Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Value of Work

hibiscusYesterday, we celebrated Labor Day. Many of us took a break from work to celebrate the “end” of summer. But, we may not have thought about the work we do. It can bring us joy and purpose.

God worked when He created the universe. He also works every day in our life and in human history. He considers work an honorable pursuit.

As writers, we can address the issue of work in our fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Finding Purpose in Work

How can you view your work in a way that honors God? How can you work as if you’re working for the Lord? How can you make the most of work you don’t enjoy? How can you see your work from God’s perspective?

How can you teach your children the value of work, even when they’re young? How can you help them view their work from His perspective? How do you balance work with your marriage? How do you keep your priorities straight?

How do you find the right job for you? How can you discover your gifts so that you can pursue work that fits who God created you to be? If you are a stay-at-home mom, how do you view your work as valuable?


What do you do if you lose your job? How do you handle the emotional pain from job loss? What is a good process to find a new job? How do you write a resume?

How do you know if you should look for a job or if you should start your own business?

God created us for a purpose. As writers, we can help our readers find their purpose and value their work.

© Deborah Christensen


Friday Fun Facts: Without Him There Would Be No Tarzan

On this day in 1857, Edgar Rice Burroughs was born. He created Tarzan. The first Tarzan book was published in 1914. Forty-eight films have been made based on that character. The first film came out in 1918. The latest film version came out this summer.

Ray Bradbury said of Burroughs, “Edgar Rice Burroughs was, and is, the most influential writer, bar none, of our century.”

Burroughs also created the character John Carter.

Random Trails: Creative Writing Exercises: Write About Your Most-Loved Pet | Write to Done

If you want to, you can follow the instructions and submit the story to the website. Or, this exercise may inspire your writing in other ways. Let your creative juices flow with this one.

Source: Creative Writing Exercises: Write About Your Most-Loved Pet | Write to Done

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