Tanara McCauley

Culturally Imagined Stories

Tag: spirituality

  • Ready…or Not: An Author’s Pre-Conference Petition (and Parody)

    In less than a week, I will kiss my husband and kids goodbye, board a plane, hoist my carry-on in the overhead compartment, and fly to Indianapolis for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference. I’ve worked on my proposal and one-sheets (all that’s great about your novel on one page), practiced my elevator pitch, […]

  • O Death, Where is Your Sting!

    These past twelve months have seen their share of trouble. In the circles of my family and nearest my family we’ve endured several trials and losses, from serious illness diagnoses to organ transplants to multiple unexpected deaths. Tomorrow we bury another loved one, a beautiful soul who was like a fourth sister in our close […]

  • You Marathoner, You

    Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 Go ahead then. Let’s do this thing.

  • The Value of Grace

    Value A: I know I’m not perfect So why even try? Don’t want too much Jesus Just some of his pie And you there, don’t judge me Hold onto that stone Who made you my keeper? My life is my own I’m free now, He said it I’ll live as I choose Your talk about […]

  • Chevy Man Prayer

    He sat alone in the cab of his Chevy Eyes burning, heart heavy He rubbed on the arm that had just been used His blood recycled, his spirit abused He looked to the sky to the One he can’t see Do You know? Do You hear? Some mercy for me? It’s been only weeks and […]

  • A Little Tact, Please

    Years ago, in a modest California home on a crowded California couch, I sat next to my Great-Grandmother who was visiting with my parents for a few weeks. Remote in hand, I flipped through their zillion channels for something suitable to watch. It went a little like this: Click. Pause. Interesting? No. Click. Pause. Seen it. Click. […]

  • Week 7 Book 7: A Review of Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

    Ever since the murder of her police officer fiancée, and the perp’s bogus acquittal, Cathy Cramer has been using her law background and a high-profile blog to help keep other murderers from getting away with their crimes. But prosecuting defendants in the court of public opinion wins her more than national recognition and a faithful […]

  • God Speaks. Are You Listening?

    Drake was by all appearances a super-Christian… Check out a valuable lesson learned in my walk with God as I share one of my early experiences as a Christian. You can find the story at A Pew Perspective, where I am guest blogging today.

  • The Atheists, The Agnostic, and The Not Even Sunday Christian – Truth or Fiction Story 3

    It’s Truth or Fiction Tuesday! To be eligible to win the $25 Amazon gift card remember to cast your vote using the comments box. For detailed instructions click here. We sat there–bellied up to the bar no less–debating about the Bible. The modest pub was a sectioned-off box connected to a restaurant, and it was ours for the night. Different motives […]

  • Remember (A Song)

    Let Me Clarify: I’ve never considered myself a songwriter. Not officially anyway. Sure I sing songs – louder and more ambitiously than I’ll ever be capable of doing well – in the safety of my home’s four walls. And if I particularly like one, or seven, or thirty, I’ll write them down. It’s a form […]