Author’s Journey

Underwhelmed and Pleasantly Surprised 

My plan for tonight was to discuss my favorite Super Bowl ads. I was going to name them then comment on how they captured my attention. But when some of the best ads were for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you know it’s going to be hard. Super Bowl L (except the NFL ditched the Roman numerals) was […]

Goodreads, My Tsundoku Enabler

Goodreads, My Tsundoku Enabler

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that literally means “reading pile.” It’s used to describe a stack (or stacks) of unread books, or the act of buying books and then adding them to existing piles of unread books. I know my people can relate to this. As if I didn’t already have enough physical tsundoku in […]

Vote Third Party

Vote Third Party

I’ve seen the sentiment several times lately, from both my liberal friends and my conservative friends, that even though they’re not really on board with their party’s candidate options, they’ll vote along party lines because this election is “too important” to let the “other guys” win. I’ve written before about how politics is no longer […]

This Week

This Week

I thought I’d give an update and then see how you guys were doing. Remember, It’s only Wednesday. We still have time to make some progress! This week I’ve been writing summaries of every chapter in my book on index cards and pinning them to my corkboard. I’ve been trying to get a better feel […]

Just Start Writing

Just Start Writing

Guest Blogger: Shannon Stewart My college’s Honors Program required all Honors undergrads to write thesis papers based in our disciplines. Often these theses were 70+ pages; in English (my subject), Honors Projects tended to be even longer, closer to 100 pages. I’d never written anything so long in my life. None of us had, which […]

Starfish in the Desert

Starfish in the Desert

   One of my favorite object stories is the one about the boy throwing starfish back into the ocean. It’s also the only way I can keep from being overwhelmed by people in need both physically and mentally. Yesterday we listened to a missionary who is working with people escaping ISIS, both Christians and Muslims […]

Jesus the Vintner

Jesus the Vintner

Last Sunday, I was assigned to teach John 2:1–12. That’s the wedding at Cana, where Jesus turned water into wine. Why would John give us this story about Jesus as a wine-maker? He is the only Gospel writer who tells this story. Why do we even have four gospels? Wouldn’t one suffice? Nope. When a […]