Pursuing Justice launches todayChristianity, reading, writing
Ken Wytsma’s book Pursuing Justice officially launches today, and it’s got a brand-spanking-new trailer to go along with it. Check it out.
Writing Prompt: Everybody was haiku writing…teaching, writing
This week my poetry class and I are working on haiku. I wrote this one as an experiment:
enough to remember you:
famished until now.
The first letter of every word spells out a message: “poetry fun.” Super-gimmicky, sure, but enjoyable! First one to write an acrostic haiku in the comments wins the honor of being the first person to write an acrostic haiku in the comments.
What It Was Like: Bible Class Sex-EdChristianity, teaching
My Bible teacher is cool. At least I think he is—I’m not the coolest kid in middle school, so my judgment might be suspect. But I’m not the nerdiest, either, and if I compare Mr. Scott with the rest of my teachers, he comes out near the top. He likes to stand in front of his desk and lean back against it, legs crossed and locked, and smooth his thin tie over and over, pulling it flat and taut against the stomach of his short-sleeved shirt. His shoes have pointed toes, and the thinnest laces I have ever seen…
Continued at Magical Teaching
Have a great summer. Stay sweet.art, reading, teaching, writing
This last week I’ve been working on a three-part series based on yearbook memories from elementary school and junior high. What I’ve found interesting about the process is this:
Yearbooks are a kind of clear fiction we willingly pretend is true.