Classes, Seasonal

Birthday Wishes

It was my birthday this week. You know how Facebook does this thing where, when your birthday approaches, they invite you to ask everybody for a donation to a charity of your choice? I did that once, for the nonprofit ministry of a friend of mine, but mostly I feel weird about it, because I… Continue reading Birthday Wishes

Great Cloud of Witnesses, Seasonal

Magnificat

I met with my spiritual director last week and in the course of our conversation, she said, "I wonder if you would consider...I think we did this together when we were in London, too...writing a Magnificat. You know, 'My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for...' You write the… Continue reading Magnificat

Books, Great Cloud of Witnesses, Quotes, Seasonal, The Word

Irrational?

There are three women who, unbeknownst to them (and not totally consciously to me either, until recently) inspired the writing of Favored One, and exactly this year--the year I decided to publish the novel of the woman chosen to physically bear the Word of God in her body, and the year I became a differently… Continue reading Irrational?

Great Cloud of Witnesses, Milestones, questions, Seasonal

Forgive me

How is it that Christians are still so divided along color lines that in almost half a century, a missionary kid like me never heard of the actual "Father of Modern Missions"? Or if I did, it was never in those terms, and I don't remember it?

Current Events, Quotes, Seasonal, The Word

Comfort, Y’All

I wrote a Christmas newsletter back in November and mailed it out with personally designed Christmas cards. In the letter I stated that I would write a post here about the card art by the middle of this month. You might notice that it is now very much the end of this month (not to… Continue reading Comfort, Y’All