A Prayer for the Beginning of the School Year

My friend Kari is a school librarian, and she recently posted a prayer for the beginning of the school year. My school year starts tomorrow, and I’ll wager you know at least one person who needs a bit of prayer to start off the year well – teachers, administrators, and students: Ready or not, our [Read More...]

Are You Tired of the Internet?

I don’t know about you, but I find the internet exhausting sometimes. Last week I was in rural New England and out of range for four days, and I felt a sense of rest and peace settle over me that I haven’t felt in a while – not that I think the Internet is a [Read More...]

Grace and Law at the Movies

If you get the chance to see Short Term 12 this weekend – it’s opening in limited release – you should. From my review at Christianity Today Movies: . . . the normal rules of moviemaking often dictate that either the law is good or working outside the law is good. (Often the latter wins out: see many of [Read More...]

Diving into Fall at Laity Lodge

It’s no secret to my friends that Laity Lodge is one of my favorite places on earth. (I was just telling a group of coworkers about my experiences there last weekend!) Well, they’ve released their fall retreat schedule, and there’s some great stuff on it, like a retreat about our stories and God’s, featuring Amy [Read More...]


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