One Good Phrase: Ellen Painter Dollar (Sophia)

Ellen Painter Dollar, a fellow Patheos blogger, is smart, brave, and her perspective always challenges me. I’m honored to have her join us here as we walk along (in her words) “the crooked way of grace.” * “Sophia” has become a popular girl’s name (the most popular girl’s name in 2012, in fact). But for [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Jennifer Grant (…For a Reason)

I’ve only begun to get to know Jennifer Grant this year, but in these several months I have found her genuine, kind, and always willing to encourage and advise a newbie writer like me. It’s a treat to have her as part of this series. — If you’re a parent, you’ve likely been through something [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Amy Young (Grace to you and peace from God)

Amy Young is a new blogger-friend in my life and I’m thankful for the chance to host a writer I’m still getting to know in this space. Thanks for being here, Amy! * We had a couple of days to kill after a conference ended  and before we needed to head back home – me [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Anna Broadway (The Lord is kind to the undeserving)

It’s been extra quiet around here while I’ve been visiting family on the East coast. So I’m super happy that Anna Broadway is willing to be here today. Anna is a local writer in the San Francisco area and has been a support to me throughout my time living there. I find her and her [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Andrea Palpant Dilley (Be Thou My Vision)

Andrea Palpant Dilley and I met at church in Austin, where she led my writer’s group and cheered on my work when I most needed it. I’m so grateful for her voice, her generosity, her friendship, and her willingness to be here today. * * * Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart [Read More…]

One Good Phrase: Holly A. Grantham (You can’t always get what you want…)

Holly A. Grantham writes beautiful, rich prose that runs deep. And she does it without making it look hard. One of the things I love most about this series is the opportunity to introduce you all to the bloggers I love to read, in hopes that you will too. Add Holly to your list, will [Read More…]