Exploring Saint Sans, Learning from Beth Moore

Yesterday, I read the final pages of Beth Moore’s, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. It’s bittersweet to finish a book like this. While it’s nice to know the full story, on the other hand, it’s sad to say goodbye to characters you’ve come to know and love- even if they are fictional. I even tried to slow my reading pace and delay the inevitability of the end drawing near. For a full week the book went from the front seat of my minivan, to the living room coffee table, and finally to my bedside table at…

Exploring Imagination

I can’t think of anyone who has influenced me more over the last decade like C.S. Lewis. The way he thinks and the way he uses words to communicate what he thinks have had a huge impact in my own faith and even as I’ve led others around me in their Christian faith. The Screwtape Letters top the list. So, of course I was thrilled to review the recent book by Jerry Root and Mark Neal, The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis. Fortunately, it was even better than I expected. As someone who adores C.S. Lewis’ work and…

Learning from St. Francis

I’m currently in a season of intense writing. While I used to think I should scale back my reading when I’m write, I’m learning it’s the opposite I should be doing. When you’re in a season of pouring out creatively, it’s important to also be refueling and filling back up the creative well. So, in the breaks between writing sessions, I try to read, watch good movies, and even have made more of an effort to attend shows and concert. Recently I was given the opportunity to review a book on the life of St. Francis…

Transition, For the Love, & a Giveaway!

When I look back on this year, I will probably label it “the transition year”. It’s that kind of year. We’ve transitioned from a family of five to seven (and are figuring out how big families operate). Our big boys are transitioning from a semester of homeschool to public school. My baby boy is transitioning to kindergarten. AND, I am transitioning from being with kids almost twenty-four-seven for 9+ years to getting almost THIRTY HOURS a week to work, write and do whatever God’s whispers is next for me. I’m pretty excited. Have I mentioned school start…