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On the Road: The Psalms of Ascent

Studies in Psalms 120-134,  a set of pilgrimage songs.

Wayside Stops

Reflections prompted by life circumstances.

Holding the Flashlight

Assorted tips and helps for Bible study.

The Book of Daniel

Studies in Daniel 1-7 . . . where my blog began!

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Psalm 121: Helpful Help

Psalm 121: Helpful Help

Not all help is created equal. You know this if you’ve ever had a toddler “help” you with something. For several years, I was my parents’ computer “help.” When I visited from out of state, they’d greet me with a list of computer woes to fix. Computer technician that...

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Psalm 121–Roadside Reflection

Psalm 121–Roadside Reflection

The second post for each song of ascent features a video devotional from the Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church in Stephenville, Texas. These videos were a weekly devotional series during the 13 months that the church’s music ministry was apart during the...

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Psalm 121–First Steps

Psalm 121–First Steps

For the next several weeks, we're back to the Psalms of Ascent. The next psalm is one of the best-known and well-loved psalms in the entire collection! The first post for each song consists of my translation (typically) and a song that helps me remember the words of...

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T plus One Week

T plus One Week

Every Road Goes Somewhere launched a week ago today. I've been a bit too occupied for blogging - so today's post is an excerpt from a Goodreads review: "Throughout her memoir, Wendy Widder makes her life available to the reader in such a way that her story becomes...

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Launch Day!

Launch Day!

My new book, Every Road Goes Somewhere: A Memoir about Calling, launches today! It is available as paperback or ebook through Amazon,* Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, my website (paperback only), and anywhere you like to order books—a brick-n-mortar store can...

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It’s Going to Be Okay

It’s Going to Be Okay

My new book is releasing November 1...just one week from today, but it's available for preorder* NOW!). Below is an excerpt from chapter 9, "The Avalanche." When another round of candidating for a teaching position came up empty, I gave up job hunting for Lent and...

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Coming Unglued

Coming Unglued

My new book is releasing November 1 (and available for preorder* NOW!). Below is an excerpt from chapter 6, "The Switchbacks." A few weeks after my seminary graduation, I spent a day at Mackinac Island with a friend, and we had a perfect day. As it turned out, that...

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Picking My Way Forward

Picking My Way Forward

My new book is releasing November 1—just 21 days from now! I’m blogging samples of it for the next few weeks. I was beginning to feel like God’s plan for my life was a goalpost that kept moving. First, he had led me into the elementary classroom. Then he took me out...

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The Unmarked Trail

The Unmarked Trail

My new book is releasing November 1—just 28 days from now! I'm blogging samples of it for the next several weeks. It was August of 1999, and I was a late-twenty-something whose life was not going according to plan. There was no spouse, and no prospects were in view....

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