t the only ones who need “to be raised.” Adults do, too. They sometimes forget that curiosity is an excellent quality, in all fields of study and all stages of life. It creates excitement and allows a person to laugh with delight at the smallest of things. It causes people to try new things and to spend time learning about a subject.

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Dark Threads

Dark Threads — Write Right

“Father, help me to see the dark threads, too, as part of Your design. And so learn to trust You in all things.” — Elizabeth SherrillContinue Reading

How to be a Better Writer: Set a Standard

How to be a Better Writer: Set a Standard — Write Right

I ruined steak for my brother when I split a Ruth’s Chris gift card with him. He took one bite of a Ruth’s Chris steak, and he was done, forever. Literally slayed in the seat. Agog with wonder that a steak, a steak, could taste that good.

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Active Love Crosses Boundaries

Active Love Crosses Boundaries — Write Right

 

“The biblical definition of love for oneself is not experiencing affectionate feelings but active care. As the apostle Paul put it, ‘For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourished it and cherishes it’ (Eph. 5:29). We do not love ourselves merely in ‘spiritual ways’ but holistically. And we do not merely love ourselves in ‘material’ ways. Man does not, after all, live by bread alone (Deut. 8:3; Matt. 4:4).” — Russell Moore, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel

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Humility and Excellence

Excellence and Humility — Write Right“Humility is the foundation of excellence.” — Coach Sean Quinlan

Excellence rarely develops in the absence of humility. Without a spirit of humility, other traits like perfectionism and showmanship emerge. Neither have anything to do with excellence; rather, they demonstrate pride and arrogance.

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