In college, I often stayed up into the late hours with a strange nocturnal desire to create. In the twilight hours, ideas seemed to come to me for songs to write, languages to learn, things to create. Usually, I would strum the guitar aimlessly until my creative momentum gave way to sleepiness. In Stephen Altrogge’s […]
Have you ever toyed with the idea of writing? Is the art of wedding words one that you would like to master? Do you appreciate a good metaphor? Then you ought to read Wordsmithy by Doug Wilson. It’s a short book (128 pages) with seven chapters that Wilson describes as “Hot Tips for the Writing […]
You know what smells great? Books. That musty, yellowed scent that fills your nostrils when you poke your nose into an old book. For some, I imagine this isn’t much better than the smell of your average hormone-raging, hygiene-handicapped teenager, but for me, it’s the smell of happiness. I have always associated that smell with […]
Recently, I finished reading Sustainable Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries. It’s a book that I received from a friend in ministry who swears by it as a handbook for youth ministry health. I had put off reading it, but upon his persistent urging, I picked it back up and read it. I’m thankful that I […]
Over the span of my life, I’ve gone through different phases of reading. Especially as a middle schooler and even into high schooler, I was an avid reader. In college, the pace of life, the atmosphere of dorms, and the volume of “required” reading seemed to work against my love of reading.