My Thoughts on Charles Stanley’s Standing Strong

A few days ago, over on The Write Conversation, I wrote about Charles Stanley’s new book, Standing Strong. In it, he writes about how our convictions help us when we face adversity.

The Bible makes it clear that just because we trust in Jesus, doesn’t mean that everything will go smoothly. To the contrary, God uses adversity to teach us about Him.

Click here to head over to The Write Conversation to read more about my thoughts on his really fine and helpful book.

Learning From Feedback, or Why you should grow a tougher skin

Getting feedback on your work.

Recently I had a post on The Write Conversation about getting feedback as a writer. Hearing criticism is rarely fun, even when the person is correct and the feedback is helpful. It’s hard to look past the slap in the face.

But we learn by receiving criticism, especially good criticism from people who know what they are talking about. In my post I gave four places to go to get feedback on your writing.

You can read the post here.

If you find this helpful, or have anything to add, please leave me a comment. And as always, thanks for reading.

I Can’t Never Will

By Tim Suddeth


For the last few months, I’ve been thinking about taking up

Stick figure drawing.

sketching. I think it would be fun to be able to draw, either something I’m studying or in my mind, and to draw it well enough that others can tell what it is.

Do you remember the pictures we did school? We would bring them home and our moms would put them on the fridge. They would say, “That’s lovely, honey. What is it?”

I want to do that again, without the “What is it?” Continue reading “I Can’t Never Will”