I want to become a better writer.
I wrote in a personal journal for years. But in 2009, I discovered blogging and haven’t turned back since. I began with a blog titled QuietMorningsWithHim.com, which matched what I used to write in my journal. I generally focused on thoughts flowing from my devotional time with the Lord.
By 2011, I had an increasing desire to write about more topics than just devotional thoughts. This led me to start a blog titled JeremyNortonBlog.com. This was a great shift in the beginning. Unfortunately, after a couple of years, I started to lose my way a bit. Little by little, I started being influenced by site-stats and follower-counts, instead of what God was calling me to write.
In 2015 God convicted me that I needed to refocus and come back to my calling. Specifically, God lead me to focus on my personal mission statement: “Serving Christ by cultivating biblical leadership through writing, equipping and communications.” Within days of processing this conviction, the Lord gave me the name, “LeadBiblically.com“. (Click HERE to read more about my journey back to this calling.)
As you may have already noticed, I have categorised posts into drop-down menus; based on the content that I write about most often. Under the Write menu, you will find a number of Author Resources for fellow writers and bloggers. Under the Books or Music categories, I have placed posts about books or specific authors, and music that has inspired me or that I have found to be a useful resource in some way.
Outside of my regular blog posts, I have written a devotional book titled “Lead Well: 30 Days of Growth For the Biblical Leader.” Depending on your preference, this title is available in print at Amazon.com or download a FREE eBook version in PDF or ePub.
I am also working on a book project titled “North: Small Town, Big Ministry“. For those of you who regularly follow my posts, you would recall my time in Alaska. From 2008 to 2012, I served a 4-year youth pastor term on the Kenai Peninsula. Then after 2 years in Calgary, I took a permanent pastoral position in the Yukon Territory. The goal of this book is to offer some useful ministry lessons, while recounting many of my Alaskan and Yukon experiences.
Keep an eye on my blog over the next few months. I hope to test-run some content with my readers. Leadership is all about obtaining good constructive criticism. I hope to obtain some during the writing of this project.