BLOG My giant zoom head with its terrible hair Apr 22, 2020 Zoom is starting to remind me of going to get my hair cut. How you sit there for an hour or more, looking at yourself in the mirror, thinking about your stupid hair. Read More I cannot read through a pandemic Apr 14, 2020 Once, when I was a kid, my sister burst into my bedroom and yelled at me that my room was on fire. I had placed a rabbit puppet on top of my nightside table reading lamp, and there it smoldered as I read on, page after page, completely oblivious to my burning and beloved toy. Read More This morning I sat and listened Apr 7, 2020 Brent either leads or participates in Morning Prayer via Zoom most mornings, usually sitting at one end of our dining room table. I have joined in, but this morning I read the paper instead. Read More I don’t think I’ll be building birdhouses Mar 28, 2020 I don't think I'll be learning macrame, or another language, or finally learning how to build a birdhouse during this time of being set apart and locked up and locked down. Read More Our neighbours are definitely having more fun Mar 22, 2020 The other night I drifted off to sleep with our neighbour's party music in one ear and Brent murmuring "The global death toll has now reached 10,000," in the other. I think our neighbours are definitely having more fun. Read More Will I be a good pandemic wife and mother? I doubt it. Mar 16, 2020 Even though I did just cut up a cantaloupe into bite sized pieces -- which is a bit of work, actually -- and placed the tiny bits into two matching bowls, and sprinkled them with kosher salt and cinnamon (who knows, really, how this will actually taste?), as a kind of surprise dessert, I am worried at how I will pull through for my family. Read More We write better when we are not alone Mar 2, 2020 Last week I was in Winnipeg with Patricia, my writing buddy and co-author of Craft, Cost & Call: How to Build a Life as a Christian Writer. We visited Providence College & Seminary and spoke and shared with writing students in an afternoon class. Read More Heads boiled like cabbages Dec 17, 2019 Yesterday I read The Minister's Wife: A memoir of faith, doubt, friendship, loneliness, forgiveness and more one last time, every word, each sentence, every scene, each stumbling thought. Read More Shades of Light Oct 12, 2019 With her newest book Shades of Light, Sharon Garlough Brown paints a picture of mental health challenges, anxiety, depression, grief and ultimately the hope and community and friendship she writes about so well. Read More Craft, Cost & Call: How to Build a Life as a Christian Writer Jun 21, 2019 Written with co-author Patricia Paddey, this new book is our love letter to writers. Read More The power of “You are welcome.” Jun 11, 2019 Recently I texted "You're welcome" to a friend, who had thanked me for two simple things I did. A magazine I gave her and a conversation I had with her son, who is the same age and temperament as my son. Read More Writing books from my Facebook Writing Friends Jan 22, 2019 I presented a seminar at Urbana18 this year, on The Beautiful Intersection of Faith and Writing (writers can't have normal titles for their writing workshops). In preparation I asked for suggested writing books from my Facebook writing buddies. I asked. They answered. Read More « Previous 1 2 3 4 … 15 Next » SUBSCRIBE TO BLOG Receive periodic updates as I post new articles. Name* First Last Email* EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.