Posts tagged with ‘Writing’

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“Life is Change… How it Differs From the Rocks”

by Carl McColman

First of all, happy Feast of the Transfiguration, everyone! Today is the day liturgical Christians commemorate Jesus taking Peter, James and John onto the mountaintop where, in one of the Gospels’ most beautiful and mystical passages, we read this: And Jesus was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one […]

Read an excerpt from my new book!

by Carl McColman

Paraclete Press, the publisher of my new book on the spiritual lessons from Narnia, has posted a generous excerpt from the book in PDF format online. Please take a moment to read it — and if you find it entertaining or useful, I hope you’ll order a copy (or three) for yourself or to give […]

Silence & Writer’s Block

by Carl McColman

I have a friend who is struggling to complete a dissertation. Entire days can go by without writing a single sentence. Sitting at the computer is an exercise in fear and frustration. To say my friend has writer’s block is — well, you know, just another label. But like so many labels, it has a […]

Mysticism and Missing the Point

by Carl McColman

A reader named William Law (I wonder if he’s related to the author of A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life?) has not been shy about attacking the basic premise of this blog. Here are a few quotes from recent comments of his (all made to one recent post): The discussion of mysticism […]

Freshly (Im)Pressed, or, the Challenge of Writing

by Carl McColman

First of all, a big shout out and “thank you” to the good folks of WordPress.com who chose my post from yesterday, Of Death, Dementia and Dear Old Friends, to be featured on their “Freshly Pressed” page. This is the first time a post from this blog made it onto that site (where they daily […]

A Few Deep Breaths

by Carl McColman

I spoke with a friend of mine the other night, who does marketing consulting for publishers. We talked about my writing. Now that The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader has gone to press, my next project is to work on the new edition of The Aspiring Mystic which will hopefully be released in […]

Consistency

by Carl McColman

I’ve been praying — and thinking — a lot about consistency lately. I struggle with self-sabotage issues. I make a commitment, and then back away from it. I commit to spending an hour a day in silent contemplation, and then I over commit my life so that I just never seem to find the time […]