On-line book club

By |2018-03-02T19:01:59-06:00January 14th, 2010|

She was just a scared teenager, conscripted as a concubine for the king. But she changed history. What happened? A challenge from a spiritual mentor led her to fast and pray. This week, our on-line [...]

The Simple Compassion Challenge

By |2018-03-02T19:02:06-06:00January 9th, 2010|

This month, we're asking readers to perform one act of Simple compassion each week, and to tell us about it. You can watch my YouTube video explaining the challenge here. Each week, you pray, asking [...]

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 [...]

Blog tour starts soon!

By |2018-03-02T19:02:16-06:00December 29th, 2009|

If you have a blog, I'd love to come "visit" it next week during our blog tour for Simple Compassion. To participate, just leave a comment here or get in touch via my website. Let [...]

What can I do?

By |2018-03-02T19:02:22-06:00December 10th, 2009|

It's 2 degrees here, with howling winds that drive the windchill well below zero. I am inconvenienced by such weather--car doors freeze shut, roads are a bit slick. But I slept in a warm bed. [...]


By |2018-03-02T19:02:26-06:00November 30th, 2009|

What a week. I love to cook, so this holiday, for me, is all about the food, not the shopping. So I cooked all day Wednesday and half of Thursday, and then we ate leftovers [...]

Radio listeners could win a book!

By |2018-03-02T19:02:28-06:00November 25th, 2009|

Those of you who heard me on Midday Connection yesterday (Moody Radio) and wrote in asking about the free books:  you've been entered in our drawing to win a copy of Simple Compassion. I always [...]

Free books!

By |2018-03-02T19:02:32-06:00November 4th, 2009|

A big thank you to all of your who responded to the free book offer in my Connecting newsletter. Zondervan is generously sending out review copies to the first 25 responders, and they should be [...]

Sanctified shopping

By |2018-03-02T19:02:34-06:00October 23rd, 2009|

Most of us love to shop, especially when we find unique or unusual items. But sometimes, purusing the clearance rack at Target, I have to wonder--who made these pants? Did this t-shirt come from a [...]

Punishing the victim

By |2009-10-13T13:25:06-05:00October 13th, 2009|

Interesting front page article in the Chicago Tribune today about a woman who was evicted after she called the police to report that her live-in boyfriend had threatened her with a gun. The woman was [...]

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