Words on Page

Very early in my writing endeavors, I learned two acronyms to frame the writing life--B.I.C. and W.O.P. B.I.C. stands for butt-in-chair. W.O.P. stands for words-on-page. You've heard the old adage, writers write. And if you've ever attempted to be a writer you also know how hard it is to (1) carve time out to sit…

Wisdom for Writers

Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised. --John Steinbeck Tip #1 of Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

Not How It Was Envisioned

Just after I posted a mention of my own coming to Jesus experience involving alligators, I saw this in the news. Pastor Killed by Giant Crocodile During Baptism Service I'm pretty sure this qualifies as a bad day in pastoral ministry. When your lakeside baptism service doesn't go as planned-- Oh my! Shifting from such…

Influential V

Thus far in my series of posts on the ten most influential albums from my childhood and teenage years I’ve taken you through some of the earliest musical recollections—CTA, Boston, Elton John and Seals and Crofts (all of which I encountered before my tenth birthday). Today I’ll take you back to a day in my…