Monthly Archives: April 2017

Good Friday 2017

“What language shall I borrow
To thank Thee, dearest Friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever!
And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never,
Outlive my love for Thee.” 

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded,” stanza 8
by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676

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Big Dreams

I’m still taking a blogging break for Holy Week, but if I can share something to this blog’s Facebook page, surely I can share it here, too. Right? So this one is for all of us mommy writers who sometimes struggle with our big dreams.

Big dreams, small businesses, and motherhood

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Friendly Reminder

Here’s a friendly reminder to check out the growing list of Living Lutheran Authors and Lutheran resources!

Holy Week is almost upon us!!! Also, remember to offer feedback before Easter if you’ve had time to go through the thirty-day devotional regarding marriage.

I may or may not post during Holy Week, just so you know.

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Ruth Chinery and “Out of the Woods”

Let’s talk about something perfectly charming: a Lutheran eighth grader has published her first book! Out of the Woods looks like a charming read about an eleven year old who runs into the woods with her twin brother and gets lost. According to the back of the book, Ruth Chinery completed her first draft in fifth grade and now, five drafts and three years later, it’s published. Way to go! I may be a stranger, but I am so proud of your tenacity! That’s the way to do it: get it down, spend the time and energy, and then hold that book in your hands!

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That Which I Ought

That which I ought to write, that I do not write. That which I ought to read, that I do not read. Will pleasure reading always be a pull away from project-related reading? Is this a lifelong condition or one I will grow out of?

If you are stalling out mid-project, this post is for you.

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Commemoration of St. Ambrose

Today is the commemoration of Ambrose, whose writing remains on our lips. Thank you, Lord, for Ambrose and for all who have served you with words and hymnody.

Commemoration of St. Ambrose of Milan, Pastor and Hymn writer, +397

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Devotions for New Mothers

Writing is a funny business. It can be so intense, yet involve so much waiting! Imagine my delight, then, when I received an image of the approved cover for a project that only recently passed doctrinal review! Yay!

LWML asked me to write Dear Mother: Devotions for New Mothers, and it looks like its making steady progress, entirely out of my hands.

Out of my hands: just the way I like it!

Ok, some times.

I’ll tell you more when it becomes available, but basically it’s a short, pocket devotional with little letters offering some Titus 2 comfort. The kind of thing you can pick up from an LWML gift table and share with new mothers in your congregation or other circles.

Happy writing, happy waiting, and happy waiting some more! And, I wish you those happy moments when you realize projects are making progress even out of sight.


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