The Glen West experience

How would you like to spend several days participating in a productive workshop and living within a creative community? Attend Glen West! Many years ago, Gideon Strauss and I chatted about Christianity and culture. I was writing a series of articles for Christian Renewal on Christians in the arts, and he's passionate about promoting art and leadership … Continue reading The Glen West experience

Blog hopping

My friend Yvonne Anderson writes fascinating sci-fi, and her blog is one of the stops on the Christian Book Lovers Hop, going on now: June 25-30. What is a blog hop? It's a creative way to link blogs and give readers a chance to win free stuff. It looks like most of the blogs on … Continue reading Blog hopping

I get by with a little help from my friends

Although the lyrics of that old Beatles song fail to reflect the comprehensive character of my personal worldview, there's definitely a sense in which I get by with a little help from my friends. Every writer knows the importance of networking. A writer can't construct a platform without building name recognition, which requires networking through … Continue reading I get by with a little help from my friends

Best. Feeling. Ever!

Is there any greater delight than being productive and believing that you're doing exactly what God wants you to do? Today's a Wonderful Wednesday because I finished the introduction and Day 1 of a new devotional manuscript I'm writing. Writing can be such a struggle when you feel as if you're pulling every word out … Continue reading Best. Feeling. Ever!

Retreat reflections: Strength in weakness

Last weekend I spoke to about 65 women during a retreat hosted by Wellsburg United Reformed Church at Pine Lake Christian Camp near Eldora, IA. It was wonderful to greet old friends and meet new ones in a scenic and secluded setting, drawing closer to each other and to God. Lisa Nuiver enhanced the experience … Continue reading Retreat reflections: Strength in weakness

Growing grace

Two recent blog posts worth sharing both address the idea of growing grace. Jared C. Wilson writes succinctly and precisely on his blog at The Gospel Coalition site about Cultivating a Gracious Climate in Your Church. His article is, without a doubt, the best out of my copious reading on the subject. And David Murray, over … Continue reading Growing grace

Radio interview

This morning a local radio station broadcast an interview with me about my books Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss and A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God.  Dr. Bob Leonard's interview for his "In Depth" program is now available online here.

Do not lose heart

Have you ever noticed God impressing upon your mind the same text of Scripture during the same time frame? Maybe you'll read a passage during your personal devotions, and then you'll hear a radio minister preach on it or you'll hear the words of it in a song. For the last two Sundays, God has … Continue reading Do not lose heart

A Month of Sundays in print!

My publisher, Reformation Heritage Books, reports that printed copies of my devotional, A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God, arrived yesterday! You can order it here from Reformation Heritage Books for only $7.50! You can also order it here from Amazon for $10. Publisher's Product Description In today’s hectic and distressing world, demands and … Continue reading A Month of Sundays in print!

An amazing week

Here's the #1 reason why it's been an amazing week. Grandson #5 was born last evening and that alone makes this a Wonderful Wednesday. We're thankful for a safe delivery and healthy baby! My heart overflowed with so many emotions during these last days that calling it an amazing week is a meager misnomer. But … Continue reading An amazing week