book reflections, cultural issues, personal

Best of ’17

The past few years, at the end of the calendar year, I've posted a list of my favorite books read, blogs read, and blogs written. But I've been less actively blogging in 2017 and more actively writing other things (because, well, grad school!), as well as pretty actively living, learning, serving, and so on. So,… Continue reading Best of ’17

book reflections, spiritual

Best of ’16

16 books I recommend: Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide - Sarah Arthur A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World - Katelyn Beatty Garden In the East: The Spiritual Life of the Body - Angela Doll… Continue reading Best of ’16

ministry, spiritual, stories

On Grandpas and Books and the Ministry of Presents

A few weeks ago, I wrote here about visiting my maternal grandma in the hospital. In today's similarly-titled post, we get the story of visiting my paternal granddad at his home near Oklahoma City last weekend. (The significance of attending to the illness and aging of family alongside the joy and birth of the Christmas… Continue reading On Grandpas and Books and the Ministry of Presents

book reflections

Best of ’15

15 books: Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy by¬†Donald Miller (February 2015) Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Finding God by Lauren Winner (February 2015) Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans (April 2015) If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things… Continue reading Best of ’15

book reflections, personal

Reading List

Spiritual Memoirs: Augustine's Confessions Nadia Bolz-Weber's Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint Frederick Buechner's Now And Then: A Memoir of Vocation Rachel Held Evans' Searching For Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church Susan Isaacs' Angry Conversations With God: A Snarky But Authentic Spiritual Memoir Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts… Continue reading Reading List