Category: Writing Spot

Out of silence, God speaks: thoughts on pain from a writer’s perspective

Have you ever been so broken that the only word you can push from the depths of your soul is why? Why did God allow my son to die? Why have I lost everything I have ever worked for? Does God even care? And…

Showdown on Main Street

Proverbs 18.6 (ESV): “A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.” Rope in hand, Sheriff Longhorn strode to the middle of the road. The sun, not the advancing criminal, made sweat pour down his back. The wind kicked dirt into his face,…

A Slice of Heaven

Good friends can be silent together. So it is with God. To sit in His presence and listen to the wind in the trees. Ah, that is a slice of Heaven. – D.G. 5/1/10 Written while sitting in a Wisconsin forest preserve.

New Short Story

Remember in olden days when magazines published fiction in installments? Each issue, the story would end right when you didn’t want it to, but it kept bringing you back for more. Someplace Else (brought to you by the Disciple’s Post) is just like that. Every…

Emotions and Writing

What part does an author’s emotions play in her writing? I have heard well-published authors explain that if an author feels sad, the reader will feel it more, if the author is scared, so it is with the reader, and so on. If that is…

Review of The American Patriot’s Almanac

Do you like history? In William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb’s book The American Patriot’s Almanac, history fills the entire year. On each page you will find a new “on this day in history.”

Ode to Winter

Winter, why dost thou act like a spoilt child When Spring peeks in her head so wild? You must give Spring her turn; When will you ever learn?

Totally Worth It

Last month I had the awesome opportunity to attend the Christian Writers Guild’s Writing for the Soul conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was a time of refreshment, connecting, and learning. It was my first writers conference, but I didn’t feel like a rookie. I…

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