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Vocation

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

Last year, on the front page of my journal/notebook/scratchpad, I wrote out the first part of Isaiah 61.  That wonderful passage of scripture is always the old testament reading for January 1st on the PrayNow app, which I adore. It’s also one of my favorite all time passage of scripture and so with it written […] Read more…

The Year I Broke Up With Blogging

Well, you might be happy to know that I’m within days of turning my manuscript in for the third time. Which means, showering is very low on the list right now.  And so is cooking and leaving my house and in general, anything that involves not typing on my computer. Please pray for my general […] Read more…

It’s Not the Critic Who Counts?

I sat at my desk for nearly 70 hours straight last weekend to finish the rewrite for my book. I got up a few times for bathroom breaks and to eat, once to shower, and then to sleep.  All total, I’m stunned how many hours of blood, sweat, and tears has gone into the writing […] Read more…

The ONE Thing I Got Right Today

It’s been a Monday around these parts.  Maybe even worse than a typical Monday.   Perhaps a bulleted list is in order.  This is what it has looked like so far: Laundry chaos (I apparently stacked every outfit I wore in January on the sofa in my bedroom. It wasn’t pretty.  It took two hours […] Read more…

When God Showed Up Wanting Waffles

I did a radio interview with Issues, Etc yesterday on the dignity of vocation.  I was nervous as a cat on a hot tin roof, but after the brilliant editing of Jeff Schwarz and the genius interviewing skills of Todd Wilken, I survived and it turned out okay. Todd said something during our interview that […] Read more…

The Fruits of Our Labor

“All the ancient wisdom tells us that work is necessary to us, as much a part of our condition as mortality; that good work is our salvation and our joy; that shoddy or dishonest or self-serving work is our curse and our doom. We have tried to escape the sweat and sorrow promised in Genesis […] Read more…

Light It Up

My girls were scheduled to do a few clogging numbers yesterday at a car show in our small town.  Yes, you read that right.  Trust me.  When you live in the foothills of Appalachia and your town is named Bean Station, you’re bound to find yourself at a car show some  Sunday clog dancing.  I […] Read more…