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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...

Ralph Waldo Emerson [Free Download]

Hey friends, as you know if you follow me on Instagram or receive my newsletter, I have been doing #the100daysproject as a way to push my creativity and grow as a writer. Yes, I am painting and drawing, but yes, it is making me a better writer. I thought I would try...

5 Ways to Slow Down This Summer (And Read More)

We relish the summer at our house. We lean into the rhythm of the heat which means early morning trips to the park, afternoons at the pool or the library and evenings walking the neighborhood. We read, we work in the garden, we meet up with friends, we move...

Sightings of Wonder

I remember the first clergy woman I saw in the pulpit. I was in middle school and my home church had hired a female Associate Minister. Until then I had been told women were welcome and included in leadership, they were called by God and affirmed by the church into...

Training the Creative Beast

When my partner and I were in our mid-twenties and headed towards marriage we decided the best thing to do would be to adopt a dog. After all, a dog was a responsibility that proved your readiness for the fullness of adulthood. So we went down to the Nashville Humane...

Prepare: An Advent Devotional

Even though it is the start of the Lenten season I've been over here with the Christmas tunes blaring with a sense of gratitude that it's still cold and dreary here in Texas to set the tone while I write and edit.  I am so excited to announce that I am editing an...

The Temptation of Mess

There are quite a few misconceptions out there around what it looks like to be an entrepreneur. Thanks in part to social media, its often portrayed as strings of meetings in hip coffee shops and lounging in palatial, well lit and stylish home offices. I work at a desk...

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