Sorry, everybody. I mis-scheduled again. <Headdesk> My scheduling skills have been sadly lacking this week and I’m in a funk about it.
It’s official! A Lutheran Writers’ Conference! Dates to save! An honest to goodness location because it is actually finally happening! “Here I Write,” here I come!
I can’t seem to finish. I have articles I want to write on sort of family/ educational/ cultural stuff, and even projects on the very verge of completion! But, again, I can’t seem to finish. YET . . .
Sometimes I get frustrated with reality.
I haven’t shared an idea for a while so here goes: While American society devolves in its education while eschewing cultural exchange & interaction, why not explore how Christianity offers multilayered unity? If I were to do it, and I certainly don’t have the time right now, I’d aim for a novel aimed at middle schoolers and older. I’d make it dystopian. While education revolves around ideas that are not allowed to interact with actual life, Christianity is underground, subversive in its emphases that what we believe does affect everything else in our life.
Dear Lord, there is a lot of work to do. It can be so pressing! But thank You for doing all that truly needs to be done. Thank You for this world and these people around us. Thank You for every opportunity to do good. Thank You for loving us even despite ourselves because of Your Son. Help us to recognize which opportunities are truly ours and which are better filled by others. Help us also to recognize anew Your gifts and Your blessings every day. Through Jesus Christ Your Son, amen.
I learned about something delightful that I get to share about. 🙂 It falls more under Lutheran resource than Lutheran authors, though maybe I can argue that composing is writing, too! For your pleasure: Hymns That I Love: Solo Piano arrangements of Confessional Hymns, composed and arranged by Kurt Weber.
Another Lutheran author! I’m so pleased to introduce you to Lutheran author, poet, and retired pastor Ray Spitzenberger. 🙂 He’s graciously sent in a guest post, but even before we get to that, I’d like to turn your attention to his book, It Must Be the Noodles & Other Wendish Stories from Mama’s Texas Kitchen. You may have to take it from me, but Wendish noodles are amazing!! As is Wendish potato salad!!
A sequel is already in the works and both sound absolutely charming!