Tag Archives: Christianity

A Way Other Than Our Own by Walter Brueggemann

And now, says the poet, there is another way. It is not your way. You would not have imagined this alternative way nor been able to predict it, and you surely cannot control it. There is a way into the future of your life, because God is at work doing strange, wondrous things for you […]

Advent for Everyone!

Did you hear that? It’s the magical sound of every radio station around switching their songs to Christmas music. I love it! Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and a huge part of that is Advent. There’s nothing like really preparing for Christmas by focusing on the real reason we celebrate. So […]

Gilead and the Gift of Fiction

There is a song by Sara Groves called “Add to the Beauty” that I try to listen to at least once every morning–either while I’m getting ready to leave home or while I’m driving up I-75 to work. Over the years this song has become a daily reminder of some of the things I value […]

Hope Heals by Katherine and Jay Wolf

Happy Sunday, and happy first weekend of football season! I’m using this long weekend to get caught up on graduate work and blog posts–it’s been far too long since I’ve shared a book review with you. I like to read lots of different genres, and I know that not everyone likes the different types of […]

Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio

If you’re like me and you grew up going to church, it’s very likely that you’re familiar with the story of David and Goliath. And even if you didn’t grow up in church, it’s one of those Bible stories we all seem to know. Well, in his book Goliath Must Fall, Louie Giglio takes this […]

The Book I Can’t Write About

Over the last few weeks, I’ve tried several times to write a post about Silence by Shusaku Endo, but I haven’t been able to organize my thoughts into any coherent structure. I don’t think any short blog post can do this novel justice, but here we go. If you’ve never heard of this novel before, it was […]

#Book50ReadAlong: Week Four

Merry Christmas! I’m so thankful for all of you who have followed along with this Advent read along this season. I don’t have a lot to share with you tonight, as I’m sure you’ve heard Christmas message after Christmas message this weekend. I thought I’d share my favorite passages from this week’s reading and call […]

#Book50ReadAlong: Week Three

Sorry that this post is coming to you a day late! It’s been a busy week/weekend around here, and I’m sure you’re feeling the Christmas rush as well. Tomorrow is my last (!) half day at work before the break, and I’m so excited to spend time with family, read, and relax. So let’s jump […]

#Book50ReadAlong: Week Two

Can you believe we are halfway through Advent 2016? Only two more weeks until we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas! I hope you’ve been enjoying reading through Behold the Lamb of God with me this Advent season–let’s jump right in to week two. The Hero of the Story One thing I love about this […]

Six Albums for your Christmas Playlist

Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which means my favorite time of year is upon us. Today I’ve got six unique Christmas Albums to share with you. These are just a few of the albums I’ve listened to in recent years (my Christmas music playlist on iTunes is about 20 hours long), with two brand new […]