Category: Writing

“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 […]

“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 Shepherd’s Candle” | Deeply Rooted

Some veins in Scripture get richer the deeper you dig. This week, I had the privilege of writing about “The Shepherd’s Candle” for Deeply Rooted, and I found myself well into a vein of imagery so rich […]

“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, […]

“Reading Lessons” | Story Warren

This past week, while I was exploring the Washington Coast with my family and ignoring the internet, my poem “Reading Lessons” appeared on the most wonderful Story Warren. As always, their blog is worth a long perusal, […]

Interlude

There are days when the book reviews come easily, like champagne from an unstopped bottle or—perhaps more fitting to my stage of life—like milk from a toppled glass. And there are days when midsummer sends my thoughts lumbering […]