Book Review: Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson’s Adorning the Dark is an artists’ retreat captured in book form. That’s the simplest and truest way I can describe its impact on me. Adorning the Dark is part-memoir of Peterson’s artistic journey and personal life, part-spiritual reminders for creative souls, part-guidebook for artists. The book isn’t just for your typical “creatives”—writers, musicians, … Continue reading Book Review: Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson

I’m Still a Writer

I didn’t write a single new book in 2019. Sure, I did edit two different novels. I created and plotted a whole new series. And this isn’t the first year I haven’t written a new novel. I didn’t complete a new one in 2017 either, and, in fact, I made more writing progress this past … Continue reading I’m Still a Writer

I’ll Be Home for Christmas…But What is “Home”?

Home has always been a complicated concept for me. Moving to new places every few years was a constant given for our family during my childhood. Because of that transience, I often longed for the days when I would be able to settle in one place for a long time. In particular, I dreamed of … Continue reading I’ll Be Home for Christmas…But What is “Home”?

Hello, This is Me: Year 22

As I type this, I’m sipping my morning cup of coffee. It’s a daily occurrence for me, usually followed up by another cup in the early afternoon. The morning cup I usually have over (or after) a dive into God’s incredible Word. I like to save the afternoon cup for writing time. I entered my … Continue reading Hello, This is Me: Year 22

My Unexpected, Unplanned, Unwanted Gap Year

Vulnerability alert! I failed hard last year. Okay, maybe I’m being hard on myself, but last summer I certainly felt like the World’s Biggest Failure of 2018 and Life. It took many months to rebuild my confidence, my sense of life direction, and pieces of my relationship with God. So what happened? Great question. The … Continue reading My Unexpected, Unplanned, Unwanted Gap Year

Editing and the Discipline of the Lord

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 5 “but [God] disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” – Hebrews 12:10b-11 (NASB) … Continue reading Editing and the Discipline of the Lord

Outlining, Writing, and the Author of Everything

Christians and the Creative Writing Process, Part 4  “All things came into being through Him [Christ], and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” – John 1:3 (NASB) “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He [Jesus] explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” … Continue reading Outlining, Writing, and the Author of Everything