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Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz are passionate about equipping and empowering Christian writers of all genres to share their unique gifts with the world. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters! We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers ...
 
Welcome to the Alive and Active podcast where CJ and Shelley Hitz help busy Christian women just like you integrate your faith and fitness. The Keep in Step with the Spirit episodes will help your mind, body, soul, and spirit as you move your body and listen to God’s Word. The Scripture Stillness episodes will include short 5-minute Biblical meditations to help you calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ though His Word. Are you ready to be healthy and whole? If so, we invit ...
 
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One of the best ways to sell your book is to let your customers sell your book for you. Customer reviews and word-of-mouth referrals are powerful. Learn more in this episode of the podcast. Next week we will publicly open the doors to Christian Book Academy. Something new we have launched is a success stories podcast which allows our members to sha…
 
Enjoy this episode of Freedom Friday as I share another part of my journey. Let’s Workout Together in FREEDOM! Instead of striving for an unrealistic goal or punishing our bodies out of shame, let’s move together in freedom. Join me for a fun, stress-relieving workout that benefits your mind, body, soul, and spirit on Zoom here: https://www.alivean…
 
When it comes to self-publishing, is it possible to publish a quality book on a budget? Yes, it is! Here are 3 ways to consider… 1.) Hire the right people Many companies will offer to publish your book for thousands of dollars. Typically it will cost $3000 - $10,000. When you remove the middleman and hire the right people directly, you can save tho…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “Keep Showing Up” based upon 2 Chronicles 15:7. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is Go…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “Let’s Meet Together” based upon Hebrews 10:24-25. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is…
 
Enjoy this episode of Freedom Friday as I share another part of my journey.Let’s Workout Together in FREEDOM!Instead of striving for an unrealistic goal or punishing our bodies out of shame, let’s move together in freedom. Join me for a fun, stress-relieving workout that benefits your mind, body, soul, and spirit on Zoom here: https://www.aliveanda…
 
Self-publishing can be overwhelming and expensive. You've done some research and have been praying about the best way to publish your book. However, you have some doubts and hesitations. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. Don’t let paralysis of analysis keep your book as an unfinished project on your computer's hard drive or in your notebooks g…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation.Today’s theme is “What You Carry Can Crush You” based upon Psalm 23:1-3. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that H…
 
In this episode, I share why I’m starting “Freedom Friday” and why I’ve put this off for two months. Ready or not, here’s part one of Freedom Friday…Let’s Workout Together in FREEDOM!Instead of striving for an unrealistic goal or punishing our bodies out of shame, let’s move together in freedom. Join me for a fun, stress-relieving workout that bene…
 
1 Thessalonians 3:9-11Ezekiel 22:30 As Kingdom Writers, we can be people God uses to help fill in the gaps (as Paul says) and also stand in the gap (Ezekiel) in order to help repair a wall of righteousness and plead on behalf of others. Our books and other writings are ways God brings us to others in order to encourage and edify their faith. Just a…
 
This is how I typically do prioritize my marketing tasks, but it will be different for each of you. My first priority: Will it produce income? (Long term or short term? What is the profit margin?) Will it build my email list? (Manual or automated?) My next thought process: What is the least minimum viable product? Done well, yes. But sometimes we d…
 
Publishing is a very vulnerable process, isn’t it? You are putting your heart and soul onto paper for the whole world to see. How do you deal with the fear that comes with publishing? Learn a few ways to reframe it in this episode. Links mentioned: Conquer the fear of sharing your story: https://www.trainingauthors.com/conquer-fear/ Download Your F…
 
In this episode, you will learn several ideas for setting up systems and learning what works best for you in your writing process. Links mentioned: Video on how to organize your computer files: https://www.facebook.com/christianbookacademy/videos/848819582302598/ Writing Wheel free eBook: https://trainingauthors.com/writingwheel/ Move Forward in Go…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation.Today’s theme is March Madness based upon 1 Corinthians 15:55-57. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is Go…
 
We typically recommend giving yourself 90 days for each stage of the Kingdom Writers Path at the most. However, we’ve had members publish a book within a month of joining Christian Book Academy. For example, Jennifer Nelson published a book 10 days after enrolling in our membership. It depends on the time you have to invest and the scope of your bo…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation.Today’s theme is “Abound in Hope” based upon Romans 15:13. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is God (Psal…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “He Delights in Me” based upon Psalm 18:19. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is God (P…
 
