What I’m Reading–3 Top Picks for Summer

I hope you'll find some time to read just for fun this summer, just for the enjoyment, inspiration and beauty of words. Here are my 3 top picks to consider--Poetry, Biography and Fiction. Poetry--Poems to Learn by Heart, Caroline Kennedy, Editor I met Caroline Kennedy when she was in Seattle five years ago for April's annual [...]

On Writing & Connection–Elizabeth Goudge

"A book begins with falling in love. You lose your heart to a place, a house, an avenue of trees, or with a character who walks in and takes sudden and complete possession of you. Imagination glows, and there is the seed of your book." -Elizabeth Goudge, The Joy of the Snow, 1974 Squeezed into [...]

How to Make the Days Count {Celtic Advent}

Have you found that when God shows you something there are "sacred echoes" (as Margaret Feinberg calls them) everywhere? When I wrote "Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas" I shared with readers about observing the four Sundays of Advent to slow down the holiday season. Certainly nothing new; people have been doing this for hundreds of [...]

Less Can Really Be More This Season

Have you ever had to move house during the Christmas season? How much fun is that, eh? Several years ago our family participated in the journey to a new land during the holidays and I discovered something. It’s impossible to celebrate a “normal” Christmas when your living room is crowded with moving boxes. That wasn’t [...]