Happy St. Nicholas Day

Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas. If you missed my post about him (and the delight of secret gifts), you can head on over the The High Calling and check it out. And for a bonus, I’m also moonlighting over at A Deeper Church today, with another brief essay...

All You Can Do

It’s the worst winter of your life—and you’ve known some pretty rotten winters. You’ve hardly slept for months, your hands and feet tingle like stars, and you can’t eat for the boulder of fear that sits in your esophagus. You lie in bed one...

Telling the Truth

When I finally listen to the two messages—left on my phone yesterday from a number I don’t recognize—I realize I’ve blown it. It’s our new homeschool co-op director, she’s trying to get in touch with one of the other co-op moms, and it’s rather urgent. I do this...

The Red Balloon

When the Gospel writers tell the story of Jesus’ resurrection, they go to great pains to record the astonishment of the original hearers of the good news. Growing up in the church, I’ve heard this story so often that the amazement of the women at the tomb,...

Joy Together: An Interview with Lynne Baab

Many of you reading this blog know Lynne Baab personally. Some of you know her through her interviews here on my blog. Some of you have read her books. The woman is amazingly prolific: seven non-fiction books, two Bible studies and a novel in the past decade! In...

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