“Stop. Right now. Remake your life from the inside out.” (17) The line was advice a friend had given Shauna Niequist, advice she turns into an invitation, offered over and over throughout the pages of Present Over Perfect. And for my part, I accepted, again and again as I made my way slowly through the… Continue reading Book Review: Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect”
Two weeks ago we had snow in the Ozarks, drifting into the road on the Sunday morning drive to church, catching in my hair as I darted into the big red doors. Today, the windchimes sing in the warm breeze that dances into my open window. The irises are budding, ready to bloom. Dogwood and… Continue reading When Winter Ends
I first read about Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung's Glittering Vices on Scot McKnight's blog, Jesus Creed, about four years ago. Intrigued, I ordered a copy, which I promptly placed in a stack of books I was meaning to read. A couple false starts later, I began to make real progress through Glittering Vices about a year ago,… Continue reading Book Review: DeYoung’s “Glittering Vices”
Hot-cross buns! Hot-cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! If you have no daughters, Give them to your sons; One a penny, two a penny, Hot-cross buns! I grew up on the Mother Goose rhyme. I sang it as a girl, skipping through a world as sweet as the sticky buns I… Continue reading One a Penny, Two a Penny, Hot Cross Buns!
"Eww! You're the Old Maid." The cacophony of childish voices would shriek and dissolve into a babble of laughter. Sometimes my voice was among them as we sat pointing and jeering at the unlucky child holding the only card with no match in the deck. Other times, I was the one left with the card… Continue reading Redefining Old Maid