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Help Me Figure out a Title for my Book?

"I need a deadline, please!" When my agent emailed to check in how my writing was coming along, I may have said it four different ways in that one email. I needed a deadline. I am finally learning that I respond to external expectations, thanks to Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies in Better Than Before.  Rachelle graciously gave me a deadline. This Saturday, I will be … [Read More...]

Contemplation

Circling Silence Seven Times

“Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.” - Mark 16:8 I woke up yesterday … [Read More...]

Cooking with Words and Sitting at the table of community

On writing, solitude, community and how our freedom is tied up in each other Writing, for me—even when I worked as a reporter—has always been solitary. Bum on … [Read More...]

Activism & Justice

When We Fast

I made Greek ribs and steamed rice and a big bowl of salad. Chunks of feta cheese. We placed it on the table and Scott and the kids gathered. But I didn't sit down … [Read More...]

Freedom

After South Africa, I hear the word “FREEDOM” and I can’t hear it without the echoes of millions of voices, crying out for freedom around our … [Read More...]

Global Community

eighteen for 18

"But perhaps God can take their sacrifice and also lay it on an altar in Connecticut today …" At 18:30pm last night, my nine-year-old started an 18-hour famine. "Eighteen for eighteen" they call it. All week, she's been walking around with her little … [Read More...]

Mary Theology

Remedies for a Weary Soul

There was that time when Scott and I wired a substantial chunk of money to a friend overseas we thought was in desperate need. It ended up being a scam—something my friend did not know about. We felt betrayed. We felt like fools. There was shame and shock. I … [Read More...]

Juicy Living

A Love Letter to my {broken} Body

A little background to this Love Letter: On Saturday, we launched a synchroblog on SheLoves magazine: A Love Letter to my Body and Megan Gahan led us in her beautiful letter to her own body. It was a first for us on SheLoves and Claire, our Wellness Editor, … [Read More...]