I am the person who said I’d never have a blog.
But here I am – a fresh reminder of why you should never say “never.” As for what changed my mind, see my home page.
I have made my living mostly by teaching. My teaching career began in a fifth grade classroom about the time the Berlin Wall turned into souvenir collectibles. Twenty years later, I found myself embarking on another “first year” – teaching Old Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. That’s a story all in itself.
Early in 2012 God started putting the pieces together for a major career change, and for a couple years I wrote for a living instead of teaching – at Logos Bible Software. (No, I didn’t write software. That would be a Really Bad career change.) The journey from teaching to writing is another story all in itself.
I’m a language nut (my academic transcripts say I’ve learned nine languages, but “learned” overstates the case for most of them) – and so I blog about loving words and loving the Word.
P.S. I also have an online portfolio at http://wendylynnwidder.wordpress.com/. Stop by and see me!
P.P.S. A friend has advised me to include my credentials here so, should you want to cite me for some paper you happen to be writing for a professor somewhere in the world, you can justify using me as a legitimate academic source. So, here goes: I have a PhD in Near Eastern Studies (University of the Free State), an MA in Hebrew & Semitic Studies (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and an MDiv with an emphasis in educational ministries (Grand Rapids Theological Seminary). I am also under contract with Zondervan to write two commentaries on the book of Daniel. Hopefully that will satisfy your prof.