Thin Places: An Introduction

I first heard someone use the phrase “thin place” about twenty years ago. She had become a devotee of Celtic spirituality, from which source she had discovered the label “thin place.” She was terribly enthusiastic about the idea of “thin places” and proceeded to use this phrase to excess, which didn’t add to my enthusiasm [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Tuesday, March 6

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Leadership Conversation on Spiritual Warfare

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I have been asked to participate in an interactive feature of Leadership Journal’s new website: Conversations. According to the invitation I received, “‘Conversations’ will convene leading ministry thinkers to engage in honest dialogue about issues that concern ministry leadership and praxis.” Well, I’m honored to be asked and glad to join in the conversation. I [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Monday, March 5

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

The Gospel in a Nutshell – Tim Keller Nails It

“The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued and that Jesus was glad to die for me.” Tim Keller Reason for God Chapter 11 page 179 [Read more...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Sunday, March 4

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

What If Your Soul Is Hard as a Rock? Inspiration from The High Calling

What If Your Soul Is Hard as a Rock? Psalm 114:1-8 He turned the rock into a pool of water; yes, a spring of water flowed from solid rock. Psalm 114:8 Do you ever feel bone-dry spiritually? Does your soul ever seem to be hard as a rock? Do you ever worry about whether you [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Saturday, March 3

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Lenten Devotional from Friday, March 2

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

You Don’t See This Headline Everyday! (I Didn’t Even Know Christ Played Basketball)

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Today, as I was reading the New York Times on my Kindle, I came upon a peculiar sight. The headline read: “Christ the King 54, Nazareth 53: For Nazareth, a Loss Not Reflected in the Score.” Since I don’t follow New York high school basketball, I wasn’t quite prepared for what I read. As it [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Thursday, March 1

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

Talk About Smells! In Praise of Texas Mountain Laurel

A blooming Texas Mountain Laurel plant in my front yard.

A couple of days ago, I blogged on the power of smell to stir up memories. Before I leave the topic of smells, I thought I might add a further reflection. A few nights ago, I stepped out of my front door.  Taking a deep breath, I was surprised to find the air redolent of [Read More...]

New “Blue Like Jazz” Trailer

The film version of the bestselling book Blue Like Jazz is soon to be released. You can find more info at the Blue Like Jazz Movie website. To entice you, here is the new trailer: I have seen a couple of rough cuts of this movie. It wonderfully captures the feel of Don Miller’s book, [Read More...]

Want to Be More Creative? Then Think Outside the Box . . . Literally!

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A recent column in the New York Times begins this way: What ignites the engine of creativity? A popular metaphor in American business urges you to think “outside the box.” Folk wisdom advises that problem-solving is helped by thinking about something “on the one hand” and then “on the other hand.” Is there any psychological [Read More...]

Lenten Devotional Doodle for Wednesday, February 29

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Click on the images below to see them full size. Copyright © 2012, Linda E.S. Roberts. If you would like to use these doodles for a ministry or other non-profit purpose, please contact Mark. [Read more...]

The Power of Smell to Stir Up Memories

The contstruction site near Schlotzsky's, complete with the requisite outhouse.

Scientific studies have shown that smell has unusual power to stir up memories. Most of us can vouch for that fact from our own experience. You smell old books and remember your grandfather’s den. You smell roses and remember the garden of the house you grew up in. And so forth and so on. Today, [Read More...]


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