One might reasonably expect that a bookish individual would, during a pandemic that requires shelter-in-place, escape into a stack of books. I am realizing, slowly, that all reasonable expectations might as well hurl themselves out of windows. Harsh, but also sorta true. The world has spun off its axis and, while I'm mostly fine, there … Continue reading Reading: March 2020
Many of the Christian women writers, teachers, and preachers I follow have posted this week about John MacArthur’s deplorable behavior at a recent men’s conference. He was asked what two words come to mind when he hears the name “Beth Moore.” He replied, “Go home.” Beth Moore has been a powerful Bible teacher for 40 … Continue reading I Went Home.
What I've read so far in 2017: an odd smattering of Christian non-fiction, memoir, historical novel, Newbery Award winner, and fiction. The winner out of this bunch: hands-down it's A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. I didn't think I would like it. In the end, I didn't. I loved it! Present Over Perfect: Leaving … Continue reading Thankful Thursday – Winter 17 Reading
How many times have I sat with a group of women, Bibles open to Luke 10, as criticism of Martha zings around the room? Martha’s too busy. She’s caught up in the wrong thing. She’s obviously Type A. Clearly she’s a fussbudget busybody. She’s overly dramatic. She’s causing a scene. Does she think she needs … Continue reading For Cryin’ Out Loud