Advent Week 1: What Are We Waiting For?

My oldest daughter loves routine. She loves schedules, and having plans. She needs to know what’s going to happen and when. Every morning she wakes up and looks at our calendar in the kitchen; she probably knows our schedule better than I do. A few weeks ago, she received an invitation from a friend to…

Sensible Shoes: A Story About the Spiritual Journey by Sharon Garlough Brown

In my normal, mother-with-three-kids-at-the-library style, I browsed the newly arrived fiction shelves near the kid’s room. I didn’t recognize any authors right away, so I picked up one that had a pretty cover. I was about to put it back down when the author’s bio caught my eye.  “Sharon Garlough Brown holds an M. Div.…