How to be a Better Writer: Manage the Day

If you want to be a better writer, manage the day.

My campus pastor has said that failing to plan is planning for failure. He’s right. Without a plan, you twiddle your thumbs, put your feet up. You go nowhere fast.Continue Reading

The Form (and Content) of It

Natural beauty is its own form and contentI occasionally play with the form and content of the posts found on this site. Sometimes, it’s a test of reception. I want to know if the writing style or subject matter is welcome even if it’s only welcome by a few. Other times, it’s simply a way to test myself, to explore different ways of saying things, or to think through things such as perfectionism or writing through the ugly middle.

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Do the Things that Make Your Soul Grow

Faith and art make my soul grow.

My friend Esther frames Vonnegut’s saying differently: do the things that make your soul happy. She and I are quiet for a moment – an oddity for the two of us – and reflect on what her statement means in the context of our conversation. She and I aren’t speaking of a short-term happiness but of a long-term one, one that is rooted in pursuing God and resting in Him.

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