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Smarter Every Day

Too many fires to put out today! So, sorry, another short post: a video from “Smarter Every Day:”

 

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Sometimes edgy gets on my nerves and annoys me

Short and to the point: sometimes I love novels about people who want to write who end up writing. It’s like a niche genre which writers write for other writers.

Corny? Sometimes. Fine by me. It’s encouraging!

I also love it when people in books just realize something and take steps to make things better.

I think too many contemporary books focus on scandal, shock, and turns. But I’m sure I’m not the only one to roll my eyes or just put the book down.

Edgy does not equal good. Or worth reading. Certainly not.

Thank you, Lord, for writers who simply encourage while writing beautifully.

Folks, write! Even if you aren’t daring, edgy, or in some way trendy!

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My Lenten Discipline Attempts

Ah, what to post for today. How about I ‘fess up to this: this year my Lenten discipline attempts are not going that well. Of course, what do I mean by “well”?

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Chirp for Audio Books

I’ve talked about BookBub here before. It’s great: a daily email showing either free or super discounted digital books. (HT to my awesome mother-in-law who introduced me to it!) Now, there’s a similar service called Chirp for audio books!

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I’m getting great responses and I’m so thankful for each and every one! Unfortunately, it looks like I need to take a little sick down time. I’ll get back to you eventually! 🙂 Meanwhile, happy reading & writing!

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Looking for Good Resources on Science

Today I’m looking for good resources on science. I don’t mean as a way to teach it to my kids, and I don’t mean to objectify or personify it. At the same time, I’m hoping for more than “faith and science” stuff. For example, I’ve had this thought—tell me if I’ve gone too far!

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Looking for Good Resources on Vocation

Calling all Lutherans! Calling all Lutherans! I’m looking for good resources on vocation for a project. All sorts of resources, digital or offline, books, articles, blog posts, speakers, etc!

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Something Beautiful

Ladies and gentlemen, I interrupt this week of blogging book releases to share just a little something beautiful. Last night at Ash Wednesday, two of my six children participated far more than usual. My five-year-old Michael did really well following along with the liturgy and readings. Even better, when he got lost, he was disappointed! He cared! But equally moving to me as a mother was that my newly-four-year-old Anastasia (we call her Tasy) participated in praying the litany! Now, don’t get me wrong, she said each line exactly after everyone else said it. 🙂 But the something beautiful is that our pastor allowed the time for her to do it. All of those “Have mercy”‘s melted my heart. 

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RIP A.L.S. Vossler

I am so sorry to report that fellow Lutheran author A.L.S. Vossler has gone to our Lord. 

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Our Car Accident

Hi everyone! Ned and I were in a rough car accident over the weekend, so I’m vanity blogging here for this entry to save myself having to retell and retell the story. 

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