Create for Him

Artists aren’t mentioned often in the Bible, but the few times are pretty interesting. King David was a psalmist, instrument players and singers were designated for the temple, and the Proverbs 31 superlady made herself tapestry and fine linen. Even the beginning of Hebrews and the ending verses of John are written almost like poetry. … More Create for Him

Thorns

The other night, I had myself pretty stressed out. Everything I needed to do, all the tiny, forgotten details, and the stacks of correspondence seemed to be closing in on me. Each second, I remembered two more things. Last Sunday’s sermon was on the parable of the Sower. (And I got to read the Mark … More Thorns

The Director

There’s this thing that authors aren’t supposed to do. A deadly thing. So deadly they put it in a foreign language. It’s called deus ex machina. It literally means “god from the machine” a term used for the part in Greek and Roman plays when a “god” would descend into the middle of the play … More The Director

Redeemer

I was thinking about the book of Ruth today. It’s one of my favorites in the Bible. Maybe because it has a female main character and gives a nice break from the violence and hopelessness of Judges. More probably because it is partly a love story… Boaz never apologizes first. Ruth doesn’t have a cute car (more … More Redeemer

Master Storyteller

I’ve been thinking a lot about denouements lately. They’ve been cropping up in articles, workshops, and even everyday conversation as Mom helped us fix our French pronunciation. 🙂 Everyone says this is one of the most important parts of your story. It’s the summation. The tied strings. The tiny puzzle piece that can make or break the … More Master Storyteller