Articles By: Kim Gottschild

Kim has the Tower of Babel incident to thank for giving her a career as a world language teacher, but she still manages to find time to serve as Editor in Chief for Burnside Writers Collective, where she also writes about trying to live like God likes her. She resides with her spouse, their two precocious daughters, and their two rescue dogs in Carmel “by the Corn,” Indiana. To get in touch with Kim find her on Facebook.

Burnside Is Pressing Pause

Burnside Is Pressing Pause
Dear Burnsiders, As you may have noticed, it has been unusually quiet around here. Collectively, our core group of writers and editors has had an extremely, excruciatingly difficult year. We have suffered, found hope, experienced love in new ways, and felt agony as we watched the lives we built crumble...
January 16th, 2014 | Featured, Letters from the Editor | Read More

The Reject Tree

The Reject Tree
This article ran last year, and we’re resposting it this Christmas season for your enjoyment. — The Editors   The Grinch could have Christmas for all I cared. There was no need to even steal it – I would have given it to him and his sidekick dog without protest. And while we’re...
December 18th, 2013 | Featured | Read More

A Mother’s Heart

A Mother’s Heart
Fifth grade graduation. What once seemed a completely superfluous ceremony becomes a sentimental sobfest as our youngest daughter, Lenna, walks across that cafetorium stage in high heels, her head held even higher.  Upon receiving her diploma, symbolizing her lifelong academic achievements, she immediately...
October 9th, 2013 | Family, Featured | Read More

We Are All Special

We Are All Special
So the Lyme disease didn’t kill me after all. I survived, thanks to alternative treatments that put my immune system back together to fight off disease. And since I’ve been well, a few who knew I had been ill have given me their thoughts as to why I’m still on the planet. They usually go something...
September 30th, 2013 | Essays, Featured | Read More

Easter Monday Reflections

Easter Monday Reflections
Hey – it’s still Easter in some parts of the world!  According to Wikipedia, it’s Easter Monday in some 120 countries around the world, and people are still celebrating Holy Week.  Per my casual research, people are holding egg races, pouring buckets of water over girls’ heads,...
April 1st, 2013 | Letters from the Editor | Read More

Tundra

Tundra
I’m flipping through photos from our summer vacation in Estes Park, Colorado, where we spent a week hiking and horseback riding through Rocky Mountain National Park. Oh, there we are at Bear Lake.  We were still getting acclimated to the high altitude.  The Cliff Bars some fellow hikers had given...
March 28th, 2013 | Featured | Read More

Besides the Bible Book Club

Besides the Bible Book Club
Welcome to our Besides the Bible Book Club “meeting.”  We’re excited to read Thin Blue Smoke together with you this February.  Join the conversation in the comments below.  Doug Worgul, the author himself, is moderating, so just hit reply and chime in.  We’ve also created  a PDF version...
February 15th, 2013 | Books | Read More

Besides the Bible Book Club

Besides the Bible Book Club
Welcome to our Besides the Bible Book Club “meeting.”  We’re excited to read Thin Blue Smoke together with you this February.  Join the conversation in the comments below.  Doug Worgul, the author himself, is moderating, so just hit reply and chime in.  We’ve also created  a PDF version...
February 8th, 2013 | Books | Read More

AGITATE with Pam Hogeweide

AGITATE with Pam Hogeweide
CREATIVE.  Typically used as a descriptive word, such as, “She is such a creative person,” or “He is a creative thinker.”  I’ve noticed though, that creative is now also being used as a label to identify a tribe of people.  They are referred to as Creatives.  I’ve even heard of “the...
February 7th, 2013 | Agitate | Read More

The Reject Tree

The Reject Tree
The Grinch could have Christmas for all I cared. There was no need to even steal it – I would have given it to him and his sidekick dog without protest. And while we’re at it, I’ll freely admit that I sympathized with Scrooge and even inwardly shouted “Ba Humbug!” every...
December 25th, 2012 | Featured | Read More