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Book Release: Prepare An Advent Devotional

There are roughly fifteen weeks until the start of Advent, the season that leads to the celebration of Christmas in the Christian liturgical calendar. It may seem incredibly early to be thinking about Christmas and Advent, but many pastors and church leaders begin...

Finishing #the100dayproject

I was out with friends last weekend and we were all catching up. I mentioned to my friend who’s a painter and who introduced me to #the100dayproject that I had finished all 100 days. “Whaaaat?!” she replied, “that’s a huge deal, how come you haven’t talked about it...

Sea Shells and Love

This reflection was originally featured in my twice monthly newsletter but I wanted to share it here. My daughter’s preschool teacher was away for a week this past fall. She had left the children with great care and intention. Making a countdown calendar so they could...

To Have Without Holding

I was away at a board retreat with one of the organizations with whom I work. I was sitting in the garden behind our meeting space during our designated time of silence, a time set aside after the work of the board has been presented to consider what God might be...

7 Books for Pride Month Reading

One of the reasons I read is to seek the perspective of people who are different than me--who see and experience the world in geographies, social location and experiences that are different from my own. I find that reading another's story strengthens your muscles for...

20 Childrens Books to Enrich Young Faith

One of my favorite things about being a career long Christian educator and a mother of young children is searching for books that I can use to teach children, my own and others, about the rich nuance, depth and texture of the Christian faith and scriptures. In the...

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind, as I am compelled to look before I can gather strength to proceed...

Spring 2019 Reading Recap

Spring is always a different kind of reading season for me. Normally my reading slows as I spend my time in the yard cleaning, cutting and mulching so that I can enjoy reading and relaxing in that space all summer and fall. This spring I have been head down on three...

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