All posts for the month February, 2015

Simmer Starters – Feb. 27, 2015

Following Christ on Social Media: 15 Questions for Self-Examination (Kevin Halloran) – Great list of questions to ask ourselves about our social media use. Why Things Often Don’t Make Sense (DesiringGod Blog) – Ohhhh, this is beautiful.  “And this is the most real story that exists, for this story is reality. All the characters involved […]

Love Is… – 1 Corinthians 13 Series Introduction

At the beginning of this Valentine’s month, I decided that I needed more love in my life. By which I mean – my lack of love was painfully evident to me.  It was evident in how I spoke, thought, and acted every day, particularly toward my little children. If there’s anyone in the world you think you […]

Simmer Starters – Feb. 20, 2015

In this week’s Simmer Starters, there are lots of links about literature and the state of fiction. Why are Christian Movies So Painfully Bad? (Brandon Ambrosino) – Even if you don’t think Christian movies are all bad, there are some fascinating quotes in here about common problems in Christian storytelling.  “It isn’t problematic that Christians ‘borrow […]

5 Things I Want Aspiring Young Authors to Know

This post is for the young writers of the world! And I admit it – technically I’m still a “young writer” myself.  I’m not even a quarter of a century old yet!  😛  But I’m thinking specifically of the teen and preteen writers among us. Guys, I’ve been where you are now.  It was one […]

Simmer Starters – February 13, 2015

I don’t have as many links today as usual, but a couple of them are lengthy.  Enjoy! How To Break Through Small Talk and Turn Strangers Into Friends ( – I hate small talk, but I stink at breaking through it to deeper topics with people I don’t know very well!  I’m determined to study how […]