Conversations with Silence

Change, upheaval, grief and disappointment have all been significant components of my 2021.  As we move into the final weeks of the year, my hopeful and aspirational word(s) for the year– create + release, have fallen to the background, and the words cozy + less have been coming to the fore. I set a fewContinue reading “Conversations with Silence”

Beautiful Word Bible

Nearly three months ago, I packed a dozen boxes of books, clearing the shelves of my church office. And not for the first time, I wondered why I keep so many books. I’m not a big re-reader.   As I touched each book, I wondered if I will ever open these again. Flipping through to reviewContinue reading “Beautiful Word Bible”

Book Review: Lovers in the Wilderness

“No one escapes the wilderness on the way to the promised land.” – Annie Dillard While I’d like to leave the wilderness themes behind me now that we are through the liturgical season of lent, this biblical image repeats and resonates in a variety of ways. Moving now into a transition season in our familyContinue reading “Book Review: Lovers in the Wilderness”

Book Review: Samaritan Cookbook

The intersection of food and faith is always something that has interested me. My first foray into online writing was a food blog. After a few years of posting about recipes I was trying and working on the editorial team to assemble a heritage cookbook, I was in the process of dreaming and relaunching myContinue reading “Book Review: Samaritan Cookbook”