So this feels like the scariest, most vulnerable post I've ever written. As I sit here staring at the cursor blinking on my laptop screen, my fear is pleading with me to hide this away and add a few more bricks to the fortress around my heart. But someone reminded me this week that the … Continue reading To My Friends Experiencing a Faith Transition
O Great Creator, We are gathered together in your name That we may be of greater service to you And to our fellows. We offer ourselves to you as instruments. We open ourselves to your creativity in our lives. We surrender to you our old ideas. We welcome your new and more expansive ideas. We … Continue reading An Artist’s Prayer
One of the (many) perks of living in Nashville is the frequent opportunity to connect with the literary world in general and some of my favorite writers in particular. Yesterday I had the privilege of sitting in on a conversation between Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert at the Nashville Public Library Literary Award Public Lecture … Continue reading A Conversation with Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Gilbert
From the ends of the earth I call to you I call as my heart grows faint lead me to the rock that is higher than I for you have been my refuge.
What is the #1, fundamental, foundational human need, more important than food, water, oxygen or even safety? Identity. Identity? Identity: Do I exist? Do I matter? Do I have value? Am I good enough? Who am I? I have been learning about identity since January. I see it everywhere now. I see it in every book, … Continue reading This word is changing lives. This word will change the world.