God · Life

The Charlie Browniest Christmas

Disclaimer: For those of you who adore Christmas—FOUR CANDYCANES FOR YOU, GLEN COCO, YOU GO GLEN COCO. This one’s more for the Gretchen Wieners of the world.   Lately, I’ve developed this fantasy that Hallmark will throw in a horror plot twist.  Like the goofy, kid-and-dog-loving guy ends up being a serial killer.  Or even… Continue reading The Charlie Browniest Christmas

Life

Learning to Rest

I tried yoga for the first time a few months ago. I’m used to the Insantiy/P90X/jogging punish-your-body workout routines, so it was really weird hearing things like, “Listen to your body. Listen to those little aches and pains.” “Take a moment for yourself. Enjoy this stretch.” Whaa? I broke down sobbing—yes, actually sobbing—somewhere between a… Continue reading Learning to Rest

writing

3 Types of Writer’s Block [and how to overcome them]

You’re traveling down the road of your story, and suddenly your engine sputters and you’re stranded on the shoulder. You could get out of the car and let yourself get distracted [with social media, with TV, with just plain sitting around]. Or you could get out and push that car to the nearest gas station to… Continue reading 3 Types of Writer’s Block [and how to overcome them]