Get Your Writing Motivation Here {Little Giants}

Discouragement settling in?  

Rejections getting you down?

 Running out of ideas?  

Running out of steam?


Look no further for answers.  The answer is here.

Get Your Writing Motivation Here {Little Giants}

writing motivation, Little Giants

Today is the day to stir the fire which once burned within you.

Today is the day to rekindle your motivation.

Today is the day to be motivated to write again.

Nothing is more motivating than listening to an athletic coach, particularly football, give his motivational speech to the team before a big game.  I am not a fan of football, but I have learned to listen to famous coaches of the game.

I am not a fan of contact sports.  I am not a fan of bumping, getting bumped, falling in the mud, hauling myself back up, and continuing on.  But I am a fan of winning.  Of success.  Of accomplishing the goal.

What other way is there to accomplish a touchdown than that? bumping, falling, and hauling back up.  What is true in the world of football, readily applies to the writing world.  Have at it!

Please enjoy excerpts from two of my favorite real life story football movies, and may they motivate you to write!



This comment is linked to another motivational speech to a football team in the movie Little Giants, which I have not seen.  The message being that if you lose 99 out of 100 times, there is still that one time…    I particularly liked when the coach says “whoever said you have to be good to play football?  You play football because you want to.”

And, incredibly, here is a real time college football game using a play named after the movie Little Giants.  Watch the whole clip to see the replay if you’re not familiar with this.  It makes more sense when you watch and listen to the whole thing.


Get Your Writing Motivation Here {Little Giants}

Little Giants, big results!  Go for it!

Here’s wishing you Godspeed!

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer {write}

10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer
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Basically I posted this graphic because the original post encouraged readers to repost it. It’s easy to do things like that. Things that other people set up for me. Things that do not require thought or figuring out or a bunch of trial and error before finding out it won’t work. Things that basically someone else has already done the work for me so I don’t have to do much. You get the picture.

But the message is here for me. And if it applies to you, it is for you as well. It is something I need to read every day. I need to paste it in front of my eyeballs. I need to write.

I am not being lazy. I am busy. But I am not writing. And I know that I need to.

This morning my first conscious thoughts were on writing. Ideas on the heels of other ideas, none of which was written down. There was way too much for me to get it down on paper, even if I’d wanted to.

The fact that my sub-conscious was thinking about writing, having new ideas about how to go about writing, is encouraging. It is confidence-building. I remember thinking that at last there is so much going on in there that it is boiling over, impossible to contain.
I remember thinking that I would write, “I am not a writer. No one ever told me I am good at writing. I am an idea person, a creative. My mind overflows with creativity. Therefore I will write about that.” Something like that.

Truth be told, I am not a writer because I do not write, not any other reason. I don’t need to be told I am good at it. I need to do it. How will anyone know if I’m any good at it, or if I have anything worthwhile to say, unless I write?

Lest you think I am meandering here pointlessly, I am not. Here is my point. If  when you feel like you have nothing to say, and maybe even when you do, you should surround yourself with other writers.  Look at them.  Listen to them.  Read what they have to say.  Get ideas from them.  Fill yourself with the idea of writing, even if those ideas are not your own. Eventually it will fill you up on the inside, and begin to spill out on the outside, and you will write.

It doesn’t matter if you know what to write.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a plan.  What matters is that you write.  Period.

A hearty thank you to all of you, readers and writers, published and non-published, whose work inspires me daily.  Just the fact that you showed up encourages and inspires someone else.  Thank you for showing up.

Bible Reading Schedule {April}

Does anyone know what happened to March?!! Not that we want it back, but here we are a week into April already.  Here’s all you need to complete your 2014 Bible Reading Schedule for April.

2014 Bible Reading Schedule


In case you are new here, or are in need of a new suggestion, this is how I use the forms:

The April Print Schedule, in a plastic sleeve, goes on the frig, as a general reminder.


The April 2014 Checklist goes on my desk, beside my Bible, where I read in the morning.


The Proverbs’ readings are printed out, in a protective sleeve (two sheets back to back), on my desk with the checklist next to my Bible.



April pdfs

Here’s the overview for the month of April:



  • Every Day – Chron Narr – Matthew 9-28; Mark 4-16; Luke 8-24; John 6-21; Acts; Revelation
  • Week Days – Letters – 1 & 2 Corinthians
  • Six Days – Psalms 40-53
  • Six Days – Proverbs 3:21-30WEEKLY BREAKDOWN

    APRIL, WEEK FOURTEEN (3/31/2014 – 4/6/2014)

• Every Day • Week Days • Six Days
• Six Days

- Matthew 9-15; Mark. 4-7; Luke 8-9:17; John. 6 – 1 & 2 Corinthians
- Psalms 40-41
- Proverbs 3:21-24

APRIL, WEEK FIFTEEN (4/7/2014 – 4/13/2014)

• Every Day • Week Days • Six Days
• Six Days

- Matthew 16-18; Mark 8-9; Luke 9:18-17:10; John 7-10 – 1 & 2 Corinthians
- Psalms 42-45
- Proverbs 3:25-26

APRIL, WEEK SIXTEEN (4/14/2014 – 4/20/2014)

• Every Day • Week Days •SixDays •SixDays

- Matthew 19-22; Mark 10-12; Luke 17:11-19:48; John 11-12 – 1 & 2 Corinthians
- Psalms46-48
- Proverbs3:27-28

APRIL, WEEK SEVENTEEN (4/21/2014 – 4/27/2014)

• Every Day • Week Days •SixDays •SixDays

- Matthew 23-27; Mark 13-14; Luke 20-22; John 13-17 – 1 & 2 Corinthians
- Psalms49-51
- Proverbs3:29

APRIL, WEEK EIGHTEEN (4/28/2014 – 5/2/2014)

• Every Day • Week Days •SixDays •SixDays

- Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 23-24; John 18-21; Acts; Revelation – 1 & 2 Corinthians
- Psalms52-54
- Proverbs3:30


Beginning in March the 2014 Bible Reading Schedule will be posted at the beginning of the month only.  All pdf files for the schedule are filed under the 2014 Bible Reading Schedule, which is under the Bible tab.

Can you believe we’re more than one quarter of the way through this year already?!!  Where did that time go?  If you haven’t yet started your Bible Reading for the year, it’s never too late.  You can start at the beginning, or at today’s date, or any point in between.  You can choose to just read Psalms, or Psalms and Proverbs, or just the Narrative books.  You can read them as scheduled or at your own pace.  You make the plan work for you and your needs.

Thus far the 2014 Bible Reading Schedule posts:


 Please be encouraged to read God’s Word, no matter how much or how little, as often as you can.  It will make a difference in your life, I promise!