Author Archives: James L. Rubart

About James L. Rubart

Husband, Dad, Author, Speaker

Don’t Think About the Cross this Easter by James L. Rubart

The cross has not only become the symbol for Easter, it’s become the symbol for all of Christianity. The reason I say “become” is because it hasn’t always been that way. For the early Christians, the symbol of Christianity was … Continue reading

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The Verdict’s In On My Kindle and it Ain’t Good by James L. Rubart

I just got a Kindle and I’m not sold on it. Am I too old? Maybe that’s the problem. But I don’t think so. I love technology. The other day a friend was selling their Kindle (an older version) very … Continue reading

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It Can’t Be Done? by James L. Rubart

Do you believe in the can’ts? I do. I believed in them before I got published.  I believed the voice that said, “You can’t write.” I believed in the cant’s when I wanted to sing on the worship team at … Continue reading

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This Cracked Me Up by James L. Rubart

I love this guy. Why? I get this. I think he’s saying, “Why would I read a book on my Kindle if I can hold it in my hands?” Me too. I”m not down on e-readers. I have Kindle and … Continue reading

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Please, Tell Your Story by James L. Rubart

You’re a reader. You love reading powerful stories. Do you realize you have a fascinating, powerful story as well? Has anyone read it? I hear what’s going through your head right now: “No, I don’t, Jim. There’s nothing particularly interesting about my … Continue reading

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Kindle or Nook? by James L. Rubart

I’m just about there … ready to pick up an e-reader. (Yeah, I know, I’m behind the times.) I have the Nook app and the Kindle app on my computers and iPhone, but I don’t have the real McCoy yet. … Continue reading

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Is Vicki Right or Wrong? by James L. Rubart

Was Vicki right in her post yesterday? She says you’re supposed to follow your bliss. Really? Before I answer that, think about your bliss. What would you do with your time and life if $30,000,000 appeared in your bank account tomorrow? … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Senseless by James L. Rubart

Has it been hard for you since Friday? Trying to make sense of the massacre? Me too. Our boys are 20 and 17, but moments ago they were in grade school and my mind skips a beat when I try … Continue reading

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Your Opinon of Audio Books Please by James L. Rubart

When Brilliance Audio bought the rights to my first novel ROOMS, I asked if I could try out to be the narrator. They said, “Sure, send us a sample.” I recorded the first chapter, sent it to them, and they … Continue reading

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This Cracked Me Up by James L. Rubart

As novelists we strive to craft words and stories that stir emotions in our readers. One guidelines we all use to make this happen is to avoid clichés. Clichés dumb down writing, bore people, and tell our readers we didn’t … Continue reading

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This Is How Writers Do It by James L. Rubart

You’ve wondered how us authors get all our words written? Now you know.

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Looking Down the Barrel of the Empty Nest Gun by James L. Rubart

If you’re an empty nester, or are soon to be, has your behavior changed because of this? My oldest son, Taylor started his second year of college a few weeks back. Our younger son, Micah is buried in his junior … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take You To Decide? by James L. Rubart

You’re in a bookstore. A cover reaches out its hands and grabs you. (Yes, of course metaphorically, we’re not doing a Stephen King thing here.) How long before you decide to buy it or put it down and keep looking? … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dream? by James L. Rubart

I’ve wanted a dirt bike since I was five. Okay, maybe not five—it was more like three. Growing up, I knew it wouldn’t ever happen. No way. Not while I lived with my parents. My mom was not a fan of the … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Feel Guilty Reading Fiction? by James L. Rubart

Do you ever feel like you should be reading something ‘more spiritual?’ Like the latest bestselling non-fiction title? The one that promises to do your laundry, mow your lawn, and turn the negative way you feel about your snooty neighbor … Continue reading

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