Finish

I got some writing done today. I was working on my memoir, and I'm on my second read through on my friend Jon Acuff's book Finish. It's his best book yet, and though I still love Do Over a lot Finish puts icing on the cake. I'm going to elaborate on that a bit more. … Continue reading Finish

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Darkness Does Not Decide

Jason asked me about the memoir today. I told him not so much these days. Jon Acuff's Finish inspired me briefly, but alas it fell by the wayside again. You cannot expect greatness in any endeavor when you only do it when inspired. I think Jon has said and written that many times. Jason has … Continue reading Darkness Does Not Decide

The Memoir

The writing life doesn't just happen. You have to be intentional about it. I think that's why I love Jon Acuff's new book Finish. I have been working on my memoirs for years. I've been working on it for at least ten years because I've owned and operated my business for ten years, and everyone … Continue reading The Memoir

Seinfeld Moments

This life is anything but boring it seems to me. I suppose for some it has been uneventful and routine because Seinfeld made a fortune off of a show about nothing. But my life is anything but dull. I've strived for dullness for lack of a better word because it seems my family of origin … Continue reading Seinfeld Moments

The Power of the Tongue

Being a writer is not easy. It's not easy for me because thoughts are sometimes a burden. I remember studying the book of Jeremiah in grad school, and I'd imagine he would concur. My life is a cakewalk compared to Jeremiah, but tormented thinking is nonetheless a part of what I struggle with daily. I … Continue reading The Power of the Tongue

An Apologetic

Today's Jesus Calling (June 10) reminded me of a class I had in college. Doug Varnado taught a class called Christian Mind and Devotional Life for 3 hours credit, and it was during that semester that a song really came to light deeply on my heart and mind. Here are the lyrics. I just want … Continue reading An Apologetic

Improv

  Crafting something from nothing has always intrigued me. The book Free Play was introduced to me a few years ago, and even though it's premise is improv the principles can be applied outside of acting. I've found a new place in the house to read and write. It's our music room. It's where my … Continue reading Improv

A New Earth

Beyond sad really does describe a large part of my story. I was always saying goodbye. That's bound to make anyone sad. I was beyond sad because clinical depression is just that. I have a disclaimer though. You're familiar with being happy because it happened, rather then being sad because it's over. Parents who lose … Continue reading A New Earth