As I gaze upon the sites I follow on WordPress I tip my hat to the great writers who consistently write. Writing is hard work like being an entrepreneur. Brian Mansfield used to write about music for USA Today, and I'm sure he's been under the hammer to meet deadlines over the years. That's a … Continue reading A Writing Discipline
I want to share a beautiful chapter from Caralyn's Bloom. It really connected with me. Here it is. Just do the next right thing Life is a gift - it is all grace. And when we compare ourselves and our situations to others, we become dissatisfied and lose sight of grace. Recovery can be really … Continue reading Stranger Things or Next Things?
My friend Amy Bradford is a light in the darkness. Her battle with PTSD, and my battle with depression have made us two peas in a pod. Our conversations over the years have instilled in me a reality that I'm not alone. Depression makes you feel alone. It drives you to paralyzed fear, and when … Continue reading Some More Drivel
Carey and I just had a tiff about watching tv or not watching tv. It made me think of this section from Blue Like Jazz. I visited a church in the suburbs, and there was this blowhard preacher talking about how television rots your brain. He said that when we are watching television our minds … Continue reading To Watch TV or Not Watch TV?
This past year, and I mean from August 2016 to present, has been a particularly harder time period than normal. I'm not going to go into detail about the circumstances and parties involved, but I do want to pause and share a passage of Scripture the Holy Spirit has put on my heart. ...Fix your … Continue reading Think On These Things
I know this next thought is paltry in the grand scheme of things, but as you know nothing is changed unless it is faced. I cleaned three houses yesterday. And on my way to the second stop I saw a former customer whom I would like to have back. I realize the odds are not … Continue reading Eternities’ Finish
Mr. Acuff really struck a chord in me with Finish. I highly recommend it. My day began as normal, but as it progressed it was not what I would call a normal one. I completed my first stop, and I headed to my second and final one, but little did I know that I wouldn't … Continue reading Perfect Smurfic
I've been on the same paragraph since the start of this World Series Game 7. What is the deal with coming here and the blocks are lifted, but when I try to write a book every mental block that is available presents itself? Part of it is that I'm tired even though I haven't taken … Continue reading Writing Blocks
In another tab I am working on my book in Google Docs. I just had a block, so I thought I'd come here where many of my blocks are unblocked. I think the reason the book is daunting to me is that the span of time it represents is overwhelming. It's a memoir which means … Continue reading Here’s To Finishing