May 032010

Well, well. It’s been too long since I’ve posted anything here, due mostly to the general busyness of life and work. (When you edit eight hours a day, it’s sometimes a bit hard to work up the energy to write in your leisure time.) That however didn’t stop frequent commenter Abigail from surprising me with a Prolific Blogger Award, for what I assume must be a different value of “prolific” than “updating regularly”! Thanks for the kind words!

Anyway, a while ago I was asked to contribute a guest post to the lovely website “Quivering Daughters.” If you’ve not heard of it, it’s a blog–and soon to be a book!–that addresses the emotional and spiritual needs of women who have been hurt by spiritually abusive fundamentalist movements such as “Biblical Patriarchy” and “Quiverfull” (hence the name). I couldn’t think of any better subject for the refreshment of the spirit than a few words on what the love of Jesus is really like. It got a bit longer than a few words, but I like it.

Here’s the link so you can read it for yourself:

Thanks for your support. I hope to have some more news–and more writing and music–for you soon!


Update: The post seems to be taking on a life of its own. Along with a flurry on Facebook and Twitter, it was featured on the Grace and Truth to You blog (I love the intro there) and prompted this reflection from Meg Moseley. I’d be honored if I thought it had anything to do with me! Feel free to share it however you like, of course.

  • I am honored that you’ve composed this masterpiece, Eric. Blessings to you and Carrie.
    Love in Christ,

    • My pleasure, Hillary! I’m delighted it’s getting such a warm response.

  • Eric…I used the definition of prolific that was used by the person who gave it to me. 😉 I would really like to design my own award that has a title dealing not so much with being prolific…but with making a difference. And your blog would definitely qualify! If I ever get it designed…I will give you one! LOL

    Natalie’s blog, Quivering Daughters, is also an excellent blog. I am glad to see that you two know each other!

    • No offense taken, I hope. I’m certainly pleased to receive it, however we want to define the word! 😀

      • LOL No offense taken! I was given the award for my Little RV blog…yet, like you, I am not really what I would think of as prolific on that blog. I am actually much more prolific on one my other blogs! I just wanted you to know that what you write makes a difference…a REAL difference. I have already shared some of your posts with others.