My favorite from Oswald Chambers

It’s been so many years since I first read this sentence, but it still stands as my favorite moment with Oswald. “The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in […]

SheLoves Magazine

I’m a little excited. In May we pretty much accomplished a small miracle, launching the sheloves magazine site at LifeWomen conference. We had it up and running in a matter of two weeks, during which I also took a 10-day trip to Kenya. Soon after we launched, however, I realized we wouldn’t be able to […]

Thin Places by Mary E. DeMuth

Mary DeMuth already had me at her first two paragraphs of Thin Places: A Memoir: “Growing up, I find myself housed in a scrawny sort of body–legs thin as broomsticks, interrupted by knees so knobby they bang into each other when I walk. My doctor makes me drink whole milk so I’ll fatten up. Kids […]

Why I write.

This piece of writing by Terry Tempest Williams makes my heart gasp for air every time I read it. Here’s an excerpt from “Why I Write”: “I write because it is the way I take long walks … I write because I believe it can create a path in darkness. I write because as a child […]

Do you love like this?

“You must write every single day of your life … You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads … may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake the […]