Roads branch into lanes bearing fruit of tiny farms, a patchwork quilt. Ten thousand feet. Angels blow smoke over the … Continue reading Flying Over Christmas Morning
Photo courtesy of Scienceblogs.com Two writing quotes I like from the January 2011 edition of Writer’s Digest magazine: “Writers are … Continue reading On Characters and Writers – Quotes
The sandy hills roll like waves in the moonlight. Four sets of footprints follow the silhouettes of six along a ridge. Two of the travelers ride on tapestry-covered platforms atop shaggy humps, and the third walks, rope in hand, with his lanky animal.
The desert is quite cool tonight, and calm. Except for the faint grumbles of the camels. I think they’re aware of my presence, but their masters pay no heed. The heavily-robed strangers appear focused, intent.
Every few minutes it seems, the short one riding center points just above the horizon. His camel jerks its head and stops. A heel kick in the side and a “hut-hut!”, and the beast is moving again.
The short one speaks a language I don’t understand–it’s too fast. He points again.
I see now what he’s aiming at. It was staring at me this entire time. No, it was shining. Leading. And the interesting grown-ups with long beards and funny hats are definitely following it. Continue reading “Desert of the Wise: A View-Master’s Journey”
Do We Need to Be Here?Author Ann Kroeker (annkroeker.com), also the Content Editor of The High Calling online community, asks … Continue reading Highlights: A Free Book Contest, A Story, and A Donkey
The debate can heat up fast. Will electronic books (i.e., eReaders) replace ink and paper? Opinions of publishers, authors, book retailers, and readers span all camps on the mountain. And because of that, I’m not going to waste your time with my opinion, because to be honest with you, I don’t know the answer. I don’t think anybody does. But if you are considering an eReader, I’ll share my foray into these gadgets. Continue reading “Santa, Please Bring Me a Kindle”
The Twitter message popped on my screen.
“Are you and I really neighbors?” it read.
I glanced at his profile, noting the location of Golden, Colorado. Hmm. That’s where I live. Before I could reply, an email from Facebook lit up my inbox.
“Brock…I live in Golden. You too?”
One month earlier, he had added a comment to one of my October blog posts, The Curl. He said the post was being highlighted in The High Calling online community’s October edition of “Around the Network.” Quite the honor given that The High Calling is among the top 50 Church blog sites on the Internet (as ranked by the “Top 100 Church Blogs” at churchrelevance.com, Sept 2010).
It gets better. Continue reading “Coincidence or Divine Conspiracy?”
Photo courtesy of Westcobblife.com “Pool Closed Until Further Notice.” That’s what the sign said. Our three children, my wife and … Continue reading Pool Closed
My heart had died, strangled, beaten, desire eaten by disease; black and blue, but crimson seeped out. Like fallen tinder … Continue reading Hope Is
Bestselling author James Scott Bell is hosting a webinar on successful techniques for weaving dialogue into your manuscript. The online … Continue reading Dazzling Dialogue Webinar with James Scott Bell