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

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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

My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

Vocal Proponent of Shallow, Nominally Christian Films Calls For Higher Standards For Film

"It's time to end the compromise and raise our standards for the film industry," father of twelve posted to his Facebook wall last Saturday. "Start saying "no" to the secular Hollywood industry and put your money behind shallow Christian films that reinforce the traditional stereotypes that real Christians everywhere fight against in real-life relationships with … Continue reading Vocal Proponent of Shallow, Nominally Christian Films Calls For Higher Standards For Film

A Quote Off My Shelf

"The literary critic's preoccupation with the how of biblical writing is not frivolous. It is evidence of an artistic delight in verbal beauty and craftsmanship, but it is also part of an attempt to understand what the Bible says. In a literary text it is impossible to separate what is said from how it is said, … Continue reading A Quote Off My Shelf

An Introduction to Aesop’s Fables

Most of you have probably heard the classic tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare" but do you know where the story came from and that there are more pithy anecdotes where that came from? The Tortoise and the Hare is actually one of more than three hundred short stories compiled under the title "Aesop's … Continue reading An Introduction to Aesop’s Fables