I had an introspective thought and then turned to wondering whether it had implications for character building on two levels. Let me know what you think.
Monthly Archives: October 2016
“[A]ppealing to the imagination is a way we can reach others” (p. 18, Imagination Redeemed: Glorifying God with a Neglected Part of Your Mind).
I’m just going to rip that line out of a paragraph so we can digest that a little bit. It seems to me that there are two big parts to this thought: a) we can reach others, and b) we can appeal to imagination in order to do so. Suddenly, imagination is a tool in our hands, and a connective one at that.
For a while I was keeping a little pocket flip-top notebook in my purse. I’d jot down notes whenever they struck and try to title the page to make it more searcher-friendly. You know what I have now? Something bound to get lost before I type in my disorganized notes.
Occasions for hymns are all around us. Are you looking for a special reason to write one? It’s recently hit me how many congregations are having big anniversaries! My own, here in Oklahoma, just celebrated 90 years last year, but one of my previous congregations is wrapping up 100 years! To celebrate, they commissioned a hymn, so I’ll go ahead and link that, along with a respectful nod affectionately turned to Lisa Clark, wordsmith, and Kevin Hildebrand, musician extraordinaire.
I found another imagination book! The Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing looks very interesting. It is a collection of essays, edited by Leland Ryken, that covers a wide variety of material.
Time for a yearly post about Portals of Prayer. Applying involves great writing practice and devotional discipline, and those writing samples allow CPH to discover new writers. Win, win. In this new quarter, October through December, I was pleased to see excellent writers for each month!