Faith (sharing our part in God’s story)

As a writer, I appreciate the image of God as the Author of Life. I know He has written a specific story for me, a story that is just one thread in a rich tapestry of colorful stories, a story that He loves revealing to me, one page at a time.

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Posts in the Faith category include:

Digital obituary options

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Last week's post raised the question of what I should do with my digital assets after I die. And no, I still don't have a satisfactory answer to that question. But a related issue is this: How do you let your online friends know when you've passed on? Your online friends might be people you've never met in [...]

[Story break] Random questions

questions of faith

Is it possible to be humble and passionate at the same time? So often, when I feel strongly about something, I don't come across as particularly humble. What would it look like to be passionate without losing a sense of humility? Is it a sin to be impatient? Are there times when impatience is appropriate? [...]


poetry writing

My trembling voice chokes faints, intimidated by the grand chorus. Swept by the swell of elegance, I stand shamed swirled awed into a a a a a silence.... Such a harmony! of light and sound. Winged words soar delicately while I can only limp on feet of clay; the tremulous music pierces, leaving my heart [...]


This poem is also published on Scribd. poetry writing

To the Crucified Jesus


translation of a poem by Andreas Gryphius From here I ne'er will part! May all the sabers ring! Grab pike and sword and lance! Use weapon's every might and flame, and all that this dark world would deem as fright. Not death nor Devil tears me from this cross whereon I cling. 'Tis here, when [...]



April is National Poetry Writing Month, affectionately known as NaPoWriMo. It's a time when people of poetic persuasion are encouraged to write "30 poems in 30 days." You may recall that in November I celebrated my own version of [No] NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). And that was good for me. This month, rather than [...]

Creativity and truth: a review of Noah and Son of God

Creativity and truth

Creativity and truth do not have to be mutually exclusive. A good storyteller does not have to choose between them. "Literal" is one way to convey truth, but

Faith inaction

Faith inaction

As I closed the door to the prayer room behind me, a rather bold woman approached and asked, "You a member of this church?" I affirmed that I was. "Oh good," she replied. "I need help. See, I need some food for my kids." My church does have a pretty well-stocked food pantry, and it [...]

Ash Wednesday, redux

Cross of ashes

originally published February 13, 2013 A cross of ashes grits across my oily forehead under the calloused thumb of a fellow sinner a One day each year we exchange masks for marks and find grace a a

Five stats I’m a little sad about

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At the beginning of 2014, I looked over my blog stats, just to get a bird's-eye view of the LifeLines blog and see what I could learn. This is a good practice for bloggers. You want to know what your most popular posts and pages are, so you can duplicate your successes and maximize your [...]

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