I write from my wounds and they don’t hear Jesus

Today I saw a tweet by a liberal (?), progressive (?), doesn't-think-gay-people-should-have-sex-but-probably-changed-their-FB-profile-picture-to-the-HRC-logo-a-few-months-ago (yeah, that's it) Christian blogger I once read and appreciated. It said, If you only write from your wounds from an abstract “Church” and you no longer root yourself to a body of believers, I don’t hear Jesus. I can't help but think that many of the liberalish evangelical or post-evangelical bloggers I once followed and l … [Read more...]

A quote for today…

I'm having trouble today, writing words. When I try to set the words free through my fingers, fear reigns them back in. So, today, I'll share the words of Audre Lorde until I can gather my own.Your silences will not protect you...What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language.Next time, ask: … [Read more...]

Sarah Moon and the Writer’s Block Redemption

I wish they made ex-lax for your brain because I have writer’s block.Yup. I’ve been trying to write something for days and…nothing. I’ve got nothing.So, I’m going to write about my failure to write, and what I’m doing about it. We’ll see within the next few days whether or not my efforts pay off. If you see another blog post by me, that means they’ve worked and maybe they’ll work for you too!I’m reading Rob Bell: Say what you want about Rob Bell, but the man is good at making you think. He’ … [Read more...]

Why I Shouldn’t Write (According to Me)

Writing is hard work sometimes...Like right now, for instance.I've always felt called by God to write. That's my part right now in this race that we call the Christian life. But I must admit that I've spent most of my life on the sidelines. Why?Because I made too many excuses.But lately, as I've been pondering these excuses, and as I've been reading advice from writers that I look up to, I've been learning something. Most excuses aren't legitimate.These are my 5 most commonly used … [Read more...]

When Stephen King Punched Me in the Face (figuratively speaking)

For the past four days, I have been blogging daily. I know that may not seem like much of an accomplishment, but if you'll take a look at the dates of my other blog posts, you'll notice that this is a new record for me. My previous record for most consecutive days in which I blogged is probably a whopping 1.But, a couple weeks ago, I finished reading Stephen King's book, On Writing (which is a must-read for anyone who wants to be a writer, by the way). It inspired me, encouraged me, but most … [Read more...]


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