The Highest Form of Art Communicates with God

Faith Writing

//A fly buzzes in the corner of the room where the bookshelf leans too far to the right. The window peeks out from behind, eager to grab my attention. The too warm study grips my

Jesus Speaks for the Marginalized – Inclusion of Latinx Writers at the Texas Teen Book Festival, 2016

community Faith Writing

Friends, Thanks for stopping by today. Do you have your soy chai tea latte ready to go? I do. Come on over and visit me at The Mudroom Blog. After the Texas Teen Book Festival

Have You Been Hung to Dry?

Faith Family Writing

//There our clothes hang like papel picado (perforated paper), across the clothesline, in our backyard. The sun grips the fabric desperate to start a fire. My clothes hang upside down like Junie’s attempts to hustle our attention.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Collect

Faith Poetry Prayer Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is COLLECT. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! //I gather granules of

Writing Groove – Playlist Enclosed

Faith Writing

I joined the What’s Your Groove Writing Playlist Challenge in preparation for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes in October. I’m stoked and I’m scatterbrained! Picking music for a writing playlist is like choosing

#FiveMinuteFriday: Listen

Faith Poetry Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is LISTEN. Below is five minutes of free flow writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go!        

Book Review: Play With Fire

Book Review Faith Grace Reading Writing

Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance

3 Ways to Connect With God When You Aren’t Well Versed in Quoting Scripture

Faith Grace Writing

Is that possible? Can God be here if I don’t have a scripture handy? Remember the book of Ruth? God is not mentioned once. Yet, He was all over that story. He was woven into

#FiveMinuteFriday: Hidden

Faith Solitude Strength Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The word prompt is HIDDEN. Below is five minutes of free flowing writing. The forward slashes indicate where the timer started and ended. Go! // I’m digging through the

#FiveMinuteFriday: Help

Faith Family Grace Writing

I’m joining #FiveMinuteFriday over at Kate Motaung’s place. The five-minute free write word is HELP.  Here is what I’ve written with no edits, no corrections, etc. This is five minutes of free flowing natural writing. The