Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Black Dress

I wore black to my second wedding. I wasn’t trying to make some kind of statement that I was damaged goods because I was getting married a second time after a divorce. I had been looking at maternity wedding dresses on … Continue reading

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ALS, the #IceBucketChallenge, and laughing in the face of tears

ALS has been all up in my face the past few weeks. It feels weird that something I heard about rarely before my mom’s diagnosis is now something that I can’t stop hearing about. A few nights ago, I broke … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading #11

Here’s to the weekend! And to good reading! Here are some of my favorite things from the week. We cannot close our eyes to the place of racism in the case of Ferguson. Joe Hendren showcased that by compiling a … Continue reading

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Morning Prayers

Another day begins stretching its arms up to brush away the dark. In the morning let me know your love, O Lord. New mercies and joy arrive each day. Some mornings new mercies look like a cup coffee; joy like … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Learn About Your #AmericanGod

Last year I met Matthew Paul Turner for breakfast and he was telling me about his new book, Our Great Big American God. I loved having the opportunity to sit across from him, sipping coffee, listening to him talk about … Continue reading

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How Music Saved My Faith (Over and Over)

(This post is part of the synchroblog “What Saved Your Faith?” hosted by Ed Cyzewski to celebrate the release of his new book, “A Christian Survival Guide.” Get the book free today only!) Fridays were chapel day at the private … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading #10

It’s been quite a week. Lots going on, lots of it not so great. I hope that some of the links here add to some thoughtful dialogue for the remainder of your weekend. This piece by Greg Howard is one … Continue reading

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