I wasn’t dressed as well as I could have been for the twenty-below-zero weather. My nose was stiff on the outside, runny on the inside, and my gloves were hardening up. I wish I had worn another pair of long johns and another couple of base layers. But I had thought I could handle it. […]
Have you ever felt like no one’s hearing your message that you’re so desperately trying to get out there? Me too. In fact, I’ve been struggling with that very thing on this blog. I love writing, and I have encouragers along the way, but recently, the numbers have gotten me into a funk. Funny how […]
This is the last part of a 3-part series on the three most important truths for creatives. To read the first part, click here. To read the second part, click here. Part 3: Repeat The third most important truth for creatives is to repeat. That is, to keep going. To do what you did yesterday […]
This is part 2 of a 3-part series on the three most important truths for creatives. To read the first part, click here. Part 2: Believe Most likely you can relate to me when I say that there are times I struggle to believe in my own work. It is precisely this unbelief that leaves […]
What are the three most important truths for creatives? This is a question that was posed to me by Dane Sanders via WeaveWriter. Part 1: Work The first truth to adopt as a creative is to do the work. It’s not as if I believe that when we creatives are studying, we’re not working, but I have […]
Upon receiving a letter from a schoolgirl in America (who, by her teacher’s suggestion, requested advice on writing), C.S. Lewis wrote to her eight pieces of advise. They’re all wonderful, but one in particular stuck with me this morning as I was re-reading the letter: “(4) Write about what really interests you, whether it is […]
There’s a difference between writing out of pure love and devotion and writing out of a desire for perfectionism. Editing your work out of pure love for the craft leads to beautiful paintings and beautiful music. But on the other hand, when you’re editing to achieve perfection, you’ve lost the art itself. You’re beating yourself […]
I'm an M.Div. student at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. I’m also the Residential Dean at Carey Hall. My passion as a writer and pastor is to encourage people through merciful teaching. What I love to do is help others grow in their relationship with Jesus and their life of following Him.
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