Book Review: The Inscribed Collection

One of the interesting review opportunities I’ve had this season is the four-part Inscribed Bible Study series. These are studies written by women (more unusual than you might think) and are inspired by this cool passage from the book of Proverbs: “Stay focused, do not lose sight of mercy and truth…meditate on them so they are […]

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Book Review: Crash The Chatterbox

I’m in a season of profound books with strange names.  Crash the Chatterbox: Hearing God’s Voice Above All the Others is the latest installment. This book was really helpful. I’m on a quest to keep my eyes on God as I go about my life, rather than the circumstances I see around me.  This can […]

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Book Review: The God First Life

A few weeks ago, when we were in the middle of kitchen renovations, our contractor came in and handed me a packager he’d found on the front porch. We chatted about the things of the day – cabinets, drawer pulls, whatever – as I opened the package and mumbled something about not being sure what […]

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For The Love of Dog

We are looking for a new dog. It won’t be THAT DOG, of course. She was a one and only. This one will be NEW DOG or SASSY DOG or some other descriptor launched by the arrival of her personality here in our living room. And I’m caught between the excitement of wondering what she’ll […]

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The Good Wife!!!

Holy Guacamole, did you guys see The Good Wife this week??? Agh. I won’t spoil it for you if you haven’t watched yet. But let’s just say this was one of the few plot twists that’s made me grab my laptop to search for what on EARTH the show’s writers were thinking.  And what I […]

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Book Review: Girl at the End of the World

 I started this book this afternoon, intending to read one chapter. And hour later, I was so caught up in the story that I read the whole thing. Dinner was late. It was worth it. Girl at the End of the World is a memoir by Elizabeth Esther,  a woman who grew up in a […]

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Yes, but/So what?

I’m living in tension today. Actually, we all are, but sometimes it’s more noticeable than others.  Here’s the deal: On the one hand: friends I love are posting blogs about the times when it looks like God does not come through. How hard that is, and how weird. When God doesn’t sell your house in time […]

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