Breath for the Bones

A Longing Too Large to Name

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Breath for the Bones Book Club: Thoughts on Chapter 11 As I write, the wind is whistling, howling around the edges of my house, announcing the certain arrival of the Midwestern winter. Typically the season’s first dusting of snow fills me with giddy pleasure, sparking within me a childlike anticipation…

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The Making of a Creative Life

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Breath for the Bones Book Club: Thoughts on Chapter 10 Are artists made or born? My opinion is that they are born, for children are naturally creative, taking risks by following their ideas without thought of the end result. In Breath for the Bones chapter 10 (“Cultivating Creativity”), Luci Shaw…

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Gossiping About God

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As I sit waiting upon God, I wonder if He sees me as a reporter: Pen poised over paper, anticipating His next word, waiting for Him to breathe or move or do anything recognizably divine . . . so that I might complete my written account and submit my work…

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