Do you need encouragement?

Our goal is to encourage and inspire our readers with this blog and to motivate them to follow the plan God has for their lives. So this is our new category: Encouragement. In this category we share encouraging comments and quotes and ponder them. That way we hope we can encourage you in your everyday life and maybe we can even help you with some worries that have burdened your heart. Our first encouraging quote is of course a biblical quotation:

Do not fear: I am with you;
do not be anxious: I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

~ Isaiah 41:10

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This is such an encouraging bible verse to us! No matter how hard some situations seem to be, God is always with us. He never leaves us. Sometimes we might not hear his voice or feel his presence. But he is always there, and he always listens to us, and he always cares.

So we can always lean on him and let him be strong for us in those moments when we can’t be strong ourselves. He is always willing to carry us through those moments.

Book writing journal #5

Milestones

Right now we’re at the point where we already have all the texts that we want to have for our book. Isn’t that amazing?

It sure is. We’re very excited.

Does that mean we’re almost done?

That’s a no!

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Sometimes we feel now comes that part in our work that is even more demanding. We have to revise every single text, make every single text sound great AND make every single part of every single text of the book really deliver our message. Plus we have to make sure every endnote and every reference is correct.

And no, that’s not all: We also have to make plans concerning layout, publishing, marketing, etc.

Do we sound like we’re complaining?

We hope not, because we’re not. Writing a book is a great experience and an adventure. And loads of fun. It’s exhausting, too, but that’s just part of the process and that’s fine.

Please keep praying for us!

Book writing journal #4

Less is more?

Our book writing project is going really well after all. We have tons of ideas and we’re writing a lot plus we already have a good structure.

BUT how many pages do we need to write in order to create a book that is worth reading?

That is the point we’re struggling with right now. Somehow we feel we haven’t written enough yet. However, we want to write a book that is focused and activity-oriented and that doesn’t necessarily calls for a lot of pages. Plus we fear that it could get out of focus if we write too much. But then we think we want to provide our readers with a lot of good and usable information and experiences.

So what do we do now?

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Please share your thoughts with us and let us now how you feel about that question! And aside from that we could use some prayers about that.