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Posted by | May 16, 2019
Why I Quit Twitter

Eight great truths every introvert should know   I deactivated my Twitter account around the time I was grieving the death of my dad. If I remember correctly, my last...

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Posted by | January 29, 2019
The Christian and Moral and Spiritual Tensions

How we fight daily to not be seen of men Growing up, I can recall being praised for my achievements from both my mother and my teachers. I was an...

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Posted by | December 15, 2018
Book Review: Influence by Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin

BOOK REVIEW A.W. Tozer wisely wrote: “Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice.” He wrote this in the 1940s, way...

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Posted by | November 23, 2018
More Valuable Than What a Book Can Teach

Some lessons are better learned in sorrow As soon as my son returned from a few days backpacking and tenting in the desert in October, we were off again in...

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Posted by | November 9, 2018
The Burden of Carrying Stories Abroad

What we learn from listening with intention When I visited Mexico decades ago while in college, I listened carefully to the stories of my relatives. (more…)

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Posted by | April 1, 2018
Interview with Kate Motaung

A discussion about displacement, surrender, and landing in the center of God’s will Kate Motaung is the author of A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging, a...

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Posted by | March 24, 2018
The Truth About Ethnic Names and Their Marks on Childhood

How saying my name over and over has become a routine When I was in fifth grade, my teacher decided to give me a new name because it was easier...

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Posted by | March 13, 2018
Interview with Emily Conrad on Justice and Heroism

A discussion about hope, faithfulness, and writing Back in winter of 2017, I came across an announcement of Emily Conrad’s debut novel, Justice. Here, we talk about what inspired her...

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Posted by | February 10, 2018
The Secret of Writing with Privilege is Nothing to be Fearful About

On bilingualism, language, and writing with abandon It is a fight to write. The time it takes to settle my thoughts in front of a blank page when the urge...

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Posted by | October 14, 2017
We Need Diversity by Writers of Color in Christian Publishing

 Why does Christian fiction continue to underrepresent writers of color? There is an observable gap in Christian fiction. Currently, Christian fiction limits its boundaries to the traditional tropes: historical, romance,...

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