{This Sacred Everyday} Andrea Palpant Dilley

Andrea Palpant Dilley has led the writer’s group I’ve been part of at my church for the past year. I have adored the community she has created in this group: genuine kindness, encouragement for each person at whatever stage of their writing, and a sweet willingness to celebrate one another. Andrea is one of those [Read More…]

{This Sacred Everyday} Angie Mabry-Nauta

Happy Independence Day! It’s a joy to have Angie Mabry-Nauta contributing to our “Freedom” edition of {This Sacred Everyday}. I met Angie in April at The Festival of Faith and Writers and was immediately taken by her boldness and her story of pastoring, being broken and finding the courage to seek God’s healing. I’m grateful [Read More…]

{This Sacred Everyday} Tamara Murphy

Today we get to hear from my friend Tamara Murphy, who blogs at This Sacramental Life. Tamara and I knew of each other vaguely through the blogging world prior to both of us moving to Austin within the same week. Even more coincidental? The week my family first visited Christ Church was the same week [Read More…]

A Tribute to the Single Mother and in Praise of the Good Father: A Father’s Day Post (of sorts)

Every time Chris leaves town, I’m reminded of how much I depend on him, on how good my life is with him, how what I have is rare. Our marriage is not perfect, but it is one of kindness, freedom, friendship. We share. A lot. We’ve shared a car since his broke down in 2003 [Read More…]

Good words for a Thursday

  A collection of thoughts . . . Just some words that are marking me. “When all the facts are laid out, it is hard to be a Christian. When all the facts are laid out, it is harder not to be a Christian. For the great fact, Jesus, trumps all other facts; he is [Read More…]

Thoughts on Kairos and Epiphany, the ‘unbidden and unexpected’

I’ve been reading and loving my newest happy discovery, In the Midst of Chaos: Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice. Its author, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, is a theologian and the book is a straightforward theological teaching on the things we’ve been talking about around here. She’s a mother who believes the Church has missed its [Read More…]