The Hardest Part is Waking

By | December 8th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Books, Poetry|

One of my favorite writers, Kelly Chripczuk, has a new book of poems out called Between Heaven and Earth. What  I love most about Kelly's writing shines through in these poems - her honesty, her awareness, and her determination to pull the sliver of good out of every situation. You [...]

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A Book I’m Writing That I Haven’t Told You About Yet

By | November 29th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Books, Courageous People of Lancaster|

Photo by Himesh Kumar Behera via Unsplash There's a book I'm writing that I haven't told you much about. I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you the title yet, so I'll keep quiet on that for now (although I love the title Revell came up with). [...]

A Bed on the Couch: The Grace of Rest

By | November 14th, 2017|Books, On Writing|

Today's post is brought to you by my good friend Andi Cumbo-Floyd in celebration of the release of her book, Love Letters to Writers. When I would get sick as a child, Mom would make a bed for me on the couch: my pillow, my favorite blanket, a rare treat [...]

Glory

By | October 31st, 2017|Books|

I love introducing you to my writer friends who are bringing beautiful, important books into the world. This book is by my friend Kaitlin Curtice, and it's one you'll want to check out. Kaitlin is a fantastic writer and a wonderful person, and I'm honored to have her writing here [...]

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Twelve Books (Besides Mine) You Should Be Reading

By | September 5th, 2017|Books, Fiction|

Today is the day. My novel, The Day the Angels Fell, officially releases to the world. You will probably find me in my study today, alternating between elated, anxious, happy, sick to my stomach, and hopeful. Or all at the same time. In any case, I hope you'll take the [...]

Exit Through the Wilderness

By | July 10th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Books|

Photo by Freddie Marriage via Unsplash Check out this guest post by my friend Zach Hoag, and then go buy his book, The Light is Winning, a book "for anyone who is anxious about the future of the church and their place in it." * * * * [...]

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Glimpses of Eden at a Funeral

By | July 6th, 2017|A Contemplative Life, Books, Courageous People of Lancaster|

There are a few really good souls in this world, and Caleb Wilde is one of them. We met a few years ago when he won a writing contest I held on my blog and, in lieu of the reward, he asked for coffee with me. Nice guy, right? I [...]

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