It’s been a long while since I’ve written on this blog. Anyone who’s followed me has also noticed my social media presence took a nosedive. Well, for those of you who are still interested, I’d like to explain what’s been going on, and where I’m going next.
Dear readers, you've been with me through the good days and bad. This day could be most aptly described as "FELRKLHGIOEH!!" That's the scientific term. First... It began with my brain doing its normal thing, which is hating my guts for no apparent reason. "You're kind of worthless, you know? Not a very good writer, … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #18–An Artistic Assault on All Sides
In five days, my novella, Ferryman, will launch. It will be available in print and multiple e-formats. I will be delivering free copies for those who supported me in creating this book and those who are subscribed to my newsletter. It will be out in the world. And yeah, that terrifies me. Creation is a … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #16–Scared Spitless
God, I'm angry. Angry at the cruelty I see in my own people. People who claim the Bible, go to church, and stand for your sovereignty, but neglect the weightier matters like justice and mercy. They follow the rules, but have forgotten the love that saved them in the first place. I see God-fearing men setting … Continue reading Love as a Second Thought
As a Christian, I have insider access to other Christians and I have to say, Christians are a weird species. We have to make our own everything. Christian music, Christian coffee, Christian mints (I'm not joking), but I may have found the strangest one: Christian Halloween. Trunk-or-Treat as it's commonly called, is when Christians gather … Continue reading Christians: Is Trunk-Or-Treat a Terrible Idea?
First of all, it can learn that this is how you make a good sequel: take everything that worked in the original and add another teaspoon of awesome. That's it. However, there's another pretty strong, slightly indirect message that the movie gave which our country (as well as businesses, churches, etc.) can take away (mild … Continue reading What America Could Learn from “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
This last week, 10-year-old Hailey Owens was reportedly kidnapped by middle-school coach Craig Michael Wood in Springfield, MO. They were found by police not too long afterwards, but sadly, it was too late. The little girl was found dead in his basement. It's a terribly sad story and provoked many of the ladies at my … Continue reading Craig Michael Wood, Child Abduction, and Victim Blaming
You know how when somebody pokes at a sore spot on your body, your first instinct is to punch them, even if you don't really want to? That's why I wanted to punch Mark Batterson for writing his book, The Circle Maker. Now, like I said, I don't really want to punch Mark Batterson. He's a … Continue reading Scared to Dream
"Hey, are you scared of heights?" Doug asked. I stared back and said, "Uh...not exactly...why?" It was true. It's not really heights that scare me, the means from which I view them. I've been atop the glass skydeck on the Willis Tower, 104 stories in the sky and loved it. I love roller coasters. But I … Continue reading Scared to Life