At a writing workshop at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, our teacher, Sands Hall, gave us exercises from her book, Tools of the Writers Craft.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Should you one day make it to Jerusalem, you will no doubt also make your way to what many consider the holiest site in the world: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Dwight Lee Wolter
Many children learn to love through their first pet, and losing a pet is often their first experience with death and grief.
Quinn G. Calwell
Every time I read the story of Jacob and Esau, I'm struck again by how much Jacob. totally. sucks. Like, a lot.
You are created in God's image. That means showing up, speaking up, living out the purpose for which you were created, whatever that may be.
When I told a new spiritual director my secret, it seemed like such a fatal flaw for a ministry student that I could hardly speak it aloud. "Half the time," I whispered, "I don't even believe in God."
Emily C. Heath
When I work with the children and youth of my church, I'm always aware of the power I hold to shape their futures. I try to remember that an off-hand comment might squelch a kid's dream.
God lets us be, because she loves us. If God stayed as close as she was in the act of creation, we'd have no independent existence.
The winter river has surprised me with its beauty.
One of the favorite critiques of my generation is that we were raised in a culture where "everyone gets a trophy."