• Jan. 18th, 2017 Deep Work by Cal Newport

    I always have a blog post up over at The Write Conversation on the first Thursday of the month. I do NOT always remember to cross post it here. Yikes! Starting off this new year, I’m sharing my thoughts about a book called Deep Work by Cal Newport. It’s a fascinating book and one that I [ read more ]

  • Sep. 27th, 2016 Jesus and the Beanstalk by Lori Roeleveld

    I’ve been hearing about this book for a while now. Heard it wasn’t like anything else out there. Heard it wasn’t going to be “for everybody.”  Once I finally got my hands on it, I understood. It is NOT like any thing I’ve ever read. It’s part Christian living, but not like what you think of when [ read more ]

  • Sep. 15th, 2016 God Calls Everyone to Care, But . . .

    The image flooded social media and I couldn’t look away . A little boy covered in dust, dazed, alone, having been pulled from the rubble of a building. A little boy who could have been my Drew. Same size. Same age. What if that had been Drew? What if that was our life? My questions bubbled into lament. Why, God? How can You stand [ read more ]

  • Sep. 8th, 2016 Turns Out I’m Just Like Gideon

    I don’t like talking about this.  It feels like bragging.  I’d much rather let someone else share the good news while I nod, smile, say thank you, and we all move on. How do you tell people you won an award (or, um, two) without it sounding cocky or prideful? I don’t know. Covert Justice [ read more ]

  • Aug. 31st, 2016 What I Learned in August

    It’s that time again. August was a wild ride and the stuff I learned this month?  Pretty random.  Here goes. 1. The Olympics are my favorite. Oh my word. I get lost in the backstories of the athletes, the drama of the competition, the rivalries. Love me some rivalries. You have medals? I want you [ read more ]