Barren Beginnings, Part 3

I’ve been sitting on this last of three sessions for the Bible study, “Barren Beginnings” for a few days. I’m just not sure about it yet, so I would especially welcome your comments or suggestions on writing or content. Am I stating when I ought to be leading with questions? Is it too long, being half a page longer than the other two sessions? Is it less friendly to a broad audience? The previous parts are here and here.

And, once it’s in semi-final form, I’ll post it somewhere so you can download and print it for free use—probably on a new resource page! 🙂

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Vulnerable

I attended a great church workers’ conference early this week and I am so thankful for all the good stuff rolling around in my head now! I’m still short on sleep so this post will be a brief one. It’s occurred to me that I do not realize how vulnerable I am. And, vulnerability is part of why we pray, both motivating us in humility toward God and instigating us to pray all the more against evil and the devil!

As writers, vulnerability is an important facet to our craft. We sneak into our readers’ place. We wiggle into characters and finagle scenarios. We exploit plots, lead through loop holes, etc.

So, if you’re just looking for something to think about today, think about just how vulnerable you are, and just how soundly our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rescues us from death, the devil, and our own sinful flesh!

Thanks be to God!

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Sometimes when you’re giving thanks for little things—like a nice long sleep after good company—you get a day behind on your blog. But, boy, do I have more ideas and content for the days to come! 🙂

Happy writing!

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Art Therapy

Along the lines of yesterday: I don’t know too much about art therapy, but today I’m linking to an article by Vanessa Rasanen in which creativity helps her keep, and seek, balance. I thought writers would be able to relate and appreciate the perspective!

I may not be able to craft visual arts, but I do think beauty is tremendously underrated. May God’s gifts in beauty be therapeutic to us all.

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Lutheran Resource Pages

I like resources and resource pages. I like tidy lists that can serve as one stop shops. So, I’m thinking about putting together yet another page on this site, listing Lutheran resources that may or may not be writing related. By that I mean, links for free resources like Bible studies and not-free resources like Lutheran Etsy shops. Is that dumb? Am I losing sight of my focus with this page?

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My Little ABC Liturgy Book

I’m so close with the last session of the Bible study. I have the content, but I’m not pleased with the writing yet. So, today’s post will talk about Rev. Gaven Mize’s new book, My Little ABC Liturgy Book!

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Division(s)

Maybe I just don’t have rosy questions in mind when I think of Bible studies. Want to know what I’d like to see? A Bible study on division(s)!

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Simply Classical Curriculum

I’ve gotten some happy news. My children’s book, How Can I Helpis part of a special education curriculum through Memoria Press, and that “Simply Classical Curriculum” has won First Place in The Old Schoolhouse EE Award for 2016!
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Random sacramental poem

Random poem of mine I found in my many scattered notes about the Sacraments/Means of Grace. 🙂 I won’t hold my breath that this will be helpful, but we can encourage each other to tinker, too, can’t we?

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GoodRead Giveaways

I’ve found a few Lutheran GoodRead giveaways for you:

Jack Kilcrease has 10 advance copies of his newest book, Martin Luther in His Own Words: Essential Writings of the Reformation(Amazon description here.) Giveaway ends April 10, 2017.

Tyrel Bramwell has 5 copies of The Gift and the Defender (Lumen Legends #1). (Amazon description here.) Giveaway ends April 16, 2017.

Happy reading and writing!

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