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A Spiritual Curio

In my dreams I would have a dinner party, an Otherworldly one. The guest list----my spiritual heroes. I would pull out all the stops, even mastering the perfect chocolate soufflé to thank these illumined figures for opening my eyes, stretching my faith and inspiring my spiritual curiosity. Where would I...

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The Royal “Lying In”

  It was the royal tradition in the Middle Ages that a woman with child would commence her "royal lying in chamber," "take to her bed," or enter her "confinement" in the last two months of her pregnancy. (Today we call it bed rest!) If you have read or watched any...

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Gone Fishing!

We are headed out West to celebrate my mother in law's 70th birthday. There will be 13 children, 8 adults, and a poodle under one roof with the Grand Tetons as our glorious backdrop. We will fish, hike, float the Snake river, try our best to stay out of the...

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A Summer Read

It is with pleasure that I was invited to guest post today on the wildly popular literary blog, Bacon on the Bookshelf. Jennifer Puryear curates a smart and creative blog of all things celebrating the written word. You can relish reviews of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, cookbooks, and many other curious suggestions!...

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Matisse Cuts A New Destiny

I often wonder what it truly means to have faith? Is it the great act of holding onto God and never letting go, fierce like a pit bull, despite what life throws at us? Is faith simply a statement, "I believe," and that suffices? Or is it a lifetime of spiritual tête-à-tête's between...

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On My Bedside Table

Wouldn't you just love to know what books are living on people's bedside tables?! Not only for good ideas for the next trip to Parnassus Bookshop but also because it would allow us a peak into their life! Usually what we are reading says a lot about who we are,...

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Simple Life. Grand Soul.

I was introduced to Wendell Berry, the Southern farmer, poet, prophet, minister and saint by my friend Tallu. She read one of his poems in church years ago. It was such a gift to me. Like Thomas Merton, Berry's words are like illumined arrows that hit the bullseye of my...

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It’s on the tip of my tongue!

  What's happened to me? A fog has descended over my brain. I used to pride myself on my memory. I didn't forget a name, a face, or a phone number! Five years ago, if you had asked me the lead actress in the movie Circle of Friends, I would have...

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Thank you Bacon on The Bookshelf!

I cannot thank Jennifer Puryear and her fabulous blog, Bacon on the Bookshelf enough for writing such a generous review of my recent book, The Angel and the Raven! I highly recommend you checking out her blog for smart book reviews especially as Summer beach reading is upon us! http://bacononthebookshelf.wordpress.com  Savory picks for the free range reader Easter...

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A Prayer Journal

  If you are a fan of the great Southern author Flannery O'Connor and even if you aren't, you will relish the recently published book, The Prayer Journal. It is an exquisite collection of O'Connor's private prayers to God. Flannery O'Connor died tragically at the young age of 39 from Lupos, but...

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