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The lyrics of this song is so intimate that I had to share it with you.
I embraced the Christian faith because I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of my life. But this is only one reason why I call myself a Christian author. I even believe that I need not write Christian books to call myself one.
In fact, one of my Kindle books is entitled, “How to Raise Funds for Your Ministry.” It is not Christian, per se. While it addresses Christian pastors and ministers, it can be for anyone who wishes to raise funds for whatever purpose.
I call myself a Christian author because I believe my God is a God of excellence personified in Jesus Christ.
Christ was no mediocre man when he walked this earth. He was radical, yes, but he made a positive difference in those who followed him. The religious leaders in his time went against him not only because they deemed him blasphemous, but because they knew they could not be the person he was. And, yet, they could be.
We could be!
Jesus’ call to one such leader named, Nicodemus, was to be “born again.” This was a call for transformation, not only in the spirit, but in the total person. It was not enough for Nicodemus to change his religious beliefs. He had also to change his beliefs about himself.
To be excellent in all we do, we have first to believe we can be excellent within. “Be” should first come before the “do.” Edmund Hillary, the first person who reached the peak of Mt. Everest, said, “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”
There are many things I personally conquered within me. I know there will be many more. The path to excellence is never smooth. But I chose to traverse it because I desire to make a positive difference in other people’s lives. I can preach about Christ better this way.
I am, after all, a Christian author.
One of the common mistakes in writing is the misuse of the words, their, they’re and there. They sound the same so the misuse is understandable. Here’s a brief description and differentiation of each word.
Their is a possessive pronoun meaning, “belongs to them.” Examples: Their school is in the middle of the city. They took their jackets off because of the heat.
They’re is a conjunction of 2 words, “they” and “are,” a pronoun and a verb. The long usage would be, They are eating in the cafeteria. The conjunction would be, They’re eating in the cafeteria. A dialogue: Who are they? They’re the San Antonio Spurs.
There is an adverb that depicts a place. A dialogue: Where is she? She is there at the church. Or She is over there.
If the proper grammar is not used, your thoughts will be everywhere but the right place.
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Like many historic leaders, Thomas Jefferson was a man who didn’t fit into a specific mold, sometimes favoring ideas that were unpopular at the time. Jefferson was considered to be a visionary, often going against the grain in order to achieve the greater good for the country. Jefferson also was a man who forged ahead, despite personal tragedy and despair. Although many lessons can be learned from Jefferson, understanding how his leadership skills influenced the way he is remembered today can be applied to your own modern business, academic and even social situations. Here are some suggestions on how you can lead like Thomas Jefferson.
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One of the more common grammar mistakes is the wrong use of lose and loose. I even see this mistake on sales pages written by supposedly 6-figure copywriters. These glaring mistakes on Web pages can be quickly and easily dismissed with a click of the mouse. But when these mistakes appear on your book, your credibility and readership are at stake. One basic rule in writing a book is making sure you use correct grammar.
Lose and loose are two words that sound the same, but are worlds apart. For starters, lose is a verb, while loose is an adjective.
1. to come to be without (something in one’s possession or care), through accident, theft, etc., so that there is little or no prospect of recovery.
2. to fail inadvertently to retain (something) in such a way that it cannot be immediately recovered: I just lost a dime under this sofa.
3. to suffer the deprivation of: to lose one’s job; to lose one’s life.
4. to be bereaved of by death: to lose a sister.
5. to fail to keep, preserve, or maintain: to lose one’s balance; to lose one’s figure.
Examples: The weaker team will certainly lose the game. Hold your keys tightly or you might lose them.
On the other hand, loose means:
1. free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.
2. free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered: loose cats prowling around in alleyways at night.
3. uncombined, as a chemical element.
4. not bound together: to wear one’s hair loose.
5. not put up in a package or other container: loose mushrooms.
Examples: My dog escaped because his leash was loose. The dress was loose because it was too large.
The adjective for lose is lost. He found his lost dog. The verb for loose is loosen. Relax and loosen your necktie.