31 days of Learning to Listen

I planned to write about learning to listen this month. I imagined one post a week would get me back up to speed with blogging after investing a good part of this year in a big project with my church family. A couple of days ago, however, I stumbled across a game-changer. It was a…

white-knuckle writing

Instead, what I need to do is release my grasp–and listen. For God is constantly teaching me through all kinds of things and people and daily happenings. It’s within the rich context of a balanced life that He will draw the best writing through me. When I get too focused on the writing itself, I bleed life of the creativity that comes through listening to God’s symphony all around me.

Going on TV…Optional

Around Thanksgiving I was watching Good Morning America.  One of their guests that day was a woman who described herself as being a misfit: overweight, awkward and bullied throughout her high school years. Not surprisingly she started college with pretty low expectations. Actually it was more like dread….of more of the same.  She said she…