December 2009

Despite the Christmas vacation away from my computer screen, I’ve followed a bit of the blog banter around Andrew Jones’ (aka Tall Skinny Kiwi) blog post declaring the end-date of the Emerging Church Movement.  What I say below is in no means a way to throw criticism back in Andrew’s…

Thanks to everyone who has emailed me and left comments to nominate people for the Advent book giveaway!  After careful consideration, drumroll please…the winner is… Tia Lynn! One of the reasons I wrote this book was to give people a hopeful and life-giving perspective on what it means to follow…

There is nothing that makes me more weepy than a children’s Christmas program…and that’s saying a lot, because I’m not that person who cries at movies or heartstring-pulling commercials, or at much of anything, really.  But give me two minutes in a chapel filled with children singing Christmas songs and…

Happy Advent, everyone!  As it’s Advent, I’m in a particularly festive mood, and I’d like to celebrate by giving away a free copy of my book.  But of course, it wouldn’t be fun just to give it away without any fanfare.  It’s Advent, after all- the season of angels blurting…

Every year from Thanksgiving to Epiphany, my husband listens to nothing but Christmas music.  I will get into my car and find the presets to a Christmas music station.  The minute he steps in the door after work, he turns it on- this year using some app through his iPhone…

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