Monthly Archives: March 2018

A Quote about Writers

I ran across a quote in Sophia Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure that I thought might bring a smile to your face, as it did mine:

Sophie’s eyes went wide, and she turned toward the knight. “You’re a royal storyteller?” Before this moment, she had not known such a thing existed, but she was nonetheless impressed. She had, in fact, never met an author in person before. As you can imagine, it was a singularly thrilling experience. Should you ever be so lucky as to encounter an author in your life, you should shower her or him with gifts and praise.

THIS! Shower with gifts and praise! lol

Seriously though, folks. Isn’t it encouraging that some children’s book still encourage and emphasize reading? Yay for that!

If you’d like to share other children’s books that do so, feel free and I’ll try to get my kiddos to read them. 🙂

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A Wall

“Is she a wall?” There. I’ve asked it. What’s more, I’m pursuing it! But what in the world am I talking about?! My daughter and Song of Solomon 8:8b-9:

“What shall we do for our sister
on the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
we will build on her a battlement of silver,
but if she is a door,
we will enclose her with boards of cedar” (Song of Solomon 8:8b-9).

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Making Time

“You don’t find time. You make it.” Ok, but what does that mean? How can we understand the expression, “making time,” within a Lutheran vocational context? Dare we ask, “What does this mean?”

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Augustine the Hippo

I meant to blog this last week! How did I let so much time slip by?! Want to read a clever and cute children’s text posted on another writer’s blog? Let me introduce you to Augustine the Hippo.

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Church Year Poem

I’ve been thinking about poetry as a genre and writing some myself. I may even put together a book of it, just for fun. I’m thinking the title could be something like Theological Connections. Anyway, here is a post that caught my attention with its explanation and summary of the church year in poetic/hymn form. I’ve printed the poem up and think I’ll use it for homeschooling. Thanks, Robin Fish! (And, readers, if you’ve forgotten, now’s a good time to check out Rev. Fish’s book, Useful Hymns (Expanded edition published in  2017).

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Small Project

I’m confused by the blogging business. I keep hearing the advice, “Build your audience by giving away books! Just write something up!” But, do I want to be a blogger or a writer? A writer. I want to be a writer and encourage you on the side (no offense). But, just maybe, I’ve had an idea that can do both: encourage you and be a small project I could write to give away.

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Failing Doctrinal Review

I had an idea today that ultimately ended up failing doctrinal review. You know, MY doctrinal review. lol It made me think, maybe it’s best if sometimes things do fail our own standards for clarity. Then, we are free to think and not bound to engage an audience with every little idea we have.

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