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“What is Certain” | Deeply Rooted

“During these days at home, waiting, I bake aggressively. The smell of rising bread gives us a good change to look forward to, even as it gives us a measure of comfort and normalcy. We built […]

“To My Church on the Day It Dissolves” | Deeply Rooted

Last fall, our church of thirteen years dissolved. I wrote briefly (very briefly) about it here, but that acknowledgement only hints at how acutely I felt that dissolution. About a month passed between the first […]

5 Books on Church History for Kids (and Grown-Ups)

I wrote a post about great (sometimes pop-up) church history books for Deeply Rooted. It boasts a few books that you know well and a few you haven’t met yet, and I think you’ll really like like […]

“The Savior and the Saved” | Deeply Rooted

“On Easter Sunday when I was 17, one thought appeared unbidden and would not be chased away: Maybe I’ll pray this morning. I attended church only by parental decree. I wore knee-high Doc Martens and […]

“To Dust You Shall Return” | Deeply Rooted

“Ash Wednesday admits the dark into an otherwise well-lit space. We dim the lights—no, we shut them off. And in their place, we light candles, but around the candles’ contained glow is shadow. That shadow […]

“Songs for Saplings: An Interview (and Giveaway!)” | Deeply Rooted

I have gone on and on at length here about Dana Dirksen and Songs for Saplings, and now I’ve been given the opportunity to go on at length about her music somewhere else: today on the Deeply […]

“Q&A with Gloria Furman” | Deeply Rooted

I had the privilege of interviewing Gloria Furman, author of Glimpses of Grace and Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are Full (among others), for the Deeply Rooted blog! While writing a review of Glimpses of Grace and preparing to interview her, […]

“A Letter to My Daughter About Beauty” | Deeply Rooted

Some essays start as a note scribbled in the margin of my grocery list; others arrive as a complete draft, written swiftly and sloppily on the pages of my composition book. But a few begin […]

“At the Threshold of the Day” | Deeply Rooted

This week—the last week of my summer vacation—I get to share my favorite post from elsewhere with you (favorite, because I’m hugely biased and not at all humble). You see, Deeply Rooted has accepted a handful […]