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“Reading Lessons”

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, preferably with a warm beverage in hand.

Deeply Rooted Magazine, Issue 6: Summer | Little Book, Big Story

Also, Deeply Rooted announced that they shall henceforth offer free previews of their issues online! My review of Gloria Furman’s book, Glimpses of Grace, is part of the preview for the most recent issue, alongside Mandalyn Renicker‘s article “Seeing Life Like Lewis,” Brian Sauve’s “Marriage Makes,” Lindsay Cournia‘s “Put on Love,” and more.

You can read more about why Deeply Rooted has decided to offer these previews here, and you can preview the issue itself here.

“Glimpses of Grace (Review)”

When you’re assigned a book review for the book that you’re currently reading, you know you’re the right girl for the job. Or you know that the book is the right book for the job. Or that—never mind. What I’m trying to say is that I had the privilege of reviewing Gloria Furman’s book, Glimpses of Grace, for the summer issue of Deeply Rooted. (Of lesser importance is the fact that I got to use the word “rhinoceri” in the review.)

Glimpses of Grace, by Gloria Furman (a review in Deeply Rooted) | Little Book, Big Story

You can order the new issue here. And you can preview it for free here!

Deeply Rooted Magazine
Issue 6: Light (Summer 2015)

Glimpses of Grace
Gloria Furman (2013)

“A Letter to My Daughter About Beauty”

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 as entries in the notebooks I keep for my daughters, like the essay that appeared on the Deeply Rooted blog yesterday.

A Letter to My Daughter About Beauty (Thea Rosenburg on the Deeply Rooted blog) | Little Book, Big Story

There are certain things that I wish I could tell you, but I suspect that they are the sort of things that you will have to learn for yourself—the sort of lessons that stick better when they come after years of struggle. Perhaps there is something in the struggle that is important, I don’t know. But here is one of them: you are beautiful.

And so on.

I’m so happy that the post went up on Mother’s Day, because that is the day I became a mom—the day that my first daughter was born. We’re celebrating her birthday today with two dozen mint chocolate cupcakes that we can’t take to school because she’s home sick with a fever, so if you want a cupcake and don’t mind risking a fever, you know who to visit. But if you’d rather not risk the fever and still want something sweet, then the essay is probably a safer bet.

You can read the full post here.

Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life

As I write, it is 8:46 pm, and someone’s child is having a meltdown outside. Earlier today, it was my child wailing in the front yard (first one, then another, and eventually all three—for three entirely different reasons), so it was a good day for the mailman to hand me a box from Deeply Rooted.

Of course, I was delighted to get the magazine itself, but the first thing I did was—and this is predictable, if not terribly modest—flip to page 106, where I found this:

Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life | Little Book, Big Story

I labored over this essay. It changed shape again and again, as what I thought was a story about a neat gift idea morphed into a braided essay about my daughter’s stay in the NICU, my good friend Jessie, and a gift from her that came right when it was needed. I loved working on this essay, in part because I love telling stories and in part because, this time, I had a particular story to tell, one that snuck up on me as I was writing and yanked the reins out of my hands.

I wrote most of it while in my pajamas, between five and seven in the morning. Many cups of Earl Grey tea went cold while I wrote; a bunch of mornings dawned. But eventually, I finished the essay and sent it in to the editors, who combed down a few flyaway phrases before sending it on to the artists.

Do you see that? Do you see how beautiful those illustrations are?

Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life | Little Book, Big Story

love this magazine.

What else can I say about Deeply Rooted that I haven’t already said on this blog? It’s well-made, well-written, and beautiful to behold. If you like this blog, you will probably love it. This issue—the first anniversary issue—addresses theology proper, apologetics, and the fleetingness of life. It contains a verse-by-verse break down of Psalm 1, as well as a moving essay by Jen Wilkin (you know how I feel about her) about broken homes and geraniums.

Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life | Little Book, Big Story
Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life | Little Book, Big Story
Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life | Little Book, Big Story

Also, some of you have asked in the past if Deeply Rooted offers a subscription service and the answer for the longest time was no, but starting with this new issue, you will be able to subscribe to the magazine at 10% less than full price. (Yay!) So, if you’d like to order this brand new Spring issue, you have two options: pre-order the Spring issue, or subscribe to receive it and all forthcoming issues.

Deeply Rooted, Issue 5: Life | Little Book, Big Story

Deeply Rooted Magazine
Issue 5: Life (Spring 2015)

“How I Learned to Love Love Stories”

It used to be that mysteries and love stories were my two least favorite forms of fiction. But Flavia de Luce and Sherlock Holmes won me over to mysteries, just as—well. If you’d like to read about the authors and characters that won me over to love stories, you can read my new piece, “How I Learned to Love Love Stories,” on the Deeply Rooted blog.

"How I Learned to Love Love Stories," on the Deeply Rooted blog | Little Book, Big Story

And while I’m sending you off to other sites, have you listened to Sarah McKenzie’s podcast, Read Aloud Revival? If you connect with anything on my blog at all, you’ll love it!