October 2016

Writing Is Simple, But It’s Not Easy

I’ve noticed something lately in the world of writing that makes me shudder: books, classes, apps, and subscriptions that guarantee to make writing — even the writing life — easier, faster, more efficient, less lonely, and 100 percent successful. If writing were that easy, wouldn’t everyone be a writer? It’s like those miracle cures for […] Read more

My Word of the Week: Strings

On Sunday during the Bible study I lead at church, we were talking about grace. First, we defined grace in our own words, and most of us came up with some version of “a gift from God we don’t deserve.” When I asked the group why people have a hard time receiving grace, we all agreed that generally people are suspicious of free gifts and would rather just know what they owed so they could pay back their debt. Read more