There will be Surprises!

With good reason God teaches us we ought not to judge others as though we knew all things.  Not only do we not know our neighbor's heart, we can't even fathom the depths of our own!  These consideration by C.S. Lewis give me pause to nip my plentiful and unsubstantiated judgments in the bud: Human … Continue reading There will be Surprises!


What does it mean to ‘show grace’?

Grace is unimaginable in a world where everyone believes grace is deserved.  And when grace is transformed into entitlement the definitions change, both for those inside and outside the church....In a culture that thrives on self-affirmation and self-determination, "showing grace" now means accepting someone else's definition of their own righteousness. Our age of expressive individualism … Continue reading What does it mean to ‘show grace’?

Good Writing takes risk

Good writing comes when we risk not knowing what we're doing--struggling, surprising ourselves, thinking through something that makes us uncomfortable.... What makes a story good is that--even if we don't understand what we're doing as we write--what happens in it corresponds in some way to what's most intense in us.  We may invent the people and actions, … Continue reading Good Writing takes risk


All I can do…

All I can do, as far as activism is concerned, is to write daily, read as much as possible, and keep my vocabulary alive and changing so that I will have an instrument on which to play the book if it does me the honor of coming to me and asking to be written... --Madeleine … Continue reading All I can do…