On Being Famous (and Writing a Book)

True confession: Last week my husband and I high-tailed it home from our Wednesday Night Home Group to watch the finale of America’s Got Talent. Did you see it?! Our favorite young contestant, Darci Lynne, won! No big deal you say, but hang in there with me. Darci Lynne is an amazing 12-year-old ventriloquist who [...]

Why Writing in Community is Like Life Support

Five years ago this last January I jumped into the Christian blogosphere, sending my little pieces of bread out on to the invisible waters of the internet.  I didn't know what I didn't know, thank goodness! If I had, perhaps I would have never started. Of course then I would have missed the rich gift of [...]

Why Rear View Mirrors are Better Than Windshields

"The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, Shining ever brighter till the full light of day.” Proverbs 4:18 When I began this year, God gave me a word--"adjust." Last year I spent time 'abiding', year before that it was 'dwell' (very similar) and the year before that, my word was [...]

How Not to Be Intimidated by this Great Big Year

For someone who considers herself a writer (I do. I am.) it amuses me and surprises others when I announce, if asked, that I'm not interested in writing a book. Well except maybe my memoir--isn't everyone writing a memoir?  But writing an actual book? No. I know how much time and effort goes into such [...]

On Keeping Words-Notebooks, Quotebooks & Journals

               "His view of truth was such that he would have accepted no distinction between 'spiritual' and secular'. He saw no conflict between his Christian convictions and his interests in science and philosophy. All true knowledge leads to divinity."   Iain Murray, "Jonathan Edwards, A New Biography" Whenever I [...]