Writer | Reader | Grace Receiver
I read and write to learn more about myself, others, and the world.
I read and write because two of my favorite words are "me too."
I read and write because not reading and writing never works out well.
I'm always on the lookout for examples of grace in stories and life. My faith in Christ is rooted in a robust theology of grace because "...grace leads to gratitude, gratitude births love, love leads to repentance, repentance produces good works, good works make for a better society." -- quote by Ashley Null on Thomas Cranmer
1. The day Tim turned damn near 50 and we celebrated with a yummy dinner at a great restaurant and we all got along with each other--mostly--and I'm so thankful Tim was born.
I wrote about a new Frederick Buechner book for the Church Street Coffee and Books website.
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1. The day my team got beat like a bass drum but we still won the game that matters most this season and as sad as it is, I'm comforted by that fact.
I'm days away from completing all of the work for my MFA program so I'm transitioning into what-to-do-next? mode. One thing I want to do next is re-launch my email newsletter and curate and create content for it on a weekly basis.
The day we went to dinner together as a family and no one fought while we were there and we all talked about what we’re thankful for and I had a delicious cocktail.
When is the revision process complete? Surely there is a point where doing more is too much. Or, will more time always provide more opportunities to select a perfect word that creates the perfect tone in a phrase, a sentence, a paragraph?
I'm planning on offering an Introduction to Creative Writing E-Course for high school students ages 14-18 starting in January. It will be a 12-week course for $400.
A lot has changed over the past ten years. One thing I am sure of is I am a stronger, braver, healthier person now than I was before I ever struggled with bipolar disorder.
As we gain knowledge of God’s ways of grace and divine love, we notice our efforts to try to earn our standing before God and others. We begin to accept that we have been found by God (and can find life in God) even though we are undeserving.