I’m up to my knees in that long, slow slog of waiting and laboring in ways no one can see, and wondering what God will do with it all.
This month the writers at Quills and Inkblotts are thinking back to their early days of writing, and sharing advice they would give themselves if they could. I have to go back nearly five years, to Fall of 2011. That’s when my husband listened to me falter, and shrug, and attempt to explain this writing […]
We’re taking on the power of a story this month by choosing a few of those stories which have impacted each of us. Jebraun described hers last week. When I began to compile a list of the stories that have taught me in the most profound ways, I noticed an interesting trend. Though they are wildly different, […]
Stories have always been important to us. Long before they were on ipads, Kindles, and Nooks; before they were in paperback, hardcover, or leather bound with handstitched spines; before they were transcribed one painstaking word at a time on parchment and vellum, they wielded a sort of power in our lives. In ancient days the […]
I have a journal in which I write almost exclusively about writing. This is the story (told partly in retrospect) of my life, my work, my heart, over four and a half years of writing. It tells the story of why I started. It tells of my victories, frustrations, insecurities, triumphs, and doubts as I’ve […]
Those without faith are, for good reason, losing hope. They want answers. Why? Where is God? Doesn’t He see what’s going on? The answer is found in Revelation 4, in John’s description of the throne in heaven. That’s where God is, friends. He’s always been there. His throne is majestic, as you might imagine. The […]
Just seeing that sentence makes my heart beat a little faster. Maybe I was mistaken all those years ago. Maybe it was only my gut, which is prone to be wrong, and not the Holy Spirit. Lots of women work. Work is good. Work is safe. Work is necessary. Would it really be so bad […]