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an update on my (non) book deal: on failing and the trinity
I closed my old, beloved copy of Sense and Sensibility, and got all sappy, rambling on about my favorite authors. “I wonder what Jane Austen was really like. I hope I get to meet her in heaven someday. And I want to have tea with all the Brontes at the same time. I want to know how heaven measured up to Emily’s poetic imagination, to hear how satisfied Charlotte is by grace, and if Anne…Read More
advent 2017: how to cultivate a deep christmas
We walked through Target, shopping for a few random things on a list. “Mama, for Christmas, can you wrap up a box of Cocoa Krispies for me?” my daughter asked. I had to laugh. This child likes Cocoa Krispies, but no one else in our house will eat them. I rarely buy them because she can’t finish the box before they’re stale, and I’ve dumped too many boxes in the trash. Apparently, Cocoa Krispies have…Read More
this one’s for all the pastor’s wives
It happened again, just the other day. Someone came to compliment me on a sermon I preached, and after I thanked them for their kind words they asked the question I dread. Are you a pastor at this church? I smile and answer the same way every time. No, I’m not on staff here. Just a volunteer. There is always an awkward silence after that as they process how they feel about that. It never…Read More