Just about a year ago my little family and I were packing up to move to Flagstaff. I was juggling getting our life in order to move to another state, rushing to final Drs and dentists visits in between transferring documents, packing our apartment and trying to spend every extra waking moment with my friends and family. My emotions were raw. In the midst of it though I knew that we were doing the right thing. As hard as it was I knew this was our next step.Read More
I am a die-hard verse by verse Bible reader. My church tradition of the last 20 or so years has been one that makes this type of teaching and reading a distinctive, and in my mind, that made it the right way. Oh sure, there are other good ways, but this, this is the RIGHT way.Read More
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All done? Good. Since you are a subscriber to a literary blog, your vacation packing will almost certainly include packing a book or two. But what if you could leave your books or e-reader at home because your vacation destination was a bookstore?Read More
Recently my mom purchased my daughter and I matching necklaces, simple gold chains adorned with a crystal pendent. While most would look at these pieces as cute and trendy minimalist inspired jewelry, they meant much more to my daughter and I. Not just because they were from our beloved Gigi and fellow Lady of Lit but because of what they were meant to remind me of.Read More
Sometimes you read something and you realize that even though what you read is an obvious truth, it now resonates with your soul as if you never heard it before. I sort of love and hate that, in one way it makes me feel the thrill of discovery and illumination, in another way I feel a little flush of shame as if I’ve missed something. In reality, all I’ve done is uncovered a mystery.
When you and I think of a mystery, we think of things like Agatha Christie novels, Sherlock and why anyone thinks reptiles make good pets. Maybe I only think that last one. We think of a mystery as something to figure out, something to discover, and something that cannot be explained. It is something hidden, and hidden from us like a secret. A mystery is a challenge to us to unravel.Read More