Books for dark hours

I’d already planned to review these books today, but they seem especially helpful and poignant after yesterday’s loss.  I’m grateful for writers who share their faith struggles and challenges–questions asked and answers found–so the rest of us might be less alone with ours. Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, […]

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Life and Death

I read the news of Robin Williams’ death last night about five minutes after Steve went to the hospital to see our friend George, who’d just been told he has only a brief time left to live. News like this reaches my head long before my heart and so I’ve been thinking a lot about […]

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Trish’s Excellent Cooking Adventure

Last night I test drove Kitchen Confidence! I picked two recipes to make for dinner: Pan Seared Spanish Steaks & Summer Bean, Pea & Radish Salad. I’ll say right up front that the sauce for the steaks was so swoon-worthy, Steve grabbed a leftover hotdog bun (the only bread we had nearby) to sop it […]

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Sparkle Power

I took my 11 year old niece shopping last week to buy an outfit for her birthday. Holy Sparklepalooza, are the 80s back! I’ll admit I was a bit overwhelmed when we first walked into her favorite store. Let’s just say it was not a collection of gentle pastels. After looking around a bit, we […]

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In Which I Wonder How On Earth To Review A Cookbook

In a surge of optimism the other day, I signed up to review a cookbook.  This will be so much fun! I thought. I mean, look at the author on the cover – doesn’t she look fun? I think at some level I imagined her bringing the cookbook to me – you know, in person […]

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Books! About Clothes!

Yesterday I took my 11 year old niece shopping for clothes (more on that in a future post :) ) It got me thinking about these three books read last month, and how the illuminate different aspects of how clothing has/does/continues to influence our lives. They’re entirely different from each other, and I loved different […]

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