Lent, Day 3

Lent began Ash Wednesday.  I guess this makes it Lent: Day 3. I told myself that for Lent, I would attempt to build a quiet life — or rather rebuild one. I’ve been trying to rebuild a place of quiet back into my life. In fact, I began seeing a spiritual director…

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Disquiet Time

I came of age in my Christian faith during the 1980s. I grew up with faith, but in college and beyond I made it personal and active. And formulaic. Like the way everyone wore “Miami Vice” colors in the 1980s, every Christian college-age kid was encouraged to join a bible…

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A Snigger and a Sword

I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of satirizing my experiences in various church denominations. I chronicled them in a memoir. Many people contacted me who had experienced the same frustration or trauma. There was a kind of camaraderie: comparing our wounds, knowing we are not alone, hoping that there…

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New Amish Fiction

Amish Fiction is the new Harlequin romance novel for nice ladies. I’ve seen bookstores in the midwest with entire aisles devoted to the books. I’ve been thinking on how to capitalize on it, and this book idea came to me. What do you think? 

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