A writer with writer’s cramp

writer's cramp

About a year ago, I was diagnosed with writer’s cramp. It’s a rare form of focal dystonia, which means that my arm muscles immediately clench for no reason, and only when I write. I’ve had it for a while, around ten years or so, but I didn’t think there was anything clinically wrong with me […]

What our parents don’t tell us about the Golden Rule

Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets. – Matthew 7:12 This is the Golden Rule. You might have also seen it attributed to Confucius who said, “Do not impose on others what you do not wish […]

Holidays aren’t always action-packed

Sometimes we need to take advantage of that time off to just be still and, well, do nothing. Go on a personal retreat, maybe? Work on a hobby? Get back in touch with the Lord and check on the state of our spiritual health (this often gets neglected amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday […]

Should Christians read Non-Christian books?

Jesus didn’t isolate himself from the world. Instead, he conversed with, dined with, and died for, sinners. Of course the Bible doesn’t say anything about Jesus reading contemporary fiction, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Bottom line: Non-Christian literature gives us a deeper understanding of the human condition.

Bible Reading: Do not Forget the Lord

Do not forget the Lord

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.  Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,  and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you […]

Sewing Figs Signed Books

Sewing Figs Goodreads Giveaway

First of all, let me just say a great big THANK YOU to all 1,214 people from all over the world who joined this giveaway, which ended on 18 June. Just a bit of trivia: that’s the day after my birthday. If you’re thinking of greetings, I say thank you to you as well! So. […]

Receivers vs reproducers of the Word: Which one are we?

I often ask members of our church if they are receivers or reproducers of God’s Word. Let me illustrate the difference. Imagine being in Sudan. You walk into a thatched hut with a small group of Sudanese church leaders, and you sit down to teach them God’s Word. As soon as you start, you lose […]

Answer me this: What is the message of Christianity?

If you were to ask the average Christian sitting in a worship service on Sunday morning to summarize the message of Christianity, you would most likely hear something along the lines of “The message of Christianity is that God loves me enough to send his Son, Jesus, to die for me.” As wonderful as this […]