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I Am One of Them

Years ago, an Emergent Christian radio host teased me about my Reformed-ness on his radio show. The conversation left both of us confused. Him, I’m sure by my claiming Reformed theology took the same holistic approach I saw in the Emerging Church (especially in areas of erasing that line between sacred and secular. We got […]

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Mother’s Day Giveaway!

So…in honor of Mother’s Day AND the debut of my brand-new, redesigned site (thanks to Marc Miller @ Big Ocean Studios!), a few of my Redbud Writers Guild friends and I have come up with a great giveaway! A four-book package with a retail value of like 50 bucks or something. (Maybe, I haven’t even […]

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Rolling with the Revolution

As you may know, I’ve been a bit more active in blogging at the Mommy Revolution—which Carla Barnhill and I started together. We’ve got some great conversations going on whether or not motherhood is a “calling” and all about our Revolutionary Manifesto and about our visit to Moody’s Midday Connection. Click here to listen to […]

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Is Balance Possible?

 Here’s what we’re talking about at The Mommy Revolution:  Carla: It seems like every article I read about motherhood focuses on this elusive idea of “balance.” I’m all for it, if only someone could step into my life and show me what exactly it might look like. I don’t think my life is any more […]

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Dad’s Got a Fake ID, too?

Here’s what’s new on the Mommy Revolution site: This is hard for me to write, in a way, because I SO love the movie Mr. Mom. I saw it when I was probably 10 or something with my grandmother, who laughed and laughed the whole time. Since my dear hard-working, hard-knock-life-sort-of-life Swedish grandmother NEVER laughed, […]

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Mama Got Memed

Okay, so I got memed for the first time (more on this in a minute). Since I’m busy and in a blaming mood, we get to blame Al Hsu of InterVarsity Press editorial and book-writing-fool fame for tagging me and taking me away from actual work I need to do and instead addressing this. Actually it’s […]

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‘Incapable of Insignificance’

If you scroll down a couple posts, you’ll see a comment from Dawn, who’s wrestling with church roles. She’s been on my mind a lot lately because I think her note personifies exactly what a lot of us go through in various forms, in various ways. I’ve been wanting to respond to her–you, if you’re […]

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Sick of Myself

When I started writing my book a few months back, a friend of mine—who once wrote a book of his own—gave me some advice for when “you hate your book.” While in the midst of writing it (and write it I did—I turned it in to my editor on time three weeks ago!) I never […]

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Hybrid Moms

I admittedly hate most of the marketing-type names that moms get saddled with: stay-at-home mom, working mom, soccer mom, Alpha Mom, Beta Mom, yada yada. But within the past year or so, I’ve come across a couple that I love: mompreneur (how sexy is that?!) and my total fave, hybrid mom. If we’ve got to […]

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‘Most Boring Person in the Room’

Again, it’s Caryn the lazy blogger. This time I’m going to steal a quote from one of the members of my Big Mom Group–the collection of women I’ve assembled who’ve been sharing wisdom, insight, and stories for my book. As I’ve been laying out my chapter on the language we use and the answers we […]

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