Deeply Loved Lent study Day 6

By |2018-03-02T16:41:34-06:00February 19th, 2013|

Today, Day 6 in Deeply Loved, Jesus invites us to pray. More than once. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing, to pray about everything. Today's chapter offers some simple structures to help us [...]

Hungry for rest

By |2018-03-02T16:42:19-06:00January 17th, 2013|

Best Christmas hymn lyric: "the weary world rejoices." It was kind of a theme at our house during the holiday season. We went a little slower, a little simpler. The tree decor, minimalist; the meals, [...]

What brings you joy?

By |2018-03-02T16:44:21-06:00November 10th, 2012|

At the end of a long week, I have had enough of words on screens, of words with child and spouse, trying to understand and be understood. I'm ready for fewer words. Some creatives turn [...]

Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity

By |2018-03-02T18:56:58-06:00August 3rd, 2012|

Hey, it's Free Book Friday. Because we're focusing on Sabbath this month (although Living in Sabbath Simplicity is a topic we discuss frequently here), here's an excerpt from my book Rest: Living in Sabbath Simplicity, [...]


By |2018-03-02T18:57:04-06:00August 1st, 2012|

Welcome to August, a month that languishes--or perhaps ought to, were it not filled with back-to-school busy-ness. These are dog days, warm and slow--or so we wish. A time to just relax, enjoy long days. [...]

Winners in the book giveaway

By |2018-03-02T18:57:34-06:00June 23rd, 2012|

Sorry for the delay in posting the results of the book give-away! Ironically enough, I was so busy working on a social media training program for authors this week that I didn't have time to [...]

The sacramental ordinary

By |2018-03-02T18:58:22-06:00March 29th, 2012|

A few years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Professor Devin Brown, an expert on C.S. Lewis, for a magazine article. Dr. Brown talked about the "sacramental ordinary" moments in Lewis' novels, especially the [...]

A revolution against resolutions

By |2011-12-31T12:01:58-06:00December 31st, 2011|

New Year’s Eve morning feels a bit like New Year’s Day, since we attended a “New Year’s Eve EVE” party last night. My family slumbers on at 9:30 a.m. as I sip coffee and reflect. [...]

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