A Summer Writing Strategy

I’ve done it. I’ve come up with a summer writing strategy for myself!

I don’t mean to talk non-stop about my personal life on the Internet. Suffice it to say there’s plenty of chaos in it right now. 🙂 I’ve been setting up LutheranHomeschool.com and Cranach.org, which are totally worthy projects and all . . . still, they aren’t writing. Not in the way I want to. Not in the way that balances my life out: creativity here, practicalities there.

Anyway. You can laugh at me. My summer writing strategy is to send my kids—all six of them!!!—to a neighboring Lutheran congregation’s VBS! Ha ha haaaa! I will camp out, without volunteering myself, Monday through Friday, at a blissful coffee shop (Yay, Ponca’s Perk!), writing from about 9 to noon every day.

It’s almost a dream come true. It’s a dream-I-didn’t-know-to-dream come true!!!

I have too many projects in every stage of the game. Right now, though, I want to work on liturgy lessons for kids and just maybe start jotting down notes for similar lessons on the Trinity & Athanasian Creed. Every Trinity Sunday the creed is so articulate, edifying, and revelatory . . . yet do we teach it to our children?! You know, this is the creed that states:

Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.

But do we actually teach our children this brilliant piece of writing that so clearly and carefully states what Christ has handed down to us about who God is?! Nope. We only give them Bible stories. Or analogies that are from outside of Scripture. As though children can handle nothing more than stories or things we make up as we stretch our own reasoning. Harrumph.

Ladies and gentlemen, you know what I think is great and amazing beyond words? That our Lord and Savior gives faith to children. Not only salvation but even the content and teaching of blessed Scripture! Including all the things which we accept as true because of the Speaker rather than our own reason! 

Are you with me on this soapbox? I hope so.

Anyway, let me know if you have a summer writing strategy, too. 🙂 I may need all the strategies I can get.

PS. Don’t forget. My Wazzlewood Giveaway is still going on! Head on back to my post featuring the Wazzlewood giveaway and comment on the original post to enter.

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