Tag Archive | Friendship

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

One thing that comes up a lot in the writing circles I travel in is the feeling of displacement, and the feeling of not belonging in other groups. Christians who write speculative are out of the Christian Writer clique, and sometimes out of the Christian clique. People at church sometimes don’t understand why or how […]

Just Listen 

Just Listen 

I’m back after Realm Makers (well almost). I’m in Las Vegas nursing a Realm Makers and too much food at the Paris buffet hangover. This was my third Realm Makers and my focus was on coordinating volunteers (my official role), pitching, mentoring appointments, and catching up with my people. On the surface, I’m the bubbly […]

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

At one point during Realm Makers, I sat with a fellow extrovert and we started counting. Of the 180 attendees, the count was 11 by the end of the conference, the count soared to 13. By this proportion, NAF is teeming with writerly extroverts. Brittany Valentine is another in this count. Even among us extroverts, our […]

True Friends Are…

True Friends Are…

You’ve probably all seen those memes on Facebook or quotes and poems on cutesy plaques that tell all about what friendship “really” is and who your “true” friends are. “A friend is someone who can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.” “Everyone hears what you say. Friends […]

Up, Up…but Not Away

Today is August 30th. Which means that next Tuesday—my regularly scheduled “Featured Author” day here at NAF—is September 6th. In case you didn’t know, September 6th falls after September 1st. And September 1st is the day my novel, Finding Angel, officially releases. Which means… I won’t be posting in my regularly scheduled “Featured Author” spot […]

I Have Called You, My Friends

Music is my muse. One of them. That was going to be my post for today. Not so much. I’ll keep it in mind. *************************************************************** “No one has greater love than this, than to lay down his life for his friends…I have called you friends.”(John 15:13,15). I wrote a short poem on racism and unity […]