Many of you have visited the Redwood National Park in northern California. Shelley & I visited that area a few years ago. I remember walking through forests with lush ferns among these gentle giants in all their majesty. Imagine the Creator of those trees! -Redwoods can grow as tall as 400 feet -The oldest redwood is thought to be over 3200 years o…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “A Stronghold in the Day of Trouble” based upon Nahum 1:7. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know th…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “Good Gifts” based upon Luke 11:13. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is St.Patrick’s Day, Favor of God based upon Psalm 90:17. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that H…
 
There are three types of book marketing you can do. 1. Free organic marketing (usually takes longer and requires more time) 2. Paid ads (for authors the best platform is Amazon Ads but still requires a learning curve) 3. Partner marketing through strategic relationships (very powerful but requires connecting with others in your niche or those who a…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “It is Written” based upon Matthew 4:4. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is God (Psalm…
 
Welcome to this episode of Scripture Stillness. In this episode, we will lead you through a short 5-minute Biblical meditation. Today’s theme is “Anchor for the Soul” based upon Hebrews 6:19. This is an opportunity to calm your heart, calm your mind, and connect with Christ through His Word. As the Scripture says to be still and know that He is God…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Anita Wilson.Anita Wilson writes under the pen name Alias in Town which is an anagram of her name, Anita Wilson but purposely chosen because in every town there are alias people suffering from chronic illness, depression, suicidal thoughts or ad…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Lisa Dykes.Lisa has a powerful story of being freed from the shame of her past which included years of molestation as a young girl, severe drug addiction, and emotional heartache. She now lives an amazing life through Jesus Christ and is being u…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Mo Isom.All-American soccer star Mo Isom shares her powerful testimony of meeting God in tragedy. Outwardly, her life seemed like a success, but she was battling an eating disorder, the suicide of her father, and a horrific car accident. It wasn…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Mimika Cooney.Mimika has a heart for encouraging women to uncover their identity in Christ, pursue their purpose, and revolutionize their faith. She is an author, speaker, photographer, and business and branding specialist; who has a passion for…
 
Episode 036: Sexual Abuse and Finding Answers in God’s Word with Dara RoseWelcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Dara Rose.Dara is a wife and a mom that was raised as a preacher's kid. After enduring sexual abuse as a child she became intentional about knowing God through His Word. S…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz.In this episode, I share one of the teachings that I created for my Broken Crayons Still Color book. I share my own story and how I struggled with sexual sin, a pornography addiction for 2 years, as well as sexual abuse that happened when I was in junior high. More …
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Horace Williams.On July 1st, 2010 Horace suffered a massive stroke in his office after eating his lunch. His entire left side was paralyzed and during the quiet moments of lying in the hospital, God revealed to him that his Christianity was lack…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Christy Neal.When all was lost because of her own choices, when others looked down on her, Christy chose to look to God. Her story addresses the taboo topic of Christian women and adultery. Her journey to forgiveness of self and a new beginning …
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Sarah Bragg.Sarah has waged a battle that I know many of you can relate to, a battle with her body image. She battled an eating and exercise obsession for more than a decade before learning how to be content with who God made her to be. She wrot…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Michele Davenport.Michele was thrust into abuse from a very early age. She survived the first 22 years of her life by the grace of God. She was molested at eleven at an amusement park, raped by my Uncle, date raped by a boy she trusted, a victim…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Patti Pendleton.Patti knows what it’s like to end a long relationship. She was rejected, verbally abused, physically abused through intimation, and nothing she did was good enough. She realized that it wasn't her, it was him. She has been in the…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Wanda Carver.Wanda lost her 41-yr-old brother from a massive heart attack. They were two years apart and extremely close. To make matters worse, their mother was dying of lung cancer and they knew she only had months to live. The day before her …
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Retha Nichole.Retha was newly married and 5 months pregnant. Life seemed to be going well until her husband went into a coma. God really spoke to her and changed her life in the year and 9 months she took care of her husband in her home with a n…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Ginny Priz.Ginny was born with her right arm ending just below the elbow. She always trusted God with her physical body because her parents told her this is how God wanted to make her. However, it didn’t go well with every other part of her life…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Anita Patrick.Anita’s story started out when she was sexually abused by a family member at the age of 4-5. She grew up with alcoholic parents and her mother died when she was 14. She found herself in unhealthy relationships, 2 abortions, pregnan…
 
Welcome back to the Broken Crayons Still Color podcast! I’m your host, Shelley Hitz and today’s guest is Brenda Love.Brenda has known rejection throughout her life. She has never had anyone stand beside her and fight for her no matter what the cause. In 2007, Brenda and her 4 adopted children fleed from an abusive husband and father. In 2011, one c…
 
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