Write like Nicholas Sparks

James Dickey

I woke up in North Carolina this morning, just a stone’s throw over the mountain from where Mama and Daddy lay buried. Tomorrow I will visit their graves, leave behind a copy of MOTHER OF RAIN. I always knew that my mother was an intelligent woman, given her ability to earn her degrees even though [Read More...]

The Trinity of Unemployment, Addiction & Depression

recovery

    Editor’s Note: When I wrote about the Biscuit Outlaw and shared that post, a regular reader of this blog made a very articulate comment on Facebook about homelessness and how many of us are just a few paychecks away from it. Because Andrea had been so forthcoming on the Facebook post about her [Read More...]

Bent Over Ourselves

Editor’s Note:  Beth Moore’s sister, Gay, recently shared her own decades long-struggle with alcoholism on Beth’s blog. You can read Gay’s compelling story here and here. But as Shelby reminds us this week, we don’t have to be an alcoholic to feel like we are missing the mark. If only we could learn to see ourselves the [Read More...]


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