Baptism reveals identity. It manifests to whom I belong (Jesus!) and rejoices in what he did and does in my life. I proclaim I have died to sin and live to walk in newness of life, to bear fruit for God (Romans 7:4, NASB).
One of my Leadership Development coaches last year exhorted encouraged me to dig into the Bible, to sit with a small passage of text and meditate on it and it alone. She knew and knows how my brain works; it makes connections to everything I’m reading. By the time I finish with a chapter in Romans, I have cross-references to Psalms, Galatians, Hebrews, 1 Peter, and possibly some book I’ve read.
Good writing requires good grammar. However, it first demands a sound structure. To address the grammar without reinforcing or rebuilding the structure is not the sign of a good writer or writing. It defines the lazy writer, fiction or nonfiction, personal or business, or one yet unaccustomed to the realities of the writing life.
Being an entrepreneur entails details: projects, reports, networking events, speaking gigs, invoices, et cetera, et cetera. It’s a lot of details, so many that my mind struggles to wrap around them. If I’m not careful, they overwhelm and consume me. I begin to worry. The panic rises, and I work and work and work some more.