Monthly Archives: November 2017

Fiction is a way to say something in addition to current circumstances and relationships.

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Morning Star of Wittenberg

This blog is for writing-related stuff, which, to me, includes reading, too. So, although I did not blog about the CRAZY LARGE number of non-Lutheran homeschooling resources about the Reformation anniversary that flooded my gmail inbox, I did find one additional-to-CPH Reformation children’s book I particularly enjoy: Katharine von Bora: The Morning Star of Wittenberg.

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Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Woman

When I say I am thrilled that LCMS Deaconess Elizabeth Ahlman has another book out, it is an understatement. Her latest release, Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Womanis sure to be worth the effort of getting and digesting.

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LWML Bible Studies

You know how I feel about free resources. Today I can offer you a good number of free downloads from LWML Bible studies. Just scroll about half way to the bottom of this link and you’ll see them clear as day:

Our Hope and Future, based on Jeremiah 29:11–12 —  #LWML68940
Love’s Priceless Gift, based on John 3:16 —  #LWML68941
Unveiled Faces, based on 2 Corinthians 3:17–18 —  #LWML68942
Faith or Famine, based on Hebrews 11:1,6 —  #LWML68943
Facedown Worship, based on Psalm 95:6–7 —  #LWML68944
I Surrender!, based on Psalm 139:23–24 —  #LWML68945
One Extraordinary Night, based on Luke 2:8–14 —  #LWML68946
No Stranger in the Manger, based on Matthew 2:2,10–11 —  #LWML68947

I haven’t looked them over, but I’m glad to know they are there! 🙂

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Funny thing. I just can’t schedule what I’m going to write about. I have nearly a week’s worth of posts planned out, but . . . hmm . . . let’s see. What do I want to do today? Browse old drafts! 🙂

Good thing this is a hobby blog, right? Sometimes I can just do what I want instead of rolling with the waves as they pound upon the shore.

Happy writing! And, if you’re reading something good right now, let me know. I’ve started Elizabeth Ahlmann’s Demystifying the Proverbs 31 Woman and Peter Pan (technically Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and then Peter and Wendy), but I have a feeling I’ll want to read as the holiday season gets rolling. No doubt under snuggly blankets, as I always recommend.

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Aren’t Creative?

Sometimes people don’t write, because they think they aren’t creative. I’d like to encourage them–and you–to write anyway.

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Multiple Good Things

Today I’m happy to share with you a link to Deac. Heidi Goehmann‘s blog for a couple of reasons. First, she’s prioritizing between multiple good things–and aren’t we all?! Second, she’s prioritizing writing! Yay!! Third, she has a big announcement about her I Love My Shepherd Products with a Message store.

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Lutheran Witness 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, if I could have my way, I’d write ahead, leave plenty of time for changes and updates later, and try to keep a list of projects I can work on. And, it just so happens that Lutheran Witness 2018 themes have been announced! We can look them over now and see how we can lend a pen! As Lutheran writers we have a chance to . . . dare I say it . . . plan ahead! 🙂

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God Loves Me Such

There is another great Lutheran children’s book on the market now: God Loves Me Such That He Would Give by LCMS Pastor Gaven Mize. He and his wife, Ashlee, started working on this while they were expecting their precious firstborn (awwww), but now it’s a great gift for any child!

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Ladies and gentlemen, I’m reading some really good things written by fellow Lutherans, and it really warms my heart. Two pre-publication book projects! I know that I sometimes can harp on author community and support as opposed to competition, but it’s a beautiful thing to see people working with the words God has given them to help neighbors God has given. I’m really enjoying and appreciating them.

Even if that reading and my kids’ soccer season is eating up all my time. 🙂 But soccer ends this week! Don’t tell the kids, but yay, yay, yay!

I also hurt my knee something awful and have been extra cranky lately. But I shouldn’t be. There is so much to be thankful for. Even if martyrdom is still an ongoing reality as our Lord told us it would be. Sigh.

In lamer news, (Ha! LAME!) I haven’t been making decisions quickly. My Lutheran resources and crafts page has gotten kind of out-of-control long. Should I go ahead and split the two? An increasing number of pages are linking to it so I hate to trouble them with updating broken links, blah, blah, but what do you think? Necessary?

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