Giving God Control

Originally posted on It Happened:
Right now in my walk with God, I’m struggling with letting God take full control of my life. I know of God and I know of a lot of his truth, but I feel like I don’t know God and I haven’t felt the transformative power of his truth in…

The Writing Workshop on Aging

Originally posted on rachelmankowitz:
  I started a writing workshop on aging at my synagogue. I didn’t plan to do this. I just went to a meeting on aging because it looked interesting. I had the idea that this could lead to visiting people at the hospital, or reading to patients at nursing homes, and…

Double Shafra Culture

Originally posted on Brave New Libya:
Double Shafra (arabic: دبل شفرة, translation: two cards) | (noun)  1. A cell-phone that can hold two sim cards 2. A Libyan with a second passport There is a large Libyan diaspora community, disproportionately sizable compared to our national population. Many people were forced to flee under the Gadhafi regime, many…

Four Literary Questions

Originally posted on Janet Fitch's Blog:
This question was posed for me by a reader on my Goodreads page. For me, the best questions are the ones that make me think more deeply about the issues involved. This was a good one: #  “What makes a great story/book? There are so many writers out…