Over the past hour, I’ve written more than 1500 words which I never intend to see the light of day. These are not those words, but I couldn’t have written these without them. I didn’t write anything particularly shameful, or even secret. I was simply writing in a mode different and distinct from the modeContinue reading “Faith seeking understanding #060: Writing for an audience vs. writing for myself”
Very often I wonder how I am doing.I wonder this on days like today where I spent a significant amount of time under a blanket on my day bed listening to podcasts about theology. It seems I was getting nothing done. But I think, in retrospect, these times are necessary for me. They are fallowContinue reading “Faith seeking understanding #059: Lying fallow”
I haven’t given myself a lot of time to write this evening.
I’ve been several types of Christian in my life. Even now I continue to be a certain type of Christian, a particular kind of Christian with a set of beliefs and (more important to me) practices that I intend to keep me firmly centered within the train of the followers of Christ. Therefore, it isContinue reading “Faith seeking understanding #057: Which Christianity are you talking about?”
Well, I was feeling pretty full of myself as I sauntered into my therapist’s office today. When he asked, I told him that I was doing very well. When he asked me why I was doing very well, I told him that I had had a very creative day; I had spent most of theContinue reading “Faith seeking understanding #056: On needing a good kick in the butt”
Wasting time is a skill I consider myself to be particularly good at, so I was amused to see the title of Alan Lightman’s little book: In Praise of Wasting Time. It’s a short read with charming illustrations and I recommend it, whether you consider yourself good at wasting time or not. I almost didn’tContinue reading “Faith seeking understanding #055: In Praise of Wasting Time (a review)”
Today I still find myself in a creative flow.
I really didn’t want to interrupt my flow today. It’s been a productive few weeks for me—especially the past few days, and I want to keep up the momentum. But I must realize that—even when things are going well… even really well, it is sometimes wise to pause and save some excitement for a subsequentContinue reading “Faith seeking understanding #053: On productivity and balance”
As daydreams turn to naps before my computer screen, I realized I had better write something before midnight sneaks up on me and I miss a day.
I wrote today. For hours. [Or, rather, I storycrafted. Writing involves lining up words in a particular order which conveys a story, but what I did today was storycraft.] I basically worked and reworked the synopsis for an old and ambitious project of mine that I thought would never see the light of day again.Continue reading “Faith seeking understanding #051: How I got into a flow today”