Category Archives: Writing as an Act of Faith

Waiting for Direction

This blog hosts more than 600 posts.  I am re-posting this revised piece from May, 2014, because I have learned that waiting is a useful lesson for all of us. I’m learning, in writing and in life, that sometimes we … Continue reading

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Just Walk into the Water!

In the book The Good Book, Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages (see review here), A.J. Jacobs describes the problems he had deciding whether to write The Year of Living Biblically (which became a New York Times bestseller) or not. He … Continue reading

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I Come From . . .

I was searching for a free-writing exercise topic to use with my writing group when I ran across this “starter” phrase in Writing Alone and with Others, by Pat Schneider:  “I come from . . .” Usually I hear moans … Continue reading

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Writing and Vulnerability

I was reminded by someone recently that writing makes us vulnerable. It’s one thing to ruminate in your head, quite another to share those words anonymously, and even more threatening to put your name on the page – so that … Continue reading

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Sharing our Stories

WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH After a marathon four-hour reading session recently, I finished Jan Karon’s latest book in the Father Tim/Mitford series, Somewhere Safe with Someone Good, and, as usual, was sad to say goodbye to Mitford, a … Continue reading

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Writers on Writing

WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH These quotes were taken from Shouts and Whispers, Twenty-One Writers Speak About Their Writing and Their Faith, by Jennifer L. Holberg, associate professor of English at Calvin College. “To write in faith is to … Continue reading

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Writing on Writing – Anne Lamott and Looking for Truth

Here are some more quotes from Bird by Bird – a delightful book even if you are not a writer!  Reading Anne Lamott will improve your skill and appreciation as a reader as well as a writer. Breathing under Water … Continue reading

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Writing on Writing – Anne Lamott

STAYING OPEN:  WRITING AS AN ACT OF FAITH I came across this gem by Anne Lamott in her classic book on writing, Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life.  This paragraph seems to be about reading, but it is … Continue reading

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