Beyond the Boundaries

Jan 12, 2013 by

I was walking downtown the other day and came across this: By “came across” I mean nearly tripped over. There, in the middle of the sidewalk, protruded the robust roots of a very tall, very confident tree. Its age was betrayed by the cement buckling on top of it. Clearly, when this tree was first planted, it must have been more agreeable with its surroundings. I imagine that at one point in its life it behaved and lived peacefully within the 4×6 plot of land it had been given. But then, it just kept growing—spreading wider, reaching higher, living freer—until its boundaries became more of a suggestion than a rule. Its pursuits undoubtedly spurred on by Seattle’s abundant rain and occasional sunshine. I’m feeling a little bit like that tree these days. I’m growing...

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What Say You, People?

Jan 10, 2013 by

Hey friends! In need your help. Don’t worry, it’s not painful. Promise. I’ve narrowed the picture I’ll use for the book cover of my debut novel, Charis: Journey to Pandora’s Jar (published soon by Booktrope), down to two favorite possibilities. Can you weigh in and help me choose which one to use? Here we go. Option 1: Option...

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The Waiting Place

Jun 8, 2011 by

The Waiting Place…for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Dr. Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go. For over two years now I’ve been living with the idea of writing a book, Somewhere Between Lost and Found: A Story About God.  It’s about my vacation to India and its impact, broad and indiscriminate, upon my life.  Sometimes my thoughts about it have led to sustained periods of journaling, other times I’ve just wanted to rock back and forth, and foam at the mouth...

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