Category Archives: The Christian life

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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August, Again

It’s that time of year. School starts for my family on August 23. Ever since I returned to teaching, I refer to August as a transition month because it contains both summer days and school days. At my house, back-to-school … Continue reading

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A Tribute To My Grandma

Doris Elizabeth Smith, October 19, 1922-June 24, 2016 A little over a week ago I received an early-morning text from my mom informing me that Grandma passed. My mom and dad were headed to the airport when they received the … Continue reading

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