Carol of the Lamb

As we begin the season of Christmas, I wanted to give you something as a gift, of sorts. A way to share my appreciation for all the support you’ve given and simply to show that I care. But how to do that over a blog? Well, perhaps, I can offer you something handmade–and on a blog site about writing, perhaps …

The Word “Word”

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a …


Poetry That Gives Pause: Advent and Christmas

Poetry can be a powerful medium in so many ways, I could write a whole blog post about it. (Hmm. Maybe I will!) But especially in hymns and songs, I love it when there’s a moment when you suddenly become arrested with the words you’re hearing. There you are, singing along with words you know well, and suddenly you’re caught …


Good Theology, Bad Grammar? (Part Two)

Earlier this week, I proposed that in order to have good theology, you have to have bad grammar. Sometimes. Your keen eye may have noticed a number of qualifiers. Sometimes . . . In many cases . . . Often . . . And I even ended the blog with an obvious cliffhanger. This is by no means an effort …


Good Theology, Bad Grammar?

It started as a joke. I was in college, reading a book for one of my classes. “Wow, theologians have terrible grammar!” My reaction came after reading yet another run-on sentence. It was an older piece of work, written when this kind of construction was perhaps more permissible. And I knew the motivation: This writer had so much to say—so …


Friends and (Inner) Critics

I love the opportunity to be a part of interviews; it’s a great time to reflect on my writing, my life, my favorite snack choices. One of my favorite interviews, however, was a team effort. In a roundtable interview, several different writers gave their take on the same question: What do you do about your inner critic? I love this …


Why of a Writer

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by. I realize, of course, that the title of my blog can be a little confusing. Why of a Writer? What? Who? Okay, so let me do my best to explain myself. The title “The Why of a Writer” is actually the title of a talk I’ve given at a few workshops. And the reason …

Interview about Faith, Life, and Writing

I love interviews because it challenges me to think my writing, my process, and my life. Author Sarah Baughman was kind enough to interview me recently. Click here to read what we had to say!

Sarah Baughman’s Review of Discovered

I have such a huge respect for author Sarah Baughman, so it was an honor that she spent time to read and review The Messengers: Discovered in her recent blog post. Review it here!


Why This Blog?

Hey there! Welcome to my blog, and thanks for visiting. It seems like the best way to start a blog is by introducing myself and the purpose of this tiny corner of the Internet. My name is Lisa, and I love to write. I always have, but in the past several years, I’ve been grateful to have had the opportunity …