Category Archives: The Christian life

Overnight Getaway: Backpacking within an hour of Manhattan

All of my life I have enjoyed the outdoors. Whether it was hiking trails in Sequoia National Park with my parents and brother or walking outside with my children or dog, spending time in creation brought (and continues to bring) … Continue reading

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Sabbath Books

I’m excited to have Jessica Snell guest post at Always Orange. Jessica was my editor for Everywhere God. Her suggestions and observations made my book better. I love what she’s talking about in this piece and I think you will … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Manifesto: The Kind of Writer I Want to Be

This summer was the first in several that I did not have a writing deadline. The book was finished, published in fact. Outside of one book review due in June, I had no other commitments. Instead of feeling a sense … Continue reading

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Advent: Savoring the Season, Week 2

As we head into week two of Advent, I wanted to share some ideas and suggestions for ways to observe this meaningful season. Some of my ideas are geared towards families. Other ideas are more individual in nature.  I’m no … Continue reading

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Here it is!

 A first look at the cover of Everywhere God. You can pre-order the book here.

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On Writing and Fall

The daylight hours grow shorter and the temperatures turn cooler, announcing fall’s arrival. Every year I ask myself, where did September go? This year is no exception. It’s been awhile since I have written about THE BOOK so I thought … Continue reading

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A Review: Scattering Ashes

Over the summer my mom became a published author. She also turned 73 in August. Perhaps even more remarkable is the fact that my mom, my dad, and me all have books coming out this year. A lovely turn of … Continue reading

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