The good life

What we were doing around this time in 2003.

This week Joe and I celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary. We also found out recently that we’re expecting baby number six! (For those of you who need a refresher, we have an eight-year-old boy, and four girls ages 6, 5, 3, and 15 months.) We’re so busy and tired, I’m not sure if we’ll even… [Continue Reading]

The Antagonist

When I sat down to write this final draft of my bo, I felt like I knew a lot about story. My three boshelves jammed with tomes about the craft of storytelling were a testament to how much I’d learned about the subject over the past few years. And so as I set out to… [Continue Reading]

Rock the present moment

One of the topics I’ve struggled with since the beginning of my conversion is the role of ambition in the Christian life. I have an odd personality type that could be described as “mostly extremely lazy, with occasional flashes of Type A behavior.” In other words, by default I sit on the couch and do… [Continue Reading]