Sarah Bessey and Christian Chauvinism

Sarah Bessey and Christian Chauvinism Sarah Bessey and Relevant Magazine recently teamed up on Twitter for a social/spiritual experiment: to find out how prejudiced the church is regarding women in leadership. Sarah’s Twitter feed blew up, as you might imagine. Yes,...

21 Parenting books you can trust

With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I find myself pulling out parenting books and flipping through the pages. Whoops, stopped doing that. Yes, that’s my problem. Crap, I do that all the time. Oh, no wonder he’s acting like that. I’m speaking...

A Piece of the World

Two days ago, I finished Christina Baker Kline’s novel A Piece of the World, based on the lives of two historical people who were friends. One was celebrated for his work as a painter. The other is known for her role in his most famous painting. I am still so...

Why Shakespeare never gets old

A friend of mine came over tonight because she’s about to teach Shakespeare for the first time, and she needed some help. I have been totally geeking out all evening! Shakespeare’s going to turn 453 this month, but he never gets old to me. This afternoon,...

Top 12 Book Club Reads

I started a book club in 2013 and invited several bibliophiles to join me so that I would read at least 1 book per month for pleasure. Having spent the previous couple decades teaching English, I was an avid reader, but I found that most of my reading time was spent...

Nothin’ to say

I usually post a new blog every Monday. It’s Thursday, and I’ve still got nothin’ to say. Nothing clever. Nothing funny. Nothing profound. Nothing news-worthy (not that I write about news, because who wants to meditate about that?) I look out at my...

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