Reading about Writing

Earlier this week, I led a writing presentation/workshop for some DMin students at Truett Seminary, and as I looked through different perspectives on writing, the following have resonated with me as I work on my dissertation:

First you make a mess, then you clean it up. -William G. Perry, Jr.

Nothing outside of me had ever prevented me from writing. All of the distractions I had blamed for my lack of traction back home were no more than handy excuses for my own distracted heart. If I wanted things to change, then the place to start was from the inside out and not the other way around. -Barbara Brown Taylor, Leaving Church

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