The Three Little Pigs

June 25, 2020S.A.P.

I wonder if fairy tales sometimes spin out of Scripture? Do you remember the story of The Three Little Pigs? I thought I had an original idea about this fairy tale until Google told me otherwise. Apparently, dozens of sermons from a variety of denominations have been written connecting that story to this one: Scripture: … Read More

This Week’s Story Starter

June 23, 2020Story Starters

Time for some quickly bulleted lists: 1. “Things that make me laugh:” 2. “Things that make me cry:” 3. “Things that give me joy:” Later, expand your lists into a fully fleshed-out story. Or don’t. Just write.

Song(s) of the Day

June 21, 2020Songs

Two great songs for Father’s Day: Good Good Father & Big House (also called My Father’s House) Be blessed, knowing that each one of us has the best Father of all!

Wine, Whine or Shine?

June 19, 2020S.A.P.

I was in the middle of a pity party yesterday when I received a note from my friend, Pat. I almost missed it because I was so entrenched in recounting all of the things that weren’t going my way. I took this picture, thinking I’d write a funny blurb about “A Little Wine with My … Read More

This Week’s Story Starter

June 16, 2020Story Starters

This is the week to remember and honor our dads. Let this Story Starter move in whatever direction your pen takes you: “My father’s job….” Just write.

Breathing in Truth

June 12, 2020S.A.P.

There’s nothing like a Minnesota summer! The humidity, the greens everywhere you look—trees budding, grass growing, flowers blooming. Turning the heat off one day only to blast the air conditioner the next. Being outside every moment we can–walking, biking, gardening, sitting–just breathing it all in because we know that winter will be upon us in … Read More

Song of the Day

June 7, 2020Songs

People Come together Strange as neighbors Our blood is one   What a perfect song for our second massive wake-up call of 2020: Good Grace It’s worth singing along to this morning. Listen and be blessed!

COVID & Protests & Bears, Oh My!

June 6, 2020S.A.P.

Like the rest of you, I’ve been shocked to near speechlessness by the state of our city, our country and our world. Not that any of it’s a surprise, really. We just didn’t think it would begin so suddenly, or hit so close to home as quickly as it did. I haven’t published any of … Read More