Apple and My Writing Life

The noted German pastor and theologian Helmut Thielicke once told his students, "Sell all [the books] that you have … and buy Spurgeon." Great advice! Certain things are essential to my writing life. My Apple products, are chief among them.   You, there! Want to be a writer? Sell all you have ... and buy…

Wisdom for Writers

Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream. Your schedule — in at about the same time every day, out when your thousand words are on paper or disk — exists in order to habituate yourself, to make yourself ready to dream just as you make yourself…

Influential III

Another blast from my musical past. Continuing this series on the most influential albums I listened to growing up (in no particular order), here's ... Post three of ten: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John It's always best to start at the beginning – and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road.…

FMM

Five Minute Memoir quip #214 I’m quite certain I could never work for a living. I look back upon 21 years of pastoral ministry and realize I was simply living out and sharing my faith-journey with others. Sermons, visitation, teaching, care—those were just things I loved to do. It wasn’t a job. I got paid…