My Annual Suffering Inoculation

The summer after I turned 30 I was stung by a couple of yellow jackets. And ended up in the emergency room with full-blown anaphylaxis. After seven years of allergy shots my doctor decreed that my resistance was, “as good as it gets.” Turns out they don’t give you a card that says, “CURED.” So,Continue reading “My Annual Suffering Inoculation”

How to Celebrate the Lenten Season

Okay, so not many folks think of Lent, which starts this Wednesday, as a┬ácelebration. This is, after all, a serious time when we’re meant to reflect, repent, and ponder Christ’s sacrifice for us. But I love Lent and, for me, it’s a somber celebration. I relish the notion of having a time set aside toContinue reading “How to Celebrate the Lenten Season”

Praying with Jane (Austen)

How could I resist? I was offered an opportunity to be part of the launch team for Rachel Dodge‘s new devotional Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen.┬áSign me up! I’ve read and reread all of Austen’s novels and while I was vaguely aware that her father was a clergyman itContinue reading “Praying with Jane (Austen)”