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A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.
I say it just begins
to live that day.
–Emily Dickinson

Three Things

Dear Friends, When it rains it pours! After a month of not much activity on the publishing front, I have an essay and an interview out today, and a podcast interview last week. First, the essay: Love and Adore is a reflection on Psalm 131, about living deeply rooted...

April in Books

Dear friends, Heading into Lent, I had grand plans of launching a newsletter, of starting a Facebook group, of creating a Movement. I was going to call it Read Upstream, a gathering of people who like old books and treasure the wisdom they contain. Over the course of...

Flying

On a Sunday morning last fall, I boarded a plane in Phoenix, where I had come three days earlier for my uncle’s memorial service. Three days with my parents, sister, and assorted relatives that I hadn’t seen in years, three days of catching up and talk talk talking,...

Pooh Sticks at Piper’s Creek

We are each “formed to be a spectator of the created world – and given eyes that [we] might be led to its Author by so beautiful a representation.” –John Calvin   It was a sunny fall Friday back in the days when I still had a jogging stroller because I still had...

Writings of Late

Dear Friends, Though it's been months since my last post, I have not taken a break from writing, only from writing on my blog. In the past few weeks, I've had three pieces published on other websites, and I wanted to let you know about them. First, an essay (or...

A New Church Year Begins {Advent Resources}

This photo of my youngest is one of my very favorites—his joy over the lighting of the Advent candle is infectious! It's not Advent yet, but soon, soon. This coming Sunday, November 20, is the final Sunday of the church year, on which we celebrate Christ the King,...

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