Author: Théa

Writer. Editor. Amateur librarian. Mom of a lot of awesome little girls.
The Plot Thickens

Have you ever walked a puppy through your neighborhood? It’s like being pregnant in a grocery store—people who never looked twice at you suddenly stop and make conversation. Neighbors you’ve passed on the sidewalk for […]

Courageous World Changers | Shirley Raye Redmond

“I love stories like this,” my ten-year-old said, holding up a biography she found at the library. “The ones where they have to overcome something.” And it seemed to me that most of history could […]

Great Expectations | Charles Dickens

“I couldn’t put it down.” “You won’t be able to put it down.” “It’s unputdownable!” I recently read our local bookstore’s monthly magazine, and the reviews were littered with phrases like this. This seems to […]

The Bright Light and the Super Scary Darkness | Dan DeWitt

Last week we took a trip to a tiny fishing town on the coast of Washington. That first night in our borrowed beach house, my husband and I settled the girls into bed and, once […]

Bible Games Central

Back when we homeschooled on purpose, games were a big part of our time together. I quickly learned that it is one thing to read about a subject, another thing to discuss it, and still […]

Jesus Rose for Me | Jared Kennedy

In the decade or so since we bought our house, I have planted many things: rhubarb, periwinkle, strawberries, summer after summer of vegetables, even a few forsythia bushes. But a few weeks ago, I planted […]

The Rabbit Room | “Grave 8-A”

Since I was a kid, our local cemetery has been one of my favorite places—eerie and beautiful, sodden with history and urban legends. I used to walk through it on my way to college; the […]

Resurrection iWitness | Doug Powell

When I was a senior in high school, a friend of mine started attending a Christian college just over the Canadian border. She came back jazzed, sparkling. “It is so exciting,” she tried to explain […]

Easter is Coming | Tama Fortner

I’m used to feeling like an oddball during Lent—fasting privately and aware, perhaps, of a few other friends from church who spend the weeks leading up to Easter forgoing good things and meditating on what […]

Risen Motherhood | Two Truths & a Lie About Motherhood After the Little Years

Yesterday morning, our youngest came out her bedroom looking equal parts thrilled and apprehensive, and announced, “I think I have a loose tooth!” I felt the tooth. It was so. Now, she’s been sporting a […]