A couple of summers ago I worked with YouthWorks in Indianapolis. (Have you heard of YouthWorks? Do you need a summer job? Or a short term mission trip opportunity?) It was YouthWorks’ first summer in Indy, so we were kind of doing a trial run of just four weeks of programming (as opposed to … Continue reading Love listens
In college I was in a gospel choir called OneVoice. (Brian Johnson from this past season of The Voice was also in that choir which means I've sang with someone who's sung for Adam Lavine.) OneVoice was a no-tryouts, no-sheet-music choir that met twice a week to practice and performed in local churches and our university's … Continue reading Here’s how Fred is making me more like Jesus
Despite being a huge Harry Potter fan I rarely read interviews with JK Rowling about so-and-so's sexual preferences, how these two shouldn't have ended up together, who should've died, what this or that person's life might be like now, and so on. I don't want to hear any of that garbage. I like books because books … Continue reading Here’s the thing about having it all figured out
This week was a perfectly ordinary one spent at home with my cat. Each day I went to school, came home for lunch, reading, and a nap, tutored, wrote a chapter of Grayson (second draft, let's do this), read some more, and watched TV. It was great. Four weeks from today I'll be in Brooklyn. Articles … Continue reading Check this out!
My friend Rebecca sent me the link to an article that she thought I would enjoy. The title and subtitle of the article instantly grabbed my attention. Being Gay at Jerry Falwell's University: A former student's account of coming out at Liberty University. Honestly, I wasn't sure who Jerry Falwell is, but I had definitely heard of … Continue reading Here’s someone else’s thing
I was totally planning on dedicating a whole post today on how I reached the 25,000 word mark on my NaNoWriMo novel today thanks to some wonderful advice from a friend ("Have an explosion") and how in a world without Starbucks, McDonalds has become my coffee shop writing place. Since everyone around me is speaking … Continue reading Here’s the thing about wine
*Let me just start off by saying that this post isn't really about the plot or characters from The Golden Compass, so it's not really a very good book report. As part of my 100 Greatest Children's Book Challenge I read The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman last week. Before starting the book, the only … Continue reading The Golden Compass – A Book Report (Kind of)