Monthly Archives: May 2017

Summer Reading Suggestions?

Hello. Would there be any interest in me putting together suggestions for summer reading? It’d be Lutheran stuff since that’s thematic to my blog, although I may post my own random list including non-Lutherans, too. For now, though, could you recommend some summer reading suggestions for me?

Anything! Lutheran or non-Lutheran. One never knows when someone finds a rare jewel of a book or even just a surprisingly pleasant way to while away the time. 🙂 I’m up for anything. Except, you know, guaranteeing I’ll read it!

Also, do you want to know what I hope to read and review this summer? I know some people post that in advance, though I don’t consider this blog to be a book review blog especially.

Let me know. Happy reading and happy writing!

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Book Cover Giveaway

Hello! How do you feel about free books? Ok, that was the easy question. How do you feel about Facebook video posts? You see, it seems to me, one might accidentally see my face if I did that. 😉 Still, should I give it a try sometime?

Anyway, below is a link to a Facebook video post in which Rev. Tyrel Bramwell hosts a book cover giveaway. Want to win a free copy of The Gift and the DefenderI think you do! 🙂

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Drink Deeply

I don’t know many of the women who write Bible studies for CPH these days. I’m not sure why. It could be connected to them often being pastors’ wives spread out all over the country! Anyway, I’ve met Deb Burma briefly. She lead a retreat for the Oklahoma District Pastors’ Wives, where we had some pleasant chats. She has written a number of other books since then, and now she has another book coming out! Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply: Receive God’s Overflowing Gifts  is available for preordering.

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Preorder The Harvest Raise

Katie Schuermann‘s final book (I think?) of the Anthems of Zion series, The Harvest Raiseis now available for preordering! And, we should note, CPH has a few additional reasons to order through them for the occasion.

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Lay-Friendly Theological Writers

Yesterday’s review got me thinking. We should have a “Lay-Friendly Theological Writer” section on my Living Lutheran Author page. Continue reading

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Reading Romans with Luther

I know I’m more likely to announce a new release than review one, but a few more reviews are heading your way. I love spring reading. Hmm, perhaps January onward reading that relaxes me from the holidays while fostering whatever I may need at any given time: catharsis, energy, focus, relaxation, or plain old imagination time! Today’s review is on a fairly recent CPH release, Reading Romans with Luther by R. J. Grunewald.  Continue reading

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Dear Mother

Look what I got in the mail! Dear Mother, a set of devotions for new mothers commissioned by LWML, is now in print. I think it will be available for purchase at the LWML National Convention this summer in Albuquerque. Then at LWML vendor tables after that. 🙂

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Medicine for the Soul

Sometimes I have poetry ideas, taking novel approaches to important religious things and then twisting it in an unexpected way at the end. For instance, my latest: comparing the Lord’s Supper, the medicine of our soul, to medicine that children seek out.

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Binge Reading

Maybe this is a dumb question, but what’s the reading equivalent of binge-watching? Perhaps waiting to read a series until it’s been finished? My underlying question, though, is what does it take to satiate our entertainment appetite once it’s used to intense saturation? I plowed through three separate novels this weekend and it felt pretty good. Still, I find myself itching for another binge reading session. Hmm.

In the meantime, I’ll remember that reading time isn’t antithetical to writing time. It just feels like it! But we’re Lutheran—we know our feelings can be wrong or misinterpreted. Here’s hoping I pay attention to my vocations. I shouldn’t get lost in binge reading!!

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Prayer Request

May I make a prayer request? I recently found out our town librarian/ library director died suddenly.

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