Why branding might be ruining art

Why branding might be ruining art

All the platform gurus tell you to “build a brand.” Figure out who you are, what you’re selling, and then market it. Define yourself. It makes sense. But,¬†branding is becoming an art of its own, which is fine. I’m just afraid it might be...
How compassion wrecks me

How compassion wrecks me

Next Tuesday, my husband and I are scheduled to leave for Ethiopia, where our missions team should do construction, teach, and minister in the town of Debre Birhan, near the capital of Addis Ababa. The area has changed dramatically over the 10 years that our church...
10 things I want my boys to learn about living

10 things I want my boys to learn about living

From time to time, I write my sons letters or send texts with nuggets of advice in them. I want to make sure that before they leave me, they have a collection of wisdom to carry with them into life. Ideally, I want this all perfect before they move away, but...
Gone!

Gone!

If you follow me on Facebook, you know that my oldest son is gone, studying in London (not even someplace remote!) for 5 months. He’s been gone since mid-January, when I began this blogpost, which was then a significantly sappy, depressing, and emotionally...
My achey, breaky heart–it’s college time again

My achey, breaky heart–it’s college time again

Two of my sons leave for different colleges today, neither too far from home yet both still physically distant from my aching heart. Two cars are packed to the gills with clothes, Rubbermaid paraphernalia, sports equipment, school supplies, bedding. My sons are off to...

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