Stay Connected while remaining Physically Distant

In previous periods of crisis, people gathered. 911. Various wars and conflicts. People rallied or protested or both – in groups. The COVID-19 pandemic presents a completely different situation. We are asked to separate and remain apart. We are isolated and told to be “socially distant.” As we physically separate, we must find other ways…

Welcome, Jennifer Slattery, guest blogger with Six Ways to Change the World

Sometimes it feels as if darkness has overpowered light, sorrow dominates joy, and confusion and fear infiltrate peace. Watching the news play out before me, or perhaps even sitting with a hurting friend, can make me feel powerless. Ineffectual. But Scripture tells me this is a lie. In Christ, I–we–have the power to transform our…

Rend Collective and Rescuer

Cages. Bars. Chains. Pits. In which are you held captive? Or, in which were you held before Jesus came and rescued you? We’re all addicted to something. Some of the things are legal and others are illegal. They are all ways in which we are enslaved. Satan can use any habit or substance we value…

Prepping for ACFW Nashville

In less than a week I will be in Nashville at the annual conference of American Christian Fiction Writers. It is my first large conference. I am so glad I attended the much smaller Taylor University Professional Writer’s Conference in August on the advice of an Indiana ACFW member. It was a great way to…

Active Waiting

At first these two words mays seem like an oxymoron. How can one actively wait? Isn’t the definition of “waiting” the absence of action? I am going to argue that, in fact, we rarely simply wait. Think about the doctor’s office. Many times we wait for what seems an eternity for someone to come to…