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Pause and Remember

If you follow my author page on Facebook, you can see that I’m working on some new things for my website, including a store. I’ll try to have the kinks worked out and blog about it sometime this week. Meanwhile, I’d like to pause and remember Rev. Herman Otten, who joined the Church Triumphant this past week.

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Breaking a little longer

Hang with me, guys. I’m not leaving the blog for good—I promise! I even have ideas sketched out to blog daily (M-F) once I’m back. 

But it sure looks like I let things get piled up. And, I have a few bigger projects I want to work up. 

I hope I’m not leaving you hanging or that this hiatus is bad timing. I’m still rooting for you, Lutheran authors in general, and Lutheran content!! But a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.

More to the point, however, I think everything in my life will run a little smoother if I can go ahead and wrap some stuff up. But time can’t come from nowhere.

Signing off for probably another few days or a week at the most. 🙂

(At least this isn’t an existential crisis!)

Affectionately,

Mary

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Upcoming Senkbeil Book

I’m so excited! Rev. Dr. Harold Senkbeil is coming out with a new book, The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart, due to be released June 26th! 

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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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