A Thanksgiving Lesson for Advent: Be Prepared.

Before Thanksgiving, his wife asked him nicely. Several times. Then his stepdaughter mentioned it would be a good idea. Despite many warnings, someone didn’t heed them. Sometimes we receive only one task to do. We’d like to think we’re on top of it,...

Defending Christian Faith: Lessons Learned

No matter what we do, our Christian faith is not going to please everyone. That’s a given. When someone has a bone to pick with us, it can feel like a low blow when they call us out on our Christian faith like one bully I know. Especially when it’s a...

5 Ways to Deal with the Essential Sadness of Today

I keep waking up to a gnawing sadness in my spirit these days. Perhaps you know what I mean? The sadness doesn’t surprise me with all that’s going on in the world today: the double-edged sword of a pandemic that some refuse to respect; a rising...

Inspiration for when we show up to make art.

When we show up to make art. That phrase of author Mirabai Starr pulled me up quick. I show up. That’s what I tell myself. I’m dependable when asked to do something.  Mirabai Starr holds up a different kind of truth below, something a little deeper....

The one thing that revitalized my writing.

One writing tip I hear over and over again is to prioritize writing every day if you can. I hadn’t done that this year but I did do one thing that revitalized my writing in 2019: I completed a whole month of writing for NaNoWriMo.. In November 2019, I took my...