You're gifted to do something.
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.
You don't have love without sacrifice; you can't have sacrifice without love.
I write about the trials and triumphs of contemporary life - and often the readers see themselves between the lines of the story.
Reader loyalty will stay because I'm not changing.
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.
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 write about true-life type things.
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 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 always knew I wanted to be a writer.
The general market wants what I do.
There were times when I was so sick of talking about the Bible.
I came to Christ in my early 20s.
My characters are not plastic.
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