For years I’ve been storing up writing ideas. I collect them in notebooks and list them in word documents. I’ve started writing essays that never go anywhere and discussed these subjects to death with my favorite conversation partners (you know who you are!)
Now I’m excited to have a new place to pour some of my energy and enthusiasm for glorifying God through my writing and read. I was recently introduced to a new website in search of writers. Dave, the editor of Servants of Grace, seeks to let grace inform his every interaction. When I offered to write a piece, he enthusiastically welcomed me to do so. When I asked about doing book reviews, he started contacting publicists and getting me advanced copies of books to read!
My first piece at Servants of Grace is about marriage as an act of preservation. Much like making jam, marriage takes something that is sweet for a season and turns it into something that will last through all seasons. I’ve been pondering this piece for several years of weddings and trying to figure out the way to best explain it, and I’m so glad to finally have this piece written. You can read that here.
I could not have chosen a better read for my first book review at Servants of Grace. I have loved Madeline L’Engle’s stories for almost as long as I’ve been a voracious reader, and this book about her spiritual legacy presented such a complex and compelling portrait of her influence. I loved it, and I was honored when the author of this book (Sarah Arthur) said on Twitter that my review made her sob with gratitude. I feel the same kind of gratitude for her gentleness and honesty in portraying this complex woman.
I’ll try to keep linking to my latest writing every so often. Thanks for reading!