Quickie: When you run out of things to say
I’ve just finished reading Douglas Wilson’s Ploductivity: A Practical Theology of Work & Wealth (on a bit of a Doug Wilson kick) and my favorite quote from the book is actually in the appendix. Speaking about his extraordinary output as a writer, Wilson said he learned this lesson from his dad:
He said “Whenever you run out of things to say, go on to the next verse.” If you know how to extract the sense of the text, and there is always another text waiting, the end result is there is always something edifying to say.
The truth of that quote (and the amazing Bible that makes it true) is the only reason I haven’t lost my mind trying to this of something to say for 30 minutes 3 times a week for the last nine years.