• blogging,  faith,  not so small stories,  writing

    Did Jesus ever say “Meh”?

    Pondering text, tone, and all the stuff that has gone unwritten Tone It is true that tone makes all the difference in whatever it is that is being said. Or written. Or read. It is entirely possible to use tone without actual sound. Ever gotten an email with “tone”? I have. Most definitely. An email with “tone” can really get under my skin. I shouldn’t be so sensitive. Think about all the texts that we have access to that we could never possibly hope to hear a recording of how they were actually spoken originally. The Bible for example. The sonnets. The great poets. Shakespeare. Seriously, what if we knew…

  • community,  not so small stories

    Community: Mall-walkers and casseroles

    Down here in the deep South, we tend to think we do community really well. Hence the phrase “Southern hospitality” and such.  Truth be told, though, I find community in a lot of different places. Some of which are not even really “places.” I’ve already written here about finding community on my morning commute.  I find community in the cyber world, too. That may sound impersonal if you haven’t experienced it, but over the past year, as I reignited my blog, I found an immense amount of encouragement and support from other bloggers and from folks who are just generally engaged in the same online “communities” that I am.  …