Sometimes I have bouts of insomnia. During one such night, I thought about reading and how wonderful it is. And, it occurred to me that reading is like another place to me. A reading place.
Do you follow author newsletters? Let me know any of your favorites. Right now I’m cutting back to mostly Lutheran authors as you guys are keeping me plenty busy! 😉 Thankfully, Lutheran author Rachel Kovaciny included a charming free story, Blizzard at Three Bears Lake, in her latest!
You know how you aren’t supposed to say certain things? I don’t mean cuss words. I mean that there are all these people who want you to live a life by law: do this, that, and the other, and then you’ll be a real writer. Want to know what real Lutheran writing is? Writing from the Gospel.
Ok. So I’ve got four reviews to post, presumably over the next two and a half weeks. (Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to review. You understood.) Anyway, what I want to talk about now is the irrational fear of typing up notes. 🙂
I hate how often my email subscriptions ask me for input. I honestly try to avoid doing so, but New Year’s Day? Now’s a time for little odds and ends. So, a favor?
Do I need to give a rationale to explain why I think it’s ok to celebrate Advent as New Years, but not have resolutions or goals until January 1st? Here you go, along with my tentative hopefully-non-legalistic goals.
Merry Christmas as we continue through the Twelve Days! Today’s post offers another Hat Tip to Rev. Mark Preus for reminding me about Praetorius and this Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning.
Merry Christmas! Today I have a real treat for you: a Christmas hymn by Mark Preus. He hadn’t settled on a tune for it yet, but on his Facebook page was accepting suggestions. At the end of the Christmas poem, you can see the hymn tune suggestion he liked the most. 🙂
Hey! There’s a great free book on kindle for your kids right now, written by a Lutheran! Remember last summer when I reviewed A Hero’s Curse? (That review is here, btw.) I sure enjoyed it and now you and your family can too, and so easily! Written for middle schoolers, but clean enough for younger (strong) readers, while being interesting enough for YA and young at heart. 🙂