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Michelle Van Loon

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Michelle Van Loon’s Jewish heritage, spiritual hunger, and storyteller’s sensibilities have been informing her writing and shaping her faith journey since she came to Christ at the tail end of the Jesus Movement.She is the author of five books, and has been a regular contributor at Christianity Today’s women’s blog and In Touch magazine. She's the co-founder of www.ThePerennialGen.com, a website for
midlife women and men.

She's been a church communications director, served on staff at Trinity International University, and serves as the U.S. Administrator for an educational ministry based in Jerusalem. cShe's married to Bill, and is mother to three and grandmother to two. Her writing focuses on issues of the church and spiritual formation.

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Michelle Van Loon I'm not sure I've ever had a case of writer's block. However, I've had "writer's burnout" - times when I've been depleted by the demands of projects…moreI'm not sure I've ever had a case of writer's block. However, I've had "writer's burnout" - times when I've been depleted by the demands of projects and deadlines. An elixir of rest, time with people, and perseverance in the work is usually the cure. The proportions of each ingredient vary depending on the case and circumstances. There is no precise recipe. (less)
Michelle Van Loon I remember being shocked the first time I read these words more than three decades ago: Don't be afraid to murder your babies.

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I remember being shocked the first time I read these words more than three decades ago: Don't be afraid to murder your babies.

As a beginning writer, I soaked up "how to" advice from The Writer and Writer's Digest magazines. Most of the advice was mildly helpful, and not especially memorable. But those words about murdering my babies have guided me through many a painful revision process. If I get too enchanted with a particular phrase or idea, I then bend my writing around it in order to preserve it. Sometimes, murdering those precious babies is precisely what's needed in order for something better to be birthed on the page. (less)
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Man and woman are made in the image of God, so we should long for complementarity in our friendships as we seek God above all things. – Aimee Byrd


The thesis of the 1989 movie When Harry Met Sally is that a man and a woman can’t be friends. Sexual attraction will always be a third party in the relationship. In the Evangelical world, there have been two solutions sparring like a set of mismatch...

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