Why It Matters


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Why do the arts matter? Why does Beauty matter? I don’t believe I have ever heard a better explanation than the song Why It Matters, by Sara Groves. I can still remember Gina coming to me years ago while I typed away at my first novel, battling discouragement (as always), and saying, “This song is what […]

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A Good Year


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It was a good one. Yes, 2014 was a wonderful year for us for so many reasons. There was pain and darkness, like always in the world as it is, but overall it felt like a year of healing and hope, of rest and new life. It was a year of surprising adventures and, as the man […]

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“My, My Heart Like a…Kickstart!” Images and Words from a Memorable Weekend


We are over the moon about how well the kickstarter launch for The Green Ember has gone so far. If you missed the wild weekend, here’s a brief (I hope!) summary. We launched on Friday morning at 6am. Our goal was to reach $10,000 in pre-sales within 30 days. We genuinely had absolutely no idea […]

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Have You Got Your Ears On?


My wife picked out our freshly-five-year-old son’s birthday present, a pair of walkie-talkies. He was thrilled. “Oh, Mommy! It’s just E-zackly what I wanted. Thank you!” We were pleased, proud, and happy. What amazing parents we were. What gift selection. What a joyful home we had made. Everything, as the poets have said, was awesome. […]

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My Wife Contra Mundum


My wife is the most influential person in my life. She is a relentless force for good in our family life. She is a life-giver. She is beautiful, a mother begetting beauty daily in a thousand ways. She is an artist. I live on her canvas, am treated to a life-time backstage pass to her […]

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My Beautiful Wife


My lovely wife, Gina, is tackling a new project over at her blog. Actually, it’s an old one, but she’s sharing it in little glimpses this year. I wish I could adequately express how grateful I am for Gina. The word which most readily comes to mind when I think of her is “beautiful.” She […]

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