@michaelstalcup welcome! If you’re on Facebook, we have a little group there called The Poetry Pub where we share our poetry and writing prompts with one another and where a number of us do the November Poem-A-Day challenge. It’s a private group so there’s freedom to share works in progress. There are a few others who live cross-culturally and…[Read more]
Kelly, thank you again for writing this and giving words to so many thoughts.
I love that Hutchmoot is one place I can get renewed inspiration and vision for homemaking and motherhood, encouragement and creative thrust for my writing, and new depths of understanding the Bible. This year I was eager to get home and roll up my sleeves again, and I…[Read more]
@prisca, I’ve faced a similar tension in a set of stories I’m writing. Making prayer a part of my practice when sitting down to write has helped me with some of my wrestlings. I can ask the Author Himself to guide me in how best to represent Him in the world I’m creating, free of the pressure to portray everything I see because no finite story…[Read more]
[quote quote=48254]@racheldonahue, plant photography sounds so peaceful and fun! Do you have a website or instagram? I do have a website, http://www.emandersonphotography.com. It’s a mixture of professional and personal work, especially on my blog.[/quote]
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Yes! This is just the best thing ever.
Hi, @emanderson! I’m a photographer, too, and there are others of us around. I’m fascinated that you enjoy shooting film! I started with film when I was 16 and switched to a DSLR when I finished college. It was mostly a hobby until a friend pulled me into shooting for istock. 🙂 Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom of three boys and a baby girl, most…[Read more]
I cannot thank you enough for your transparency and humility in sharing both your thoughts and what prompted them. I am always inspired when I see people I admire living in submission to the Word and the community of the Church. The truths you have shared are liberating and encourage me in just the places where I needed encouragement. Thank you!
Most of my “free” time this year was spent with my nose in a book, so I will list a few noteworthy non-print favorites and allot the rest of my spaces to the printed word.
Movie: Arrival. This movie really stayed with me in a way few ever have.
Music: Everything by the Gray Havens. On repeat. Followed by everything Slugs and Bugs, also on…[Read more]
We are watching the mail eagerly awaiting ours! The first Slugs and Bugs album came to us at the perfect time in our parenting–when our oldest was in kindergarten. Each album since has felt like a gift to our family. It’s a rare thing to enjoy music we all agree on (even our kids are picky listeners), but the fact that we all love it and it’s scri…[Read more]
@mrs-hittle Well, then by all means I shall do my very best to make it read-worthy. Maybe we can hide in a closet with flashlights and have one of the theatre people read it to us. 😂
@mrs-hittle Ha! Oh dear. I’m sure that would have been far outside my comfort zone. Although, with some work, maybe next year… 😉 (Mick has already mentioned “next year” to a friend… Eeeee! I do so hope we get to come back.)
Here’s the poem I shared. Thank you all for being such a supportive, encouraging group. You’ve made me brave.
My boys eat blueberries like candy.
I’d rather they eat blueberries than candy.
We buy them in large bags, freshly frozen,
and we pour them liberally,
summer’s bounty in a mid-winter bowl.
he who likes samen…[Read more]
This was my first Hutchmoot. At four AM of our first night home, I finally have words:
We gather in a little garden and sit, in a circle, forever friends newly acquainted. The wind rustles the leaves around us and wafts a sweet aroma as the sun warms our skin. We open our crumpled bags and timidly pull out gifts, and we offer them to one…[Read more]
Many thanks, @mrs-hittle and @eliatyson! This is most helpful! I recently finished Wingfeather Tales, and The Wooing of Sophelia Stupe was delightful. I think it must have been part of what sparked the inspiration to flesh out a story idea I’ve had ruminating. I’m so happy to hear that the squeeblin originates in the Jungles of Plontst, because I…[Read more]
Random question: what’s the plural form of squeeblin? Is it “squeeblins”? And might one be found in the Jungles of Plontst? (I’m following a wild idea as a fun creative writing exercise, but I need answers.) @mrs-hittle?
@misslinda, they are home!!! God has been so gracious. Audrey left the hospital a week ago and they’re all moving back to the States Monday the 28th in time for Katie’s next injection. My mom arrived back in Nashville today. 🙂 Audrey’s blood count has continued to get better (I cannot tell you how amazing this is), and her healing is bringing…[Read more]
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