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December 11, 2017 in article

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…

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November 28, 2017 in article

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…

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November 14, 2017 in article

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…

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