Rain. It’s official: the Pacific Northwest has just come through its wettest season on record. And still it continues. It’s enough to make even Seattle stalwarts blanch. Can we be done now? But also flowers. Though it was late to start, we finally got our green-up, with plenty of pinks and pastels tossed in just to […]
Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith by J. Warner Wallace About the book: (from the publisher) Forensic Faith will help readers: understand why they have a duty to defend the truth develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from […]
Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You by Lee Wolfe Blum About the book: (from the publisher) In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to […]
I love books for so many reasons. I love how they allow writers to express and share ideas. How they transport readers to far-off times and places, challenge our thinking, or expose us to new and beautiful ideas. I love that within their pages, they possess the wondrous power to change us. Sometimes the right book […]
It’s a bit embarrassing, but here’s the truth: when it comes to engaging with the children I sponsor through World Vision, I am letter-writing challenged.
Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory About the book: (from the publisher) “I don’t even know where to start!” Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess […]
My friend Sarah is a people gatherer. She gathers people so that she may love them. Specifically, she gathers people around her table. She calls herself a love missionary. And it starts in her very own backyard.
Of the several hats I wear, one that brings some of the greatest joy and satisfaction is as a World Vision volunteer. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. I volunteer both as a World […]
Not long ago, I went running along a local, wooded trail. Autumn’s brilliance had come and gone, leaving behind stripped trees and steely skies. Not the prettiest time of year, nor my favorite for that reason. As I ran, my thoughts unwittingly drifted toward an unlovely gray to match my surroundings. They may have been doomed […]
Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving Your Neighbor in their Time of Trial by Sarah Beckman About the book: (from the publisher) Whether it’s cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness or another significant challenge, we all know someone facing trial. We wonder: “What can I do to help?”