I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

As my friends and regular readers know, I am very slow to follow fads. I usually wait them out and see if everyone is still talking about the book when the next fad book comes on the scene before I pick it up to read myself. The first time I heard of The Hunger Games … Continue reading I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

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Life Update

Just across the train tracks in downtown Conroe, nestled between the historic Owen and Crighton theatres, is a little coffee shop called Conroe Coffee. It's 7:45am. I've ordered the Polar Bear Latte and seated myself at the glass table with a swirl of white embossed flowers by the lounge window over-looking the street. Jazz music … Continue reading Life Update

A Theology of Church Architecture

Architecture has long been a subject of great fascination for me. Questions like “what does a building mean?” and “what is that building saying?” send a thrill through my little INFJ heart. Meeting in a rented space for church throughout all of my teen years has also cultivated in me a deeper appreciation for what … Continue reading A Theology of Church Architecture

Poetry Contest Results…Delayed

On May 31st, I was supposed to find out the results of the Cutbank Chapbook Poetry Contest I entered back in March. After refreshing my email all day long (and actually turning email notifications on--something I never do) and not hearing anything I contacted the social media manager. He contacted the judges and found out … Continue reading Poetry Contest Results…Delayed

I’m Make My Pen A Bow And Draw It Across the Blank Page Till It Sings

What of me? What do I have to give? I know what to do, what I do best. I'll make my pen a bow and draw it across the blank page till it sings. I'll coax shapeless thoughts and feelings into words, into my own kind of music. My knees bend, my body sways with … Continue reading I’m Make My Pen A Bow And Draw It Across the Blank Page Till It Sings

Conroe Shakespeare Festival Review

I attended the Conroe Shakespeare Festival today with two of my siblings and we really enjoyed it. Here is a list of what I liked about the festival and a list of what I think can be improved. Positives: It's free! The atmosphere was small, friendly, casual, and interactive. A member of the Texas Renaissance … Continue reading Conroe Shakespeare Festival Review

Advice To Young Writers

Not all writers start young. But to those who do, I think there is some special advice needed. When you're young, the world is at your feet and you're the next prodigy genius waiting to burst upon the world. I remember that feeling. I decided I wanted to "be a writer" when I was thirteen. … Continue reading Advice To Young Writers

Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!

Happy 8th Birthday, Grace Family Baptist Church of Conroe, TX! Earlier this week, on March 7th, my church celebrated its anniversary. I made this time lapse video to commemorate the occasion. I love you all, my dear church family! Every week I sit by a window in our prayer chapel and look at a tree … Continue reading Happy 8th Birthday GfBC Conroe!

Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet

Well guys, I am now a poet pursuing publication. For those of you who don't know, for the last five years, I have written what I have affectionately called "stoems," a cross between a short story and a poem. I went an unconventional route with getting feedback on my latest stoem. After sharing it with … Continue reading Update On My Writing: Why This Short Story Writer Turned Poet