10 TIPS FOR WRITER’S BLOCK

Here are 10 tips that I’ve used that have helped me with writer’s block:

1. Change your environment. For example, if you’re inside, go outside, Go somewhere you’ve never been, etc.

2. Read more of everything. For example, books, ebooks, articles, quotes, even other posts can help to inspire you.

3. Brainstorm-go to a quiet place and that means no tv, internet, movies, facebook, etc.

The key is to focus and start writing things that pop into your head, without thinking much about it.

4. Get physical, in other words exercise or at least get up and do something for a while, this helps the brain to work better.

5. Write about current events or subjects that are popular or trending at the time.

6. Write about the places that you’ve been and share it with others, including pictures.

7. Write about what’s going on in your life right now.

8. Write about your beliefs and why you believe them.

9. Think of an interesting person that you know or author that wrote books you really liked and interview him or her.

10. Write about history that interests you, but make sure to do your research on the subject.

Hopefully, this will help get you started and also help you think of more ideas!

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN…

What happens when a nation forgets God? To sum it up in just a few words, judgement from God. When we look back at history, we find many times that people have turned away from God, including history from the Bible. When we put our selfish desires before God’s, bad things are bound to happen. Forgetting God doesn’t just happen overnight, it takes time and we usually are deceived, one sin at a time. We tend to begin justifying ourselves or what we’re doing or we say things like, that’s not so bad or it was just a “white lie”, etc. We need to be vigilant in our relationship with our creator, so that we won’t be deceived. We can also choose to ignore history, but when we do this, history tends to repeat itself. When we don’t ignore history and instead we learn from it, we usually don’t repeat it.

At the beginning of Hitler’s popularity, the people of Germany were frustrated with the economic situation that was going on at this time. When people get desperate, they do things that they wouldn’t normally do. The German people were without jobs, which means they were without food, some had no place to live and there was no hope of it getting any better. Then, Hitler begins to show the people that he will take care of Germany, if they would just follow him. At this time, I’m sure that this felt like the only solution to their problems. As soon as his popularity was increasing, he began implementation of  the propaganda against the Jews. Hitler basically blamed all of Germany’s economic woes and anything else that was wrong with the country, on the Jews. Antisemitism was already a part of the country, so it was pretty easy to encourage it more and make it more popular. There is an excellent book that I highly recommend: “When A Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn From Nazi Germany” by Erwin W. Lutzer This book breaks it down, so we don’t repeat history.

It’s easy to judge history from our perspective, but just think about what you might have done, if you lived in Germany at this time, especially  considering that these changes took place over years and it didn’t happen overnight. Think about our present day and how much we’ve changed over the years, some for the better and some not. What would you do when given a choice to just go along or stand up against something for what you believe, even if it’s dangerous? I think that the more we learn from history, the better we’ll become!

Berlin, Germany

Measure of a Life

“The measure of a life, after all, is not it’s duration, but it’s donation.” by Corrie Ten Boom

What is your donation to this world? I know that with Corrie Ten Boom, her story has been heard many times throughout the world and it’s quite exceptional and inspirational. As a christian woman, she was confronted with many difficult choices and she passed the tests with flying colors. She made the choice to help and hide the Jews during the Holocaust, in her home and family business. She knew that by doing this, she was putting herself and her family in immediate danger, but her courage and faith in God moved her to action. If you’ve never read her book or seen the movie, I highly suggest it, it’s very inspiring. The name of the book is: “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom and copyright is 1992, it’s a classic book so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it at your local library. The movie is also “The Hiding Place” by World Wide Pictures Home Video, 1975. You can also see her home and learn more on: tenboom.org. She did survive the holocaust and the camps and later in her life, she shared her story many, many times over, until the day she died. She is a perfect example of a person who can be measured by her life, in the way she lived it and what she gave to the world.

From tenboom.org in the family photos

From tenboom.org in the family photos

From tenboom.org in family photos

From tenboom.org in family photos

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” by: Albert Einstein

Not a picture of Einstein that you see often!

Not a picture of Einstein that you see often!

This quote makes so much sense, but how many people still continue to do the same things over and over? We have to stop and look at our lives and decide if we are spending time really doing the things that will help us to accomplish the things we want to do in our lifetime. When we look back at our lives, as we get older, what did we do with the time we had? There are those that are fortunate enough to have a full lifetime to do these things, while others don’t Let’s turn off all the noise in our lives and see what we can do!