Good and “More Good”

Good and “More Good”

Tomorrow morning, I will enjoy the luxury of no alarm clock. It’s Saturday. At some sleepy point, I’ll hear one of the happiest wake-up calls in the world—the coffee maker. It will finish spewing and brewing, and my husband will head down the hall to get me a cupful...

Mastering the Mess

A recent Google Doodle reminded me that my childhood is even further away than I thought. The doodle commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, which was brand-spankin’ new when I was, um, in grade school. The puzzle entertained my classmates and me for...
Living Whole – Then and Now

Living Whole – Then and Now

On a late May day fourteen years ago, my mom called the school office with an urgent message. At the time, I was finishing up my second and last year of teaching a specialty program for gifted and talented elementary students, and since my job for the year was nearly...

My Most Unlikely Date

It wasn’t my most memorable date (that would require something worse than puking or better than a limo), but it was my most unlikely date. After three failed attempts to find company for a friend’s swing band concert, I was about to give up and just stay home. Then,...
A New Edition!

A New Edition!

It’s not available until sometime next spring, but a new edition of Living Whole is in the works and can be pre-ordered now. Here is the preface to the new edition: Writing this book changed my life. I suppose some people who have been changed by writing a book...

Battling Bad Theology

When I was twenty-something and single, I received all sorts of “encouragement” about my marital status from well-meaning family and friends. They’d say things like… God has someone wonderful for you. You just wait—your day is coming. You’ll make somebody a perfect...