The In-between Times

Frederick Buechner

By Wendy MurrayOn the days go, one to the next. We rise in the morning and look out the window. We check the weather. We make decisions about the day. Maybe we ask God for guidance in this, maybe we don't. Maybe we ponder in our hearts whether God influences our decisions with or without our consulting him about it. All day, in each moment, we are forging the destiny that will ultimately claim us, day-to-day.  Maybe we reflect: How often is our time badly spent! What becomes of our d … [Read more...]

Try a Little Madness ~ From Nonfiction to Fiction

I paint my characters: The sweet Honduran boy named 'Paco' he knew no other way to make his point than to use bad words. What is a writer to do?

I am the author of several nonfiction volumes and one novel. It was the latter, however, that tested my mettle, both as a writer and as a Christian. One of the reasons--perhaps the primary reason--writing true fiction is so difficult for people of faith is because you have to be part-insane to do it well. Creativity, whatever its form, comes to full flower only on the edge of insanity. That is scary for the writer or artist.What is one to do with the confluence of forces that seem stronger, … [Read more...]


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