open invitation no. 42: writing space

Take space for writing. Where do you take space for writing? It can be literal…where do you write? At the kitchen table? On your couch? Out back when the sun is rising in the sky? It can be figurative. What kind of mind space do you create so you can write? Deep breaths? Angry outbursts?Continue reading “open invitation no. 42: writing space”

open invitation no. 41: fancy

Be a little fancy. “Everybody wants to be someone fancy. Even if they’re just shy.”—Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz If you’re looking for a writing topic, consider something fancy. Fancy, I am sure, conjures different ideas for all of us. If you already know your topic and you’re looking for a way to write it,Continue reading “open invitation no. 41: fancy”

open invitation no. 38: rituals

Rituals are comforting “There is a comfort in rituals, and rituals provide a framework for stability when you are trying to find answers.” —Deborah Norville Rituals are comforting. Every morning, since I was a little girl, I’ve opened my eyes and think, “It’s going to be a good day.” It’s a ritual that starts myContinue reading “open invitation no. 38: rituals”

open invitation no. 37: routines

Open your blog. Write. The day is made up of routines. Whether intentional or not, each day has a rhythm and those rhythms are built through routines. I’ve come to believe that cues are the best ways to set routines in motion. A cue is a signal for something to happen. I read scripture andContinue reading “open invitation no. 37: routines”

open invitation no. 35: childhood loves

Take time to remember what you loved to do as a child. What did you love to do as a child? Pause and remember. This isn’t something you need to race to do; linger. Consider different locations where you could be found as a child—what did you love? Consider food you ate—what did you love?Continue reading “open invitation no. 35: childhood loves”