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You don’t have love without sacrifice; you can’t have sacrifice without love.
– Karen Kingsbury
You need to get down among the people who are the dirtiest and dustiest, and the depravity, and you need to see Christ’s light shining there.
I came to Christ in my early 20s.
Reader loyalty will stay because I’m not changing.
My characters are not plastic.
I always knew I wanted to be a writer.
I can spend 10 to 15 minutes with someone, and they can tell me what they’re going through. I may never have gone through that, but I get it on a really deep level.
I write about true-life type things.
Secular writers can tell a story about the physical, the emotional, and the intellectual parts of a character. But no matter how well they tell the story, they miss a facet that is innately part of all of us – the spiritual.
I’m receiving 300 to 500 letters every week from people telling me that God used my stories to save their marriage or to introduce them to Christ or to heal a relationship that had been broken.
There were times when I was so sick of talking about the Bible.
I developed a deep sadness for celebrities, a pity that they often are caught in a plastic world that runs too hard and too fast, and that many times that world means destroyed relationships with everyone they know and love.
As I watched bookstores close, I began to wonder how that felt for the owners. Owning a bookstore was their dream and now they’re struggling and seeing those dreams fall apart.
I write about the trials and triumphs of contemporary life – and often the readers see themselves between the lines of the story.
The general market wants what I do.
You need to have time to really hear God.
You’re gifted to do something.