May 1, 2021

May Madness 2021

It’s that time of year again: May Madness. Finals, graduations, recitals, Mother’s Day, and we have a birthday (7th) and wedding anniversary (16th) in our family to round it all out. Needless to say, I’m hiding in my bedroom with books of poetry more than usual. Still, it’s amazing to watch our kids blossom. They’re […]

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At 03:33 PM

April 24, 2021

Three Lines a Day

I heard one of the best writing tips of my life this week listening to an old episode of On Being. Naiomi Shihab Nye suggests to try writing just three sentences a day. That’s it. Three sentences. What happened today, what you see out the window, what you’re worried about. Whatever. I just imagine if […]

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At 11:47 AM

April 17, 2021

Coming Down from the Mountain

I just loved this thread from Summer Kinard recently, about how what our world needs right now are “sea-level” saints. She says it much better than I ever could, but the idea is that as great as “up on the mountain” saints are, they’re not the ones physically in the trenches with our broken world. […]

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At 03:07 PM

April 10, 2021

(Slightly Belated) Lenten Reading Suggestions

Now that Lent is over and the Easter season is in full swing, I thought it would be a good time (!) to share two Lenten reflection books that I really enjoyed this year. Probably I should save this post for right around the beginning of February next year…but there is little chance I’ll remember […]

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At 05:27 PM

March 27, 2021

We knew Louisiana had water problems…but not this kind

This NPR story has been on my mind this week: Known For Its Floods, Louisiana Is Running Dangerously Short Of Groundwater Louisiana has a lot of problems – rampant industrial pollution, abysmal rates of poverty and chronic health problems, bottom-of-the barrel education, to name a few – but I, like many others, didn’t think that […]

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At 02:24 PM


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