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 […]

Bringing Joy to the Journey – Logo Reveal and Blog Redesign!

Hello, friends – if you’ve been at the Simmering Mind in the last few days, you may have already noticed that things look a little different around here! I haven’t blogged much lately (and missed some Simmer Starters…eek), but I’ve been hard at work.  Mostly this work has involved four small children and that thing we […]

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. […]

I’m Not Smart Enough to Tell This Story

I came across a quote the other day by author Shannon Hale.  She begins: I am (as usual) attempting to write a book that’s too hard for me. I’m telling a story I’m not smart enough to tell. The risk of failure is huge. I was stunned at how well that described where I am […]

#WIPjoy March 2016

I’ll be a bit busier on Twitter this month than usual…because it’s time for another #WIPjoy!!  #JanuaryWIPjoy was so much fun that I decided to make it a bimonthly challenge.  Any and ALL authors with a work-in-progress are invited to participate!  This is a great way to increase enthusiasm for your WIP and share inspiration […]