Book Review: Can You See Anything Now by Katherine James

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If you enjoy books like The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Sleep in Me, Let the Great World Spin, and Shock of the Fall, I recommend that you read this book. It is definitely a favorite. I will be following Paraclete Press more closely

Book Review & Giveaway: Talking to Jesus by Jeannie Blackmer

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I used to pray only when I needed something or was in dire need of a life change. My relationship with God was a business deal and nothing more. I didn’t know how to pray.

Mended Advent: What Does Hope Look Like From Where You Are?

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I’m so grateful to celebrate my first year of Advent. This is the first year my Christmas tree didn’t go up Thanksgiving night. As a result of celebrating for the first time, Stephanie Nelson connected me with Holly Stallcup of Mended Women. Holly put together a series of video devotionals for Advent, each packed with a reflection. I chose the word HOPE. Here is my video: Mended Advent Day 3: Hope.

Day 22: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Light

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2014. or 2015. or the in-between time. I remember how the light broke off in stages, at first. Then, it bent beyond time and delayed memories became reality in rapid- fire move- ments. When I

Book Review: Pierced & Embraced by Kelli Worrall

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Two of the questions for reflection and discussion are: “Who needs to hear your testimony? How might God use you in your sphere of influence” (Worrall, 81)? I wrote these questions in a place where I can refer to them often. When I’m feeling unqualified in life, I can find comfort in knowing how loved I am by Him.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Guide (a poem)

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When I feel there is no place in Christianity for me because of who I used to be, I remember who is my guide – He who found me at the well and offered living water.

An Invitation to Coffee and the Value in Shared Space

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I order the same brew from my local coffee shop on the daily. The only time I change it up is when my teenage daughter is with me and I want to impress her with

Writer’s Burnout and the Benefits of Writing Book Reviews

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At the height of my burnout I emailed a dear writing colleague and confided in her, “I’m burnt out on Christianity. I don’t want to write anything that has to deal with faith anymore.”

Book Review: Whispers of Rest by Bonnie Gray

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Whispers of Rest was alike her previous book in style, approach, and tone. I expected a different avenue of thought but was not terribly disappointed. I felt the book was more of a journal than an illuminating read.