Book Review: Let Hope In

Let Hope In by Pete Wilson is a good book with a misleading title. It is filled with wise words for living out the life of faith, but it’s not really a guidebook to hope, so much as the author’s thoughts on Christian basics. And they’re good thoughts. For example, early in the book, he […]

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She’s Buying Stairway to Heaven

We are all moved in and (most) of the boxes are unpacked, ripped, flattened and subdued into orderly piles for the recycling truck that comes next week. Life is approximating some sort of order again, although I don’t yet have a routine for anything except hitting the toggle on the coffee maker before going out […]

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Waiting

We did not move last week as planned. The folks on the other side of one of the transactions did not have their financial picture quite as buttoned up as one might hope, and so at 5:20 the night before the movers were coming…I was leaving a message with the movers, begging them to call […]

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Book Review: Sun Stand Still Devotional

This is the first book I’ve read from Steven Furtick. It’s a quick read – 40 days of inspiration and stories to encourage readers to have audacious faith in God. The title comes from the biblical story of Joshua, who, in the middle of a battle, asked God to make the sun stand still so he […]

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Time to Move!

I said goodbye to my library today. The O’Neill branch of the Cambridge Public Library might be the friendliest place I’ve ever experienced. Of all the towns I’ve lived in, this is the only library where the librarians initiate conversations – we’ve talked about books, naturally, but also discussed current events (Gobble Tov!), shared silly […]

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Advent: Awkward Teen Jesus Edition

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? We are moving on Wednesday, so days were filled with packing (it’s like a puzzle now, where all that’s left are odd-sized things that don’t fit anywhere), weird meals cobbled together from what’s left in the fridge (steak tips & jelly anyone?) and Steve shoving an old […]

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Book Review: The Wall Around Your Heart

The subtitle of this book caught my attention: How Jesus heals you when others hurt you. It’s a beautiful sentiment, and I believe that it’s true. I was curious to see how this widely-published author would set out principles of grace, forgiveness and faith against the backdrop of her own life.  The book trailer was […]

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