Holidays and Sneaky Grief

Holidays and Sneaky Grief When I was a little girl, our neighbor and bonus grandmother Bernice cooked a huge dinner for her closest friends. For years we attended this dinner and I remember seeing her wearing an old fashioned apron and her classically immovable hair. I thought it was so fancy that she slept on…

Wellness, Death, Blame, and Control

Yesterday I had a wonderful visit with two women I love and respect. We gathered to talk about forming a study group around my book, Phe, but ended up discussing all manner of things. One of them works as a physical therapist, who has done wonders for my own shoulder issues, and shared with us…

How to buy Phe NOW

Hey, friends! I know some people are struggling to order Phe right now. Thanks to all of you, the algorithms were wrong and online sellers didn’t buy enough stock for the initial release! While that’s awesome, it means many of them show it as “out of stock” or “currently unavailable.” Barnes and Noble isn’t even…

Sacrificing Busyness

Every Monday morning I share a reflection with our leadership team on campus. I try to find something that speaks to the season we’re in or to the particular work of the people in that room. This past week I started my search by thinking about spring, then the tensions in Ukraine, then the grief…