Step Out

  Dear Friends, This may be a record, even for me, sixteen weeks without a word. I apologize. My commitment to this space is waning, has been waning for a year now. I have no vision for it, and without a vision, I find it very difficult to keep walking the road. I see...

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...

Magnificat

  My soul doth magnify the Lord: and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Hosanna to the Lord. Hosanna O my soul. O my soul does magnify. Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Holy is His name, alleluia. Hosanna, O my soul. My soul does magnify...

Abide: A Little Announcement (and an Invitation)

Half a dozen years ago or so, after attending yet another extraverted and exhausting writing conference, I began to wonder what it would look like to host something smaller, quieter, the kind of conference where more contemplative, introverted types like me could feel...

Top 10 Children’s Novels

Two weeks ago, I was enjoying an idyllic long weekend on Camano Island, rereading A Severe Mercy, making Lego vehicles with my kids, and spending time on the water. We visited a tiny island (appropriately called Baby Island) where scores of seals sun themselves in the...

Vocation, Obligation, and the Audience of One

After almost five years of blogging twice a week, I have been more or less silent on the internet front these past six months. In that time I have written poetry (actually, it doesn’t deserve that name; it’s merely word-play, but such fun!), my first short...

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