New Choral Releases!

It’s an exciting day! Concordia Publishing House is releasing its 2018 music, and I can’t stop smiling. There’s a whole playlist full of recordings to enjoy! Today, I thought I’d take a moment to share my two contributions to the long list of choral pieces, which will also serve as a follow-up to two of my previous blog posts. In December, …

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On Writing a Hymn

Not long ago, an author friend of mine asked me if I would write a guest post on her blog. My first guest post! Her series, Masterfully Crafted, focuses on how we are God’s craftsmanship, equipped to craft creations of our own. It’s great! Each week, there’s a devotional blog post and then a tutorial. Her name is Sarah Baughman, …

Writing Ideas: Part Two

“Mom. Mom! Can you fill this out with me?” My daughter wants to be an author/illustrator, and I’m pretty sure she’d write circles around me if I were in her class. But I’d never looked to her for specific writing tips or prompts before. That’s about to change. It was Sunday, and I was exhausted after hours of moving all …

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A Note to My Readers

A little while ago, I wrote a blog about the scariest part of writing. The answer? Readers. Crazy as it sounds, it can be intimidating to share a piece of yourself with someone else! But today, I want to talk about one of the very best aspects of writing. What is that? Readers. I know, I know. I pull rhetorical …

Bittersweet

A few weeks ago, I was teaching someone the English word bittersweet. English is the fourth language my friend has learned, and his interest in the word reminded me of this special term we have. Bittersweet helps to explain why several of my friends and I expressed a love for the Good Friday services. It helps to explain why Lenten …

Writing Ideas: Part One

Hey there! In the mood to write? Not sure what to write about? No sweat. The hardest part to writing well is making writing a practice. So the “what” on any given day doesn’t matter nearly as much as taking a few minutes to write something. Anything! And so today (and from time to time in future posts), I’m going …

First Look at Revealed

It’s always great fun to talk about a new project. So when Hannah Osborne of Concordia Publishing House asked me about The Messengers: Revealed, I jumped at the chance to talk about it. Click here to read the 60-second interview, plus check out the first chapter of my upcoming novel!

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The Messengers Launch Team!

Have you read Discovered and Revealed from The Messengers series? Do you love to read and tell others about books? Are you one of those people who posts selfies with your current go-to read? Yes yes and yes? Sounds like you’d be a great addition to The Messengers Launch Team! Fill out the form below to apply for the team. …

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The True Worth of Great Writing

I was thinking about my teaching days recently, specifically when I used to teach Shakespeare. What fun we had! Sure, we talked about poetry. The classics. The theater. But the part I enjoyed the most? Talking about life. We were able to talk about sacrifice, love, hate, adolescent egocentrism, racism, friendship, truth, personal fable, and the list goes on. Sure, …

Release Date for The Messengers: Revealed!

Pardon the super-surprised face and frizzy hair; that’s how I roll some days. Most days. But hey! I have fun news! If you haven’t looked at my Facebook page recently, I don’t want you to miss out on the next big announcement for The Messengers: Revealed. Here is is! Big news about The Messengers! Posted by Lisa M Clark on …