All posts for the month October, 2015


Some of you might have noticed how sporadic my postings are lately.  I’ve missed several weekly posts and even missed Simmer Starters two weeks running! The truth is, I’m strung out.  I have so many commitments and responsibilities that my mind is boggled just thinking about it.  Not to mention the four crazy adorable children I […]

Simmer Starters – October 19, 2015

I’m so sorry this is several days late!!  I have loads of links to share with you. Porn and Worship: A Look at Emotionalism in the Church (Zach Bartels) – Great article, countering something I’ve been thinking about for awhile now…the tendency of conservative Reformed churches to look skeptically on emotion.  “Just as porn doesn’t change […]


I’m usually kind of timid about sharing about my work now that I’m an adult. (But what if people think I’m a showoff? Eeep!) And I’m even more timid about sharing my old, amateur artwork. *gulp* But just for once I am going to shout, “Who cares! I LOVE MY BOOK and I’m going to […]

Simmer Starters – October 10, 2015

Carole McDonnell on Story Evangelism (Speculative Faith) – I am loving the #StoryEvangelism series at SpecFaith!  This was a particularly thought provoking piece with a lot of gems to mull over.  “As artists, Christians are so aware of a Christian creative tradition (Lewis, the Arthurian Cycle, and Tolkien, for instance) and so aware that other Christians want something […]

Blog Giveaway WINNERS!

Thank you all SO much for entering my giveaway and for being wonderful friends and page followers. I had fun reading all your comments about why you follow the blog…you all butter me up too much. 😀   You are all wonderful and I wish I could give ALL of you a prize!  (I’ll have […]