I’m sitting in our booth, trying to sell books, at the annual national convention for the Society of Adventist Communicators in Columbia, Maryland. At home in Texas, it’s still raining after pummeling us for a week, and I see news reports of massive flooding. Here, I wake up to ice on the windshield. I just … More News from Columbia, Maryland
I’m a strong believer in miracles. I’ve seen them in my life, and in the life of others. And as a Christian, I believe that miracles are part and parcel of the Christian experience. I believe God takes an active role in our lives, and part of that is what some might term miracles, since … More Miracles on the Road to Damascus
Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out. Mark Hall with Tim Luke. Zondervan. 230 pages. I’m always a little leery of the book they give out each year at our faculty colloquium at Southwestern Adventist University. In years past, I have tended to either bury them in my library or give them to my wife or friends … More Review: “Thrive” by Mark Hall
It’s amazing how much of my life is motivated by guilt. When I’m not writing, I feel guilty for not doing so. Then when I start writing, I usually get obsessive about it, and I neglect something else, like getting ready for classes, which start here in four weeks, which makes me feel guilty again. … More Still Alive. Still Kicking. Still Writing.
I was in love. I might have thought I had been in love before, but I really hadn’t know what love was until I met Shelly. She was my world, my future, and everything I thought about. I asked Robert, my college roommate and best friend, what he thought about her. “She’s great…I guess,” he … More A Lover’s Challenge
“Some days you eat the bear. Some days the bear eats you.” –Unknown As long as I have been a writer, I’ve been interested in learning and studying famous writers and how they work and live. One of the things that comes out of that research is the fact that depression is a common factor … More Unhappy Camper: The Link Between Writing and Depression
Hiya Gang: I’ve been busy with the last few weeks of school, so that’s the most likely reason why you haven’t heard much from me. I teach my very last class of the school year in about an hour. Then finals are next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Grading tests shouldn’t be much of a problem; … More Final Exams, Moving and Decisions