Wired for Story: Narrative Theory and the Battle of Good and Evil

My entire life, I have believed in the tangible power of Story. The fictional stories I have read, the personal stories I have lived, and the true stories of others I have listened to have shaped my life in countless ways. As a librarian who also studies story structure and occasionally writes fiction, I have … Continue reading Wired for Story: Narrative Theory and the Battle of Good and Evil

Ignite Part 2: Reawakening

In June, I wrote the first of my intended three-part reflection related to what I learned through my experience serving at "Ignite Camp" in the Czech Republic this past May. That post discussed my rekindled understanding of how important it is for me to regularly have times of quiet, rest, and intentional "aloneness" with God--how … Continue reading Ignite Part 2: Reawakening

Andrew Peterson, Stories, and Jesus

Last month, I spoke on Research for Creative Writers at the annual One Year Adventure Novel summer workshop. At this writing conference, two talks were also given by Andrew Peterson—my favorite musical artist (who also happens to be a brilliant writer and speaker). One of the talks Peterson gave described his experience with story. Initially, Peterson … Continue reading Andrew Peterson, Stories, and Jesus