I got tricked, dag nabbit! Okay, here’s what happened. I was having a rough day at work. Nothing terrible, just a common mist that comes over me now and again and darkens the sun. I’m desperate for a writing career, and while I’ve had some successes—a few published stories, a growing following, and good reviews … Continue reading How I Fell Into God’s Trap
Those of you who regularly follow my blog (Hi, Mom and like two other people!) might think this is a strange shift in topics for me, but not really. I've blogged in the past about my own struggles with pornography addiction and my desire to help others with it. But more than that, I'm a … Continue reading 5 Tips for Sexual Addicts Who Want Out
I imagine I just got two reactions to that title: SIDE A: Yeah, Christians should kick Trump out of office and jump back into the Paris Agreement and punch those money-hungry corporate cutthroats in the junk! SIDE B: Yeah, Christians should knock down this pseudo-science and call the power of Jesus down on people who … Continue reading Why Christians Should Care About the Climate Change Discussion
Whatever medium we create--music, movies, books, Sunday-morning interpretive dance (yes, that's a thing), all Christian artists agree that their work must glorify God. But what does that mean? I asked that of my old pastor, a singer and songwriter (ever heard of PCD? He was the C). I asked if being a Christian meant you … Continue reading How Does a Christian Artist Glorify God?
I've always had trouble with the idea of trusting in God. What does that mean? It's such a vague statement. And every time I think I'm trusting God, it seems I'm wrong. Lately, God has been hammering this home, showing me that I trust and hope in too many things that aren't him, namely myself and my … Continue reading When Breathing is an Act of Faith
I've been pretty darn hard on Christian fiction and Christian art in general, and I stand by what I've said. However, I cannot and will not say that everything in Christian fiction is terrible--far from it! But I haven't given much attention to the good things, and that's not fair. So to make up for … Continue reading The 5 Best Things in Christian Fiction Right Now
No, not Stephanie Meyer. You can relax. I'm talking about Brandon Sanderson. Author of the Mistborn novels, The Stormlight Archive, the guy who finished Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time after his death, and lots more. Dozens of factors play into success, but there's one fact that should not be overlooked: Sanderson is good. Freaking good. Now, … Continue reading Why a Mormon Writer is Smarter Than Most Christian Writers