Tag: deeply rooted

“Through the Waters” | Deeply Rooted

“I had read books about childbirth, books that described contractions as “waves”—manageable ones, if you had the right attitude—and birth as a warm, glowy experience best concluded with champagne. But when I went into labor […]

“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 […]

“In the Beginning” | Deeply Rooted

“When we tell the Christmas story, we often begin like this: ‘Once, there was a girl named Mary.’ Or ‘Once upon a time in a manger.’ Even the gospels open with things that happened here […]

Great Joy | Kate DiCamillo

Let’s appreciate, for a moment, the behind-the-scenes people who make books possible. Editors, art directors, publishers, agents—I don’t know exactly what you all do, but books like Great Joy make me glad that you do it. […]

“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 […]

“The Christ Candle” | Deeply Rooted

“The stable falls silent and then—a cry. The thin cry of an infant, so welcome to waiting parents, to a laboring mother, who breathes a sigh of relief and falls back on her improvised pillow, […]

“The Candle of Prophecy” | Deeply Rooted

Advent usually sneaks up on me, stealthy in its own way, but this year I got the jump on it. I have a writing deadline to thank for that. Some writers work well under pressure, but I don’t. […]

Deeply Rooted Magazine | Issue 7: Legacy

Long before we had children, I stayed up late, dragged my husband and guitar into seedy downtown venues, and serenaded strangers over their pints of beer. The story of what music meant to me then, […]

“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, […]