Frisking the Ordinary for the Presence of God

Welcome to I’m an author, a minister to children, a mom and new grandma, Chief Wrangler of Rosie The Woodchuck Dog and Jack The Unkempt Cat, and caretaker of Traveling Baby Jesus. I search my crazy life for God’s fingerprints, and then I write about them. I also drink coffee, fight piles of dirty laundry and dream of French pastries.

New Book!

The Holy Éclair: Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage

A church lady and mom of three moves to France and expects nothing will change to her faith. Watch what God does through chocolate and pastry, cider and the flea market, and all kinds of sacred nothings and divine nobodies!

Who Gets to Play?

“It was an AR 15,” Ben said as I lifted my suitcase onto my bed and started unpacking. Todd and I had just returned from a four day drive through Florida, passing ten miles from Parkland the day before the shooting. Ben had been watching the house, and the news,...

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What To Do About All This Pain?

I love this photo. I took it outside a church in Bethlehem in Palestine last April, and it reminds me that God is God of all people, not just ones that write like we do and talk like we do and live like we do. It also reminds me that there are hurting people...

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Why I Wear the Key

Sweet Grand Boy isn’t the only person curious about the key I sometimes wear around my neck. “What does it mean?” asked the tiny old lady in bright red lipstick as we both reached for the avocados in the produce aisle. “What does it mean?” “Your key,” she said,...

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