April 2010

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What's it like to have a sister with Down syndrome?

When I was pregnant with William, I thought a lot about what it would be like for him to have an older sister with Down syndrome. I thought about how "good it would have been" for me to have had a sibling with Downs. I assumed she would teach him things like patience, or to ...

God's Business and Our Success

"Has your book been successful?"

It's a question I get asked regularly these days when I tell strangers that I am a writer। And I'm never quite sure how to respond. I could say, "No. It has sold less than 2,000 copies," and that would be a true (although a bit of a conversation ...

Caught Between the Easter Bunny and the Empty Grave

The Easter bunny didn't visit our house yesterday, but we did eat chocolate eggs and drink some champagne. I have a new post at Christianity Today thinking through my responses to "American Easter" and "Christian Easter". It's called "Caught Between the Easter Bunny and the ...

Holy Saturday

It's a day of waiting. A day between the cross and the resurrection. The place many of us live most of the time.

My friend Ellen Painter Dollar has written a beautiful and profound essay exploring the reality of Easter hope in the midst of reasons to despair. I recommend it highly, ...

From Good Friday to Easter

"...faith comes and goes. It rises and falls like the tides of an invisible ocean. If it is presumptuous to think that faith will stay with you forever, it is just as presumptuous to think that unbelief will..." (Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being, 452).

Whenever people ask ...

Why I Need the Resurrection

I was asked to participate in another "Theoblogger challenge" on the website Patheos. The question I needed to answer, in 100 words or less, was "Why I Need the Resurrection."

Here's my answer:

Shower, breakfast, kids to school, myself to work, go running, make dinner, kids to ...

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