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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9 Confession: I’m not sure if I am reading all the dark stories on purpose, or if I am being unconsciously drawn to […]
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.
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. […]