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Month: April 2014

Something Other Than God {And also Texas}

There are a lot of great folks from Texas. I like to pride myself in all things Lone Star State, so humor me in a smidgen of Texas pride.  There’s George W., Tommy Lee Jones, and Waylon Jennings.  Don’t forget Gene Autry, Sam Houston and Don Henley.   You probably would have guessed that Buck Owens, […] Read more…

Fairer Than Day

 I breathe deeply, and certainty enters into me like light, like a piece of science, and curious music seems to hum inside my fingers. Is there a single person on whom I can press belief?  No sir.  All I can do is say, Here’s how it went. Here’s what I saw. I’ve been there and am […] Read more…

Weekend Grace

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be speaking again this year at the Becoming Conference on August 8 and 9th.  It’s held in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at Ridgecrest Retreat Center near Asheville, NC.  Some of my favorite women will be there speaking too, so I know this weekend will be a blessing.  Check […] Read more…

Daily Grace

We’ve been in a string of busy weeks the likes of which we haven’t seen for a long time.  The weekends, which for us are often retreats of reading and writing and food making, have been full to the brim.  So, we decided to claim this one for rest.  We are headed up to the […] Read more…

How We Do Holidays Around Here

Good morning, Gorgeous!  I hope your Easter weekend was beautiful and restful. I have a holiday weekend strategy that you might find helpful.  It comes from years of trial and error where I needed a vacation from my post holiday/over-stressed blues.  Besides my weekend strategy, you also might want to adopt my Easter basket philosophy, […] Read more…

Our Broken Hallelujah

“Standing by the cross of Jesus was his mother…..” As a mother, it’s hard not to see Good Friday from the broken heart of the mother of God, watching with horror as her son was mocked and beaten and crucified.   The sin of Adam, which ushered in our suffering and death would be answered […] Read more…