Archive | June, 2012

Giveaway winner

The winner of the drawing for a copy The Pursuit of Lucy Banning is Becky Doughty! Congratulations.

Around the ’Hood

Olivia Newport Prairie Avenue

Last week my brother posted on Facebook that he thought he had been in the Banning ’hood. That made me smile. The setting for my story The Pursuit of Lucy Banning is a real place! Three years ago about this time, I was in Chicago and saw Prairie Avenue for the first time. The Glessner […]

Why You Matter to the Spiritual Formation of a Baby

Olivia Newport baby's toy

I knew the baby was behind me and to the left. I was supposed to be looking forward. It was church. The pastor was preaching. Pay attention! But those tiny sucking noises. The little pop when the pacifier breaks suction. The coo that probably came in response to a young mother making a slightly silly […]

Mama Says #34

Mama Says #34

When my mom and my brother moved into a house together in Florida, my brother built a big wall unit. In the middle of it was a big empty space. Then he patiently waited  for the day Mom said, “Let’s buy a big-screen TV to put in that spot.” Sneaky, eh? Sometimes when I call […]