What do I truly care about?
If you ask me that question, I would offer an inspirational answer. I would tell you that my relationship with God matters strongly. I would speak of my family, and my desire to share life with them. I would tell you about Flint City Church, and the joy that comes from walking with such great people. Read More
As 2019 began, I made a commitment. In years past, rest was a ejector seat. It was only when I saw stress cracks upon my soul that I made some kind of plan to stop running so hard. That is not the life I wish to lead. Being tired all the time is not some testament to the human spirit. It is not bragging rights nor the goal of our days. Rest is a gift that is given from on high, and it is meant to be received. Read More
This weak winter brings much trouble into Alaniz HQ. I was aware of a water problem in our basement. I have been aware of it for 2 years. It has been getting progressively worse. After an all night rain I dreaded opening the basement door to see how big the puddle was. But I endured it. I have shoes right on the bottom step to walk through the standing water. I have put all our stuff on shelves and bricks to get it above sea level. I have managed my life around the problem with surprising patience. Read More
Twelve days in and I sit at 6,255 words. I am only 2,000 words off my mark. With a conference in Chicago, that ain’t bad. The rest of the month I have no trips planned. I should be able to buckle down and tell this story. Read More
We are 5 days deep into Nanowrimo. I am 6500 words into my new novel. If you want to follow along, you can see daily updates on facebook.com/publishinghh or twitter.com/publishinghh. Here is the first chapter before editors and grammar. Read More