The Red Pen of…Life?

Editing became a normal part of my life when I went to college. As a writer, I’m used to people dissecting my work. So what happens when I start taking the red pen to my manuscript? I discovered something surprising. Read more.


Do What You Love

What’s the one thing you love doing so much that you have a hard time understanding how other people can’t like it? That was one of the questions in Jon Acuff’s new book Quitter. The question made me stop for second. Not because I didn’t know what it was but because I wanted to make … Continue reading

story {pt. 4}

“And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you about learning to love a woman or … Continue reading

story {pt. 3}

“The Bible makes it clear that every time that there is a story of faith, it is completely original. God’s creative genius is endless.” — Eugene H. Peterson Sometimes, I want to sit back and marvel at the way God orchestrates things. Usually, this is when I’m on a mountaintop, reveling in the joy of accomplishment. … Continue reading

story {pt. 2}

When it comes to character development, there’s usually a lot of pain involved. You don’t grow without being stretched through uncomfortable situations and choosing to rise up to the challenge. There comes a point when the character must decide that instead of some random character, they are going to be the hero and do whatever … Continue reading