In mid-April, I entered a writing contest where I needed to gain votes to be in the top 10 to be judged. I submitted my piece right away and I worked and slogged and begged and pleaded and cajoled my way to 67 votes over the course of a month. Up until the last day, … Continue reading Reflections on a contest
What the book is about: This short book is a funny, satirical book about modern Christianity and some of the stranger things about it. It talks about finding a church, getting involved, how to up one's holiness factor, and addresses several other areas in a pointed, satirical way. What I liked: The painful truth inside … Continue reading Book Review: How to Be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee
This is NOT a repeat of last week. I repeat, this is a NEW poem. It's Friday, so I'm sharing a new poem! A month of poems. I've really been enjoying playing around with poetry, trying some stuff, and writing poetry based on my faith. It's been a fun exploration of different kinds of prompts … Continue reading Poetry: Bible Inspired Poetry
I thought about writing a really click-bait-y title (like Why I decided to skip therapy), but it felt so false and like I was trying too hard. So, picked a different one. Maybe I should have gone click-bait? Anyway, doesn't really matter. Let's get down to the real stuff. Two weeks ago, I briefly shared … Continue reading No thanks, therapy. Not this time.
What the book is about: I'd consider this to be a sister book to Sometimes the Magic Works. It's certainly in that same realm; advice about writing and life how sometimes, the two of them converge. What I liked: Short chapters - With kids running around and interrupting me all the time, it was nice … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott
It's Friday! Time to share some of my own writing. A while back, as I was experimenting with poetry more, I decided to write some biblical poetry. Poetry is already in the Bible, so why not come up with some of my own in my own style? I'd love to write more of these, to … Continue reading Poetry: Bible Inspired Poetry
Hey friends. This is a post where I ask you for a favor that could take between one and ten minutes of your time. It will take less than one minute if you just vote, but it could take up to ten minutes if you actually read it. I could be biased, but I think … Continue reading Help me out?
Ever wish you could sit down with a cup o’ joe with a writer and ask all those pesky questions? Well, you don’t have to because I did! Sort of. This week we get to meet Rebekah Hargraves, the author of Lies Moms Believe that I reviewed last week. I could relate SO MUCH to … Continue reading Meet the Author: Rebekah Hargraves
It's Friday! This is a poem I wrote a while ago when I was feeling rather anxious about an ongoing conversation about an upcoming event. I wrote some of the stuff that actually became lines in this poem and someone (as a writer would) said it would make a good story, so I tossed into … Continue reading Poetry: I am not alone
Last week, I started talking about my anxiety. This week, I want to share how having anxiety can really affect my ability to write. Since the beginning of April, I've been dealing with an inordinate amount of anxiety. Part of it is due to a faith crisis/season of doubt I've been going through (another story … Continue reading Anxiety and Writing