• Show my kids what it looks like to follow Christ, in all its difficult, frustrating glory
  • Help my kids to find out who God has called them to be.
  • Help my kids to discover the fullness of the Christian life.
  • I'm lazy.
  • This requires prior planning, and I find that frustratingly difficult.
  • I like the story to be about me, and not about my sacrifice for others.
  • It will be difficult to stay engaged when the kids start growing up and getting rebellious.
  • It is easy to force the kids to do things my way, or how I want them to be done.
    • Learn to see life in a way that allows me to invite others into the wonder of God's creation
    • Begin to harness the imagination I have and use that for story-telling
    • Learn to write about life in a way that points out the ways God is at work around us
    • Have a positive impact in the lives of others through my writing.
    • Read Strunk and White's "Elements of Style"
    • Work through the exercises in Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird"
    • Read Stephen King's "On Writing"
    • Write a short story or essay worthy of publication by July 2013.
    • Write a short story or essay worthy of publication by December 2013.
    • Getting bored and giving up.
    • The tedium of life overwhelming my writing time.
    • Not adequately blocking out the time for writing.
    • Getting something published.
    • Having people come up and say how much my writing has meant to them in their lives.

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