Christianity

The Fruit of My Writing Labor

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This week has been full of writing! It’s just not been writing here at The Patch. Check out what I’ve been working on over at Christ and Pop Culture this week: Reading Through “Half the Church,” Part 1: The Gospel Is Bigger Than We Think Mixed Signals: I Am Not…

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Metal Cows and Other Idols

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It’s Day 22 of the 100-day reading challenge I’m participating in with the gals from my church. Together, we’re following the E100 reading plan featuring 100 essential passages in the Bible. And we’re almost a quarter of the way through! I’ve loved it so far. I feel a sense of…

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Beach Retreat Reading Synopsis

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My time at Beach Retreat 2011 is winding down. [sigh] A week of rest, reading, and fellowship has filled my heart full. The Scripture I’ve pondered, the books I’ve read, the conversations I’ve had—all these will likely toss about in me for weeks to come so that the end result…

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Enchantment Leads to Great Delight

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It’s all about mindset. That’s what I’m thinking after reading chapters 1 and 2 of Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions for the High Calling Blogs book club. Mindset is defined in the Oxford American Dictionary as “the established set of attitudes held by someone.”…

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What Is a Beach Retreat?

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Today is Day 1 of my beach retreat. I cannot tell you how excited I am! I was teary on the plane with gratitude for God’s goodness to me, that I have the blessing of such an experience with two dear friends. What exactly is a beach retreat, you may…

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Little Things Really Do Mean a Lot

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The daily things of life can seem rather small. Paperwork, laundry, dishes, errands . . . these are not tasks of earth-shattering importance. Or are they? Common things such as these only seem small until you add them together. Then the small things gain some weight and girth, perhaps even…

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