When I was a small child, I loved to play quietly, all alone in my bedroom. Sometimes I’d play there contentedly for hours. My mother used to say that’s when she would worry about me most. Evidently, sometimes I was “up to no good” all alone in that pink room at the end of the hall.
On one such occasion, I was up to no good with my crayons, happily drawing pictures and letters on my bedroom wall. I thought I was decorating it beautifully. But when Mama found me, she spoke in quite an irritated tone, with her hands perched squarely on her hips and her jaw set back in an under-bite. “What do you think you are doing? Why are you writing on the wall?”
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Well, my dear readers, I’ve been doing this bloggy thing for nearly three years now, and I am close to reaching my 150th posting and my 100th comment! Woo-hoo!
To celebrate these frivilous literary milestones, I decided to freshen up my blog a bit. I’ve applied a new WordPress theme, which uses a lovely shade of green. Most folks refer to it as sage, but my friend Jonda loving calls it “Diana green” since it’s my favorite color. She knows this because I have painted four rooms of our house in various shades of this color. So why not paint my blog this color, too?
I also rearranged a few of the widgets on the far right sidebar/column/thingy. I even threw my mug shot up there so you wouldn’t think you’d arrived at someone else’s blog by mistake.
Maybe you already noticed that I created an all-new header? I revised the blog name from “Starlight Ink” to “Starlight Writer.” Ink, they tell me, is becoming mostly irrelevant thanks to digital publishing. Sniff, sniff. It’s so sad but probably true. But I digress.
Please note that I added a new tagline in the header: “Shine like stars as you hold out the Word of Life.” This comes from Philippians 2:14-16, one of the verses that originally inspired the blog name. The other, because I know you’re curious, is Daniel 12:3. (Clicking the links will take you to BibleGateway.com, truly the most useful and amazing tool online!)
Anyway, I hope you find the new look cheerful, refreshing, and easy to read. Do let me know what you think. Please leave a reply below — it might just be my 100th comment!
Here’s a link to my recent feature story “Big Fat Lies?” for BEEF magazine. They ran it as their cover story for May.
I just discovered Cross-Eyed, a really interesting webzine and blog. There’s an excellent article entitled “Digital Penmanship in an Age of Incoherence.” Amid all the horrors of text messaging, this articles gives me a little glimmer of hope for the future of our language!
This month’s issue of BEEF magazine features “The Taste of Protein,” a story I wrote about umami in beef. Umami is the fifth taste in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Oh, and by the way, I don’t recommend reading this story on an empty stomach. I got pretty hungry writing it! Here’s the link:
This month’s issue of The BGC World, a magazine published by the Baptist General Convention, features a shortened version of my story about the mission trip to Nicaragua as well as a photo of the team (which included my husband!) Here’s a link to the PDF of the page:
An article I wrote last summer about STEER, a stewardship program that helps missions organizations, appears this month in BEEF magazine. Here’s a link to the full story.
“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD…” -Psalm 102:18
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to write. But I’ve never been one to keep a journal very well. I guess I always feared my big brother would find it and tease me! God recently led me to Psalm 102:18. This verse inspired me to start this blog as a way to glorify God. By sharing my experiences with Him, how He is faithful to my family and how He answers my prayers, I pray that these words will point others to God Almighty. This is His story, not mine.