Monthly Archives: May 2017

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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An artist when I grow up

My five year old came up to me recently with a big declaration: “I want to be an artist when I grow up!”

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Helicopter Pilot

I’ve got another writing idea to share. This time it is for a novel! I’m learning toward a medically-related field of vocation like a helicopter pilot, because of a great theological angle . . .

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CPH Spring Warehouse Sale

CPH Spring Warehouse Sale! And, be sure to check out the Not-Quite-Perfect (NQP) section. There are novels there!

Anyone know when Katie Schuermann’s next book comes out? That’s got to be soon.

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Another Thomas Thought

I know, the doubting Thomas reading is behind us now in the lectionary. Still, I think about him, and here is my latest thought: Thomas came to faith through the flesh of Jesus, and so do we. We aren’t baptized only into Spirit. We are baptized into the life, death, and resurrection of Christ, whose heart still beats!

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curriculum vitae

Howdy. Do you know about curricula vitae/curriculum vitae/CV? We could describe it as an academic’s resume. It’s an overview of a person’s education, writing, presentations, etc. There are samples online if you’d like to write one.

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