Advent: A Jesus Who Breaks My Paradigms

Do you ever forget how radical Jesus is? I do. Sometimes I forget what it really means that He came to bring an amazing, right-side-up kingdom into a broken, upside-down world. But yesterday, in Luke 6, I had an encounter with the radical Jesus. And he broke my paradigms…

Project Update – NaNoWriMo Aftermath

Aftermath. Yep. That’s the word. Like when some life-altering cataclysm hits, and you wake up lying in the dirt, blinking numbly around at the altered landscape and wondering what just happened. That’s how it felt to wobble up out of my writing cave once December finally arrived. I know it’s been an outrageously long time …….Read More

– Holidays on the Other Side of the Pond

So… I’m American. I’m used to American holidays. American traditions. American Santa-Claus. American eggnog. American outlook on life in general. But for months now I’ve been learning about English culture. And it’s amazing how much difference there can be between two groups of people who not only speak the same language, but actually used to be part of …….Read More

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Unless…

…Unless you’re an author who suddenly finds her writing schedule being trampled, pell-mell, by Christmas parties, Christmas symphonies, Christmas-tree hunting, Christmas cookie baking, Christmas light-hanging, Christmas shopping trips, Christmas ornament swaps, and Christmas, Christmas, C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Now don’t misunderstand me. I LOVE Christmas. But I also love writing. And apparently, the two don’t mix very well. …….Read More