In Malachi 3:10, God said to the Israelites, “Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this (emphasis mine)…. See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out for you blessing without measure.”

It is not clear how many of the Jews heeded God’s word on that day, but in verse 16 we learn that those who feared the LORD “spoke with one another,” and the LORD heard them. Prosperity preachers like to use Malachi 3:10 to promote their message of a divine quid pro…

A wise choice, Vico. It's good that you have the maturity to reevaluate yourself. Good luck in your next endeavor.

Money isn't the only reason writers publish. There are other benefits. For instance, instant authority. Many writers use books as calling cards to get them higher paying work such as consulting, speaking, and client service work.

On another note, how do you access IPFS files in Brave? Your link isn't giving me access.

Very practical suggestions. As someone who's been writing for over 30 years, I approve!

This was a timely piece, Tim. I've been thinking of ways to use NFTs for writing. I see a lot of talk about using them for digital art. Is there a platform or protocol that can used to turn a piece of writing into an NFT and sell it as a unique work of literary art?

Current payments models are about 10 years behind the technological ability to implement. An article published in Wired online two years ago asked rhetorically, “Shouldn’t we have seamless micropayments by now?”

The article points out that a “402 Payment Required” error was planned for by early World Wide Web developers but currently sits on a digital shelf collecting dust. Sadly, web standards organization W3C has closed its paged labeled labeled Ecommerce/Micropayments Activity. That doesn’t mean, however, that all micropayments development for the web has ceased. There are still some interesting projects happening in this space.

PayPal has a micropayments service

Because writing a book is about as easy as body slamming godzilla

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Professional ghostwriter Laura Sherman says mid-range professional ghostwriters charge anywhere from $15,000 to $100,000 to ghostwrite a book. Top ghostwriting agencies like Gotham Ghostwriters and Scribe Writing start their pricing in the $30,000 to $35,000 range.

That’s where they start! And they go up from there.

When I set out to ghostwrite my first nonfiction business book for a client, I charged way less than that. And I regretted it. Believe me, $35,000 is a fair price for ghostwriting a book if the client wants it done right. …

In the Is God Testable? series, I have discussed why it is necessary to test God, what it means to test God, and how to go about testing God. I have discussed the importance that faith plays in the process, why it is necessary to study God so that you can know His purpose, how to study God, where to study God, why fellowship with other Christians is important, how and why to incorporate prayer and meditation into your testing process, and why obedience is the ultimate test of God.

Now it is time to discuss the results. You’ve gone…

It’s popular in our day to talk about God’s purpose in a very personal way. Thousands, perhaps millions, of Christians, semi-Christians, quasi-Christians, and nominal Christians are daily walking about searching for their purpose in life. Many of them are looking for God’s purpose for their life. Is this biblical?

Pastor Rick Warren has written a book titled The Purpose Driven Life. I have not read the book, but it’s sold 50 million copies to date. He has another book just like it for churches.

Without getting into the nuances of judging books by covers, I do practice judging books by…

I’m continuing with the Testing God series and have completed the second step in the process: Studying God where He is and has been. That step is fairly involved. If you’ve been keeping up, then you understand that it begins with the study of God’s Word, the Bible. But, first, let’s back up a bit.

NOTE: I’ll pause right here and say that most people, when they discuss God’s purpose, do so in speaking about God’s purpose for an individual’s life. That is, the belief is that God has a purpose for YOU. That is not what I’m talking about…

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