Whispering Along a Thin Trembling Thread

"What if we writers are able to tell stories of hurt and joy only because something in us is dulled enough to look them full in the face? What a mission we might have then, to introduce the truth of brokenness and redemption to our brothers and sisters terrified to hear it. We’d have to… Continue reading Whispering Along a Thin Trembling Thread



"Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can't see it. So quietly submit to be painted—i.e., keep fulfilling all the obvious duties of your station (you really know quite well enough what they are!), asking forgiveness for each failure and then leaving it alone. You are in the right way.… Continue reading Remember


On being an introvert and a writer

Author Adam McHugh kindly invited me to contribute a guest post to his website today. My post, a reflection on being an introvert and a writer, is part of Adam's "Introvert Saturday" series, which features posts by introverts from all areas of life. I encourage you to check out the posts from the rest of the… Continue reading On being an introvert and a writer


Ponder-worthy words from Parker Palmer

I've lately been reading a lot of (and listening to podcasts by) Parker J. Palmer, an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues including education, community, leadership, spirituality, vocation, and social change. I came upon a powerful passage  that speaks to the uncertainty and loneliness that knots up so many of our souls: Here is the insight most… Continue reading Ponder-worthy words from Parker Palmer