In Others’ Words: Finding Your Theme

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, Life, perspective 6 Comments

  Mention “theme,” and most people are transported back to English class, when the teacher asked, “What is the theme of this book?” Some of us had fun with this question about the central idea in a novel or short story or poem or play, and some of us started counting the days until summer vacation. And then some of …

In Others’ Words: Embracing Story

Beth Vogt In Others' Words, quote about life, Quotes 10 Comments

  My friend, Sherrinda, recommended the book The Artisan Soul by Erwin Raphael McManus. (I’m not going to comment on his wonderful middle name — Raphael — at this point. But I mean … really … Raphael.) One thing Sherrinda said was how she was underlining the book like crazy. So I bought the book … and I am doing …