Darkness that lets us see the light

By |2018-03-02T16:30:24-06:00February 17th, 2016|

Part of me did not want to go to church. Another part of me longed for it, in a shaky, hungry sort of way. The hunger won out. At The Practice, the gathering we attend [...]

Let the Word minister to you

By |2018-03-02T16:44:42-06:00October 25th, 2012|

As the early morning light filters through the trees in my back yard, the morning glories along the deck railing lift their faces. I sit, open Bible and journal before me. The birds twitter a [...]

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, [...]

Win a copy of Deeper into the Word

By |2018-03-02T18:59:11-06:00November 29th, 2011|

My newest book, Deeper into the Word: Reflections on 100 Old Testament Words, is now in stores. It's been described as "a devotional that helps calm the spirit, enlighten the mind,and provide food for the [...]

Reading together…

By |2018-03-02T19:00:15-06:00August 29th, 2011|

(Spoiler alert: Free stuff for book clubs!!) Fall, with all its activity, swirls around me, sudden and abrupt. One week into the school year, I'm already nostalgic for summer, which seems in hindsight to have [...]

Win free books!

By |2018-03-02T19:01:08-06:00February 4th, 2011|

It's free book Friday! Since this is the very first free book Friday, we're celebrating with two contests, in which you can win free books. My newest book, Deeper into the Word, looks at 100 [...]

Simple Compassion blog tour begins!

By |2010-01-04T07:35:40-06:00January 4th, 2010|

If you have a small group that is looking for a new book to read together in 2010, I'd like to humbly suggest you read Simple Compassion together. But don't take my word for it. [...]

Virtual book club

By |2018-03-02T19:02:12-06:00January 1st, 2010|

A few readers have written to me, asking about tips for reading my new book Simple Compassion with a group or book club. I really designed this book to be experienced in community, so I’m [...]

Book giveaway!

By |2008-11-07T13:07:33-06:00November 7th, 2008|

I just finished reading "Jesus Wants to Save Christians" by Rob Bell and Don Golden. I must admit that I am a bit of a Rob Bell fan--I really enjoyed Velvet Elvis, and his Nooma [...]

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