Friends, I’m looking for some ideas for a new writing project.
First some background information:
I am starting to write a series of short vignettes for kids about “heroes of the faith.” (They won’t be mini-biographies; they will be stories. Most will be less than a thousand words. ) Though the vignettes will start as things I read to my own kids and post on this blog, I hope to get them illustrated and then publish the best in a single collection. My plan is to set aside a few quiet hours each weekend to write them, a kind of Sabbath practice.
The project had multiple inspirations.
The first inspiration was some lines from a song by Rich Mullins, “Boy Like You/Man Like Me.” In that song, Rich compares his childhood in Indiana with Jesus’ upbringing in Galilee.
You was a baby like I was once
You was cryin’ in the early mornin’
You was born in a stable, Lord
Reid Memorial is where I was born
They wrapped You in swaddling clothes
Me they dressed in baby blue
Later, Rich sings:
Did You grow up hungry?
Did You grow up fast?
Did the little girls giggle
When You walked past?… Read the rest