Category Thinking

In the Raw Grief Edition – What no one told me about the process of dying

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Our culture doesn’t like to face the idea of death – it means loss, pain and grief. No one wants to think about it but we will all face it.

In the Raw: What I know

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If we truly believe God is sovereign… what does that mean in this situation? This moment in history?

Theological Thursdays – Lent… & COVID-19

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It seems today has been hijacked by COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus.

2019 Kids Book Gift List

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Stuck on gifts for the kid readers in your life? Check out my 2019 Kids Book Gift List!

Wednesday Wars, Shakespeare and You

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I was dumbfounded how a middle grade novel could so accurately depict raw grief.

Review: Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker

From the Back Cover: When Cohen Marah steps over his father’s body in the basement embalming room of the family’s funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. Over the next week, Cohen’s… Continue Reading →

In the Raw: Continuing the Fight

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From taps… “all is well, safely rest, God is nigh” to the flag slowly folded and presented… “on behalf of the President of the United States and a grateful nation” to my veteran father-in-law… I was barely controlling my emotion.

Review: All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

From the Back Cover: After Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let… Continue Reading →

In the Raw: Planners are like Underwear.

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Does keeping track of goals feel like a prison cell? Read on to find out how planners are like underwear. 🙂

Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton

Technically, I shouldn’t have picked it up from the Express shelf at the library. I still hadn’t read the book club selection yet for next week – “but it’s a Kate Morton!” I argued with myself. I can still remember her Secret Keeper twist blowing my mind and regardless of my TBR tower, I couldn’t wait to dive in.

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