I Want to Be a Persons-Pleaser

Something imperceptible shifted in me in the last couple of months. The first time it felt like a fluke – I was having a good day, apparently, nothing special. The second time it barely caught my notice – a passionate moment of boldness, probably too bold, but whatever. The third time it took me by […]

On Living in a Box

Sometimes my life feels like a long saga of making proclamations to myself… I would never do that. Nah, that’s not really for me. That’s not my thing. Or conversely: This is what I am made for. This is my thing, my purpose. This is who I am. …And then God bringing me around later and […]

Simmer Starters – July 15, 2016

Brace yourselves!  After missing it last week, I have a ton of Simmers to catch up on. 😀 Hospitality and the Holy Imagination (Zach Franzen) – Some fascinating, worthy thoughts here (it takes a bit for the article to really get going, so stay with it). “Artists should be good hosts. At the very least […]

Simmer Starters – July 2, 2016

Fear Not, the Universe is Wildly Out of Your Control (Ricky Alcantar) – “Psalm 97:1 says simply ‘The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!’ This of course implies that we do not reign ultimately. On many days I don’t like that. But rather than cause for anxiety the Psalmist encourages us that it’s cause for celebration. […]

Simmer Starters – June 24, 2016

Today we’ve got some writing articles, a culture/faith article, and two marriage articles. Enjoy! Why You Should Stop Searching For Your Authentic Voice (Enchanting Marketing) – This is a fascinating and refreshing look at the topic of finding your writing voice.  “What if you liberate yourself from your search for authenticity? Could you find a voice resonating […]