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Something Other Than God [Lent, Day 6]

Lent Day 6: Something Other Than God Texts: Psalm 104:1-9, Gen. 7:11-8:12, Mark 3:20-35 [This is part of my Lenten devotional study of the prodigal son. Click Here to Download ] “And he took a journey into the far country.” I was never much of a rebellious child, but when I was ten years old, I […] Read more…

Where your power lies…

I did everything I was supposed to do. Three years.  Three complete rewrites.  Countless sleepless nights.  Many editors. Finally, one hard truth given to the world as a gift—the spoils of my adventures into the far and dark country of my past. I wrote my story, I did the hard work of telling the world about […] Read more…

Where to be and what to eat in November!

I’ve been meaning to tell you where I’ll be in the next few weeks, in case you can make it for a hug and a smooch. I’m honored to be speaking and doing a few readings from my book (and making SOUP!) this Thursday night (NOVEMBER 3RD!) for a fundraiser for Food on Foot. We’ll […] Read more…

On Life, Creativity, & All the Pretty Things

I met both Kelli and Wendy at the Becoming Conference this August and what a treat! They are precious and funny and inspiring and I know you’ll love them as much as I do. We were both there giving talks and sharing our heart’s messages, hoping that what God has given us to say resonates […] Read more…

When weird worlds collide…

Last night, I left soup simmering on the stove and went to an alumni dinner for my medical school alma mater. I usually avoid such things because of the obvious.  You know, the obvious things like the fact that I’m not practicing medicine anymore and therefore not much of a donor to the school and totally […] Read more…

What if we just jumped?

Two (three?)(four?) summers ago, I stood on the edge of a cliff that overlooks the lake we live on with my daughters, my cousin, my nieces, my sister, and our guys.  It’s probably 25 feet high at most but it felt like jumping off the Empire State Building to me. All the kids took a […] Read more…

The Place That Helped Me Tell the Truth

The Winner of the giveaway is the 5th commenter, Heather!!!! If you’ll send me your email address, we can chat about claiming your winnings!!! Fifteen years ago, when my husband drove me over the Clinch mountains to see the property he wanted to buy where this cabin now sits, there were briars and thickets and wetlands […] Read more…