I'm tired of being selfish. If you ask my why I write, blog, or jump on social media, the answer is probably something along the lines of "I dunno." Instinct. Lovely when channeled, deadly when it runs amok. Like oil in your car vs. oil in the bay. And I've been letting instinct muddy my … Continue reading What does “Fencing With Ink” Mean for YOU?
Writing Christian fiction is kind of like dating. There's no book of rules, but you know when you've broken one! One of those unwritten maxims goes something like this: Christian characters cannot have "bad" traits or habits unless they a) repent of these actions at some point or b) are clearly "bad" characters, be they … Continue reading Christian Fiction: Where’s the Grace?
Nobody likes to hear those words. In three syllables, we know something is coming and it cannot be avoided. It brings to mind movie scenes of space shuttles crashing back down to earth, or a cop whose boss is storming over with a bristling mustache. You almost don't want to know what's coming. But you … Continue reading Brace Yourself
I think I spend a significant portion of my life not to be a jerk. It's just too easy, isn't it? There's a sense of joy in telling someone what you really think of them or perhaps ramming the car in front of you for taking too long at the drive-thru. And I'm sure TV … Continue reading Grace for When You’re an A-Hole
Jesus drew analogies for the Kingdom of God from everywhere and everything: sheep, water, buildings, you name it. And the holy spirit still teaches people that way. This time, my inspiration came from a video game: Kingdom Hearts 2. A crossover between Disney and Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts should not have been as awesome as … Continue reading What Kingdom Hearts 2 Taught Me About Christianity