All posts for the month July, 2015

Simmer Starters – July 25, 2015

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately!  My brain has been totally absorbed with new baby and family stuff and I haven’t had a lot of mental bandwidth for writing articles, barely adding a sentence or two to my book every few days!  But I try to keep up my Simmer Starters, because they […]

Simmer Starters – July 18, 2015

I think I’m going to move my Simmer Starters to Saturday permanently, and do my regular posts mid-week. 🙂 Re-Imaging Jesus (Rebecca LuElla Miller) – “In the same way that the re-imagers want to make out that Christians are the new Pharisees, they want to hand Jesus the winebibber and glutton tag—only that’s now apparently a positive […]

Worldbuilding: The Ripple Effect

The worldbuilding is one of my favorite parts of any good speculative fiction novel. I may be unusual in this, but a really great speculation – a unique “what if?” premise – can sometimes sell a book to me all by itself. And then, if the fictional world feels real and deeper than the page, […]

Simmer Starters – July 10, 2015

Last week it completely slipped my mind to do my Simmer Starters!  And today I almost forgot again!  Ack.  So here are the most interesting links from the last couple of weeks, a little late in the day.  Enjoy! Since there are a lot, I’ve divided them by my two most common topics. Faith & […]

When God Says “As You Wish”

Last week I was chatting with a friend about parenting struggles.  She has a child who had gotten addicted to TV, and she had to do the hard work of cutting back screen time.  Not only was it upsetting to the child, but it was hard on Mom too!  Now she has to entertain the […]