The words you gave me


Brain things

We apologize for the delay. The proprietor of this blog wishes to state that she was temporarily flattened by pizza sauce, sweet corn, and birthday parties. Aw, you guys are so fun! It’s chancy putting a game out there and not knowing if anyone will want to play. I loved watching you dig into your […]

September 23, 2017

The fourth word on the page


Brain things

Confession: This past Sunday morning I was trying to impress my Sunday school kids with how smart God is. He knows how many hairs are on your head, I said, even counting the ones that fell out while you were brushing them this morning. He knows how many leaves are on that tree. He knows what’s going to happen […]

September 18, 2017

Books worth reading


Literature

Confession: I haven’t posted book recommendations for a long while. I’ve been waiting for a theme to emerge, but instead of coalescing they seem to be diverging. I had better share a few titles now before we get any farther afield. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie […]

February 3, 2017

Dystopias compared


Literature

Have you ever wondered how much the world could change for the worse, and still exist?

I’ve been reading dark books of late. Some of them were meant to be dark, and some achieved it by accident.

September 14, 2016

April book recommendations


Literature

While we’re talking of books, here are a few I’ve fallen in love with recently. Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry Wendell Berry is one part farmer and one part poet. I love his writing—slow, earthen, and timeless. He writes about small town America, and the land, and love, and prayer, and what it means to be human. […]

April 22, 2015