This is a short post for today. 🙂 I trust you won’t mind. I had a little interview on KFUO about my recent article in the Lutheran Witness on vocation and multitasking.Figured maybe that’s reason enough to have a little shameless self-promotion. ha ha haa
By the way, I really like it when I sound prolific. Makes me want to be even more so!
There are so many weird hangups in a writer’s life. Am I wrong? For instance, I keep stalling on my poetry project because I keep writing poetry. And, since I’m self-publishing, who’s to say when I should cut myself off?! Even weirder, my latest writing dilemma has to do with turtles.
I recently heard that Rebecca Lemke was recently published so I had to find out more. Turns out that there is a series of Emerging Writer anthologies coming out, including Oklahoma’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology, and I can’t help but think that’s a pretty cool thing!
I received a great pick me up in addition to all of God’s other gifts in church yesterday. Now, I have a pretty big family, but the kiddos happened to have scattered, sitting some here, others there. I was holding Joy, my friend/organist’s toddler. I love Joy. And, she gave me great joy in an unexpected way.
Not everyone likes poetry and that is fine. At the same time, maybe we can admit that we often like to read rhyming scripts to our kiddos. We like how little lessons can seem a little more learnable. Now, poetry is not always for the sake of learning. Self-expression is the big genre these days, but that is far from refuting poetry as an educational tool. And, as a tool, it can plant a seed, hack a weed, or dig down deep. But, what does that have to do with apples?
Mary Jackquelyn Moerbe (rhymes with Furby) is an LCMS deaconess, writer, speaker, and homeschooler. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Letters, a combination of history, literature, language, and philosophy, and a BA in music. Her master of arts degree is in theology with deaconess certification from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Rev. Ned A. Moerbe, have six children and live in Oklahoma.
